$499 inc gst
Spur Road Crag, Timaru
9 am – 4 pm each day
Appropriate for ages 16 and up
Learn the skills you need to start styling climbs on real rock while keeping yourself and climbing party safe. We’ll get you comfortable moving on rock, using safe belaying techniques, tying knots and rope handling skills, using climbing calls and give you considerations for buying your own gear.
A minor level of fitness is required. Difficulty of climbs can be adjusted to suit your ability, but you should be comfortable walking/standing on uneven terrain and easily able to climb a ladder.
Fear of heights? We’ll only encourage you to go as high as you feel comfortable. A good opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zone in a safe environment.
We provide accommodation in our off-grid Cabins at no extra charge for the duration of the course.
What you will need to bring:
You will need to bring your own bedding (sheets, pillows and duvets or sleeping bag) and towels. We provide hand towels, bathmats, tea towels and cloths for cleaning. The bedrooms are not heated so please make sure you bring enough bedding to keep warm.
You need to provide your own food. Lunch needs to be packed to carry down to the crag each day.
The Cabins do not have refrigeration, but there is fridge space available at our office.
9:00 am meet at Spur Road Crag carpark, Timaru
- Use your feet – introductory climbing movement skills
- Safe top-rope belay technique
- Climb/belay practice
- Guidebooks, grading, where to get information about climbing
- Lots of climbing
Ready to book!
We will supply all climbing specific gear, but please come dressed for the weather. We may still climb even if it’s drizzling. If you already own any of your own climbing gear, bring it along.
Keep in mind – Spur Road crag is located on a private farm. There are no public toilets and no drinking water available.
- Activewear appropriate for weather conditions
- Warm jacket or fleece
- Trainers (well-fitting with good grip)
- Lunch and snacks
- Drink bottle/Water (recommended minimum 2L for the whole day)
- Any medications you take
Gear We Will Supply:
- Belay devices
- Climbing shoes (size range is limited)
- Other technical gear for climbing
Overnight – if staying at the Cabins:
- Sleeping bag
- Warm hat or gloves (winter)
- Thermals (highly recommended)