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  • lutty11 said Hey Andy, I'm 31 from USA. I too climb in the 18/19 range. Are you still looking for partners as I am looking to spend the first 3 weeks of October climbing anywhere in NZ. I'm easy going and safety oriented. Let me know if interested. Cheers...
    Searching Climbing Buddy in NZ
     (Forum topic) 4 days ago
  • Lours said Hey frqnt! I'm interested to do some ski touring. Why not the black pk! I do wwoofing in Hawea actually, up to the end of august. I'm free every day. The snow conditions look's good for tomorrow and days after. I do ski-touring every week-end in...
    Ski-touring/mountaineering, Black Pk. ice
     (Forum topic) 6 days ago
  • Craig.Hosking said Well done guys! sounds like an amazing climb!
    The First Ascent of the South Face of Mt Suter
     (Story) 1 week ago
  • Graham said Went to Whakapapa this weekend. Observations from the skin up: Chiming bells still thin. Couldn't see Gorilla. On Pink Floyd - looks like the climbs around Crazy Diamond are in, or at least iced up. Found some elusive 'pehu powder. On Sunday,...
    The 'pehu 2014
     (Forum topic) 1 week ago
  • mattski said Short window a long way away. Best of luck sir.
    Mt Cook 1-5 Dec 14
     (Forum topic) 1 week ago
  • TheElk said Interested in the two guidebooks as well as possibly in the mat covers. Will be in Christchurch on Thursday and Friday (7 and 8 August) Let me know how to reach you. No cell service up here in Castle Hill but cell will work in CHC and is 022...
    outdoor and climbing items for sale URGENT
     (Forum topic) 2 weeks ago
  • lcw said Ta of detailed reply, my looking says max bit under 60 nzd for bd spinner and then depends on how you ship (ie with what) thanks for the how long you think to make there also how long to source, so all up what is your time worth. Great that this is...
    Build your own umbilical
     (Article) 2 weeks ago
  • AceAudacious said I agree Graham, you can jam on these climbs, but certainly don't have to. I'll have to have a go at those Whanganui Bay routes you mention.
    Splitter Cracks
     (Forum topic) 3 weeks ago
  • Graham said I don't completely agree with you, Ace - Neither of those climbs at Mangaokewa are anything but sport climbs with one or two optional crack moves. At W. Bay, Eternity Road is basically a pocket climb that has a nice crack for gear. Pretty soft at...
    Splitter Cracks
     (Forum topic) 3 weeks ago
  • AceAudacious said Piarere has a whole bunch of pure (pocketless) cracks, if you can find them, on soft rock. Kawakawa also has the massive undercling-roof the Sweet and the Savage (18), the corner of Boat Ramp Crack (17), and the Hecklers (19). All have substantial...
    Splitter Cracks
     (Forum topic) 3 weeks ago


  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:03
    High altitude mountaineer Chris Jensen Burke recently became the first New Zealand woman to reach the summit of K2 (8611m) on 28 July, almost exactly 60 years since the first ascent.
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  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:43

    On 19 July, Ben Dare and Stephen Skelton made the first ascent of the 700-metre south face of Mt Suter, at the head of Falls Creek in the Earl Mountains, Fiordland.

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  • Monday, July 28, 2014 - 16:05
    Presales available now!
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  • Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:30
    Guy McKinnon has completed the long-awaited second winter ascent of the east face of Popes Nose, in impeccable style.
  • Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 13:41
    Who in the climbing world hasn’t heard of Steph Davis? This star of climbing is practically a constellation in her own right, being a gun crack climber, a bold soloist and a pretty tidy alpinist, always demonstrating that trademark unstoppable commitment to achieve her goals.
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