Rock Climbing Courses
Rock Climbing Courses can be customised to progress your outdoor climbing skills. Instruction at levels to safely pursue your own rock climbing goals. Learn skills for sport climbing, climbing using your own trad protection, techniques, tactics for multi-pitch and alpine climbs, and vertical rescue for beginners to advanced.
Course length can be tailored to previous experience and aspirations from short 1-day refreshers to more comprehensive multi-day courses. We also offer guided rock climbing around Wānaka or alpine and multi-pitch climbing around the Southern Lakes.
Introduction to Sport Climbing Course
1+ day, all year. From $250 per person.
Based at local Wānaka crags, learn the fundamental skills for sport climbing including learning to lead climb, lowering-off fixed anchors, cleaning routes, and abseiling. Progress your sport climbing goals with tactics, mental, strength, and fitness training movement coaching, and projecting.
Multipitch and Trad Climbing Course
1-3 days, all year. From $250 per person.
Expand your climbing horizons to multi-pitch or traditionally protected routes covering skills such as selecting and placing removable protection, gear management, anchor building, belaying, stance management, and descent.
Alpine Rock Climbing Course
1-3 days, December to April
Increase your speed and safety on your own alpine rock climbing objectives and be able to plan and manage mountain routes and avoid and problem-solve out of likely emergency situations.
Technical Rope Skills Course
1-3 days, November to April
Develop your rope and rescue skills to grow your confidence on the crags and in the mountains. Syllabus includes multi-pitch rope management, pitching efficiencies, abseiling, ascending ropes, raising, and lowering.
‘They have a wide range of different courses to pick from for every interest and skill level. They were also very responsive to emails and have very experienced guides. Would recommend!’
— James, Summer Mountaineering Course
‘Thank you again. That was an awesome day out and I really appreciated how generous [Tim] was with his time and knowledge. Tim crammed in more than I thought possible in a day.’
— Megan, Remarkables Alpine Rock Climbing Course
‘Thanks so much for doing a great job at coaching someone who had no idea what they were doing lol. I work with some great leaders so I know one when I see one! I am a beginner climber and [our guide] gave excellent instruction on how to be safe while taking me out of my comfort zone. I’ve found a new love for this sport and it’s thanks to him! Absolutely exceeded my expectations!!! Thanks Wanaka Mountain Guides!
— Landen, Mitre Peak Ascent