Trad Climbing

Ever wondered about climbing where there are no bolts? The answer is Trad Climbing.

This involves placing equipment (protection) into cracks and holes in the rock while you climb, the 2nd climber then removers the equipment.

Although each of our courses are tailored to the participants,  a certain level of rock climbing experience is required before attending this course. Covering placing and removing equipment such as camping devices and wires or nuts, how to extend runners, the process of belay from the top including setting up anchors, Wanaka is known as a sport climbing (climbing on bolts) destination this results in the climbs that are left as trad climbs being great climbs with easy to place protection on them.

Trad Climbing Wanaka

Other Outdoor Climbing Options

  • Intro To Rock Climbing

    The ‘introduction to rock climbing’ is our most popular trip, you get the opportunity to experience outdoor rock climbing in a safe and fun way, focusing on maximum time actually climbing, whilst learning safe practices and good technique along the way. It is ideal for those who have never climbed before, or only on an indoor wall.


  • Abseiling


    Experience the thrill of stepping off a cliff edge into space… under the control of a safety rope of course!



  • Lead Climbing


    Push yourself mentally and physically by learning to lead climb in New Zealand’s premiere (and most scenic) sport climbing venue.



  • Guided Climbing and Private Trips


    This is the trip YOU want, because its custom designed especially for you. Weather you want to experience the best of Wanaka rock, would rather a personal guide or if you are an experienced climber but didn’t bring a climbing partner or your gear with you. Our team will be happy to show you the best routes suited to your ability and objectives.


  • Multi Pitch


    A true climbing journey, for some of us its not enough to climb just one rope length up, we want to go further.