Rock Climbing in New Zealand

Like the many other diverse experiences on offer in New Zealand rock climbing is no different. From the easy access single pitch sport climbs in the north to the remote and challenging natural big wall climbs of the south, to the bouldering in between and everywhere, there are no boundaries. Combine this with the varying rock types, Ignimbrite (volcanic), Limestone (calcite), Greywacke (New Zealand sandstone) and Granite and you have the ingredients to make a formidable rock climbing adventure.

The laid back way of life that New Zealand is famous around the world for is clearly illustrated in its rock grading system. New Zealand is one of the only places in the world that has a simplistic numbering system that goes from about 10 to 35.

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