Outdoor Rock Climbing

Welcome to overhanging grottos and searing sea cliffs to city crags and bouldering walls, outdoor rock climbing in New Zealand is stunningly diverse
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Beginner Climbing

Introduction to Rock Climbing course in New Zealand – from ropes to boulders
From $135

Outdoor Bouldering

Low level climbing without ropes. More movement, power and mindfullness.
From $135

Lead Climbing

New Zealand Sport climbing; learn to lead climb and lead belay outdoors
From $225

Trad Climbing

Trad Climbing in New Zealand is equally art as it is climbing; discover cams, hexes, nuts and more
From $315

Multi-Pitch Climbing

Multi-Pitch Climbing takes you higher up the pitches to belay stances and rarer routes
From $405

Guide and Instructor Training

Get knowledge, skills and experience becoming an NZOIA Rock instructor
From $200

Need something special?

For an introduction to possibilities; contact our consultants for bespoke experiences

Real Rock Climbing Experiences! Experience Climbing On Real Outdoor Rocks…

Rock climbing outdoors is a fast-growing recreational adventure known also as sport climbing, and for us it’s a passion! Even better, climbing outdoors is great! The thrill of our rock climbing experiences stretch your abilities (for the better) as you top-rope climb ancient cliffs! With amazing outdoor sport climbing views of the countryside, boulder valleys, and the extinct volcanoes of Auckland, it’s an awe-inspiring adventure. Your fully qualified and experienced guide(s) teach you the safest form of climbing there is and impart knowledge and skills necessary to participate and ultimately at some point go out there yourself.


Already an experienced and competent sport climber?

Perhaps you are alone or a sole traveler? You may even just want to switch the brain off and climb while being guided around crags and climbs without wasting time? Let us know, we can help! Push yourself mentally and physically or take your climbing skills to the next level. Learn anything in the rock climbing world from bouldering, top-roping, lead/sport-climbing, multi-pitch or trad climbing with our passionate instructors.

Learning the basics of rock climbing and movement techniques, you will be exposed to fundamental bouldering movements, then progress on to top-rope climbing and eventually lead climbing with basic transitions and abseiling to come down safely and retrieve your gear. Perfect for anyone wanting to get into sport climbing outdoors and be a proficient climber.


Experience rock climbing in a fun safe environment

Learn the basics of this exciting sport. Ideal for novice to climbers or travellers wanting to see more of New Zealand’s sites or a seasoned veteran wanting to introduce friends and family to the sport but doesn’t have all the gear, then this is for you. We have packages, private groups and more!

Rock climbing with Social Nature Movement means quality instruction, guiding and climbing. We have a huge variety of sport climbing available, we start with the basics and progress you through all the essential skills. Rock Climbing is available for corporate team building programs, private courses and school groups. Contact us directly for details.

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Outdoor Rock Climbing in New Zealand is geologically diverse offering a wide variety of climbing styles on many rock types in stunning settings. Whether you want to clip bolts, wiggle in wires, slap slopers or punch it for a summit, there’s something here for you.


Outdoor Rock Climbing crags in New Zealand you can climb with us:

Some classic must-climb Outdoor Rock Climbing crags in New Zealand include: Ti Point, Auckland City, Te Ananui, Wharepapa South, Waitomo, Mount Maunganui, Mangorewa, Kinloch, Kawakawa bay, Whanganui Bay, Mangatepopo Valley, White Falls, Baring Head, Turakirae Head … currently there are over 12,000 recorded routes and counting!

We know the best walls to go near you, whatever your comfort level. So, whether you’re a newcomer climbing for the first time or the five hundredth time, chalk up your hands on the perfect outdoor rock climbing classes for beginners and for every style and comfort level.

You will be the apprentice learning fundamentals of rock climbing and take away introductory skills to independently enjoy this highly rewarding sport.

Have you just started at clip n climb and want to climb better, faster?

Perhaps you are an indoor climbing gym rookie that wants to connect deeper with oneself and transcend natures intricacies without following the green holds and obsessive grades? Then take this path to good climbs and good times. The perfect admission for any fitness level and getting started.

The focus of this initiation programme is learning skills to safely enjoy climbing on outdoor cliffs. On this course you will learn the most current climbing techniques and protocols. Never belayed with anything other than a Petzl GriGri? Let us show you, the cadet, an air traffic controller (ATC) and other belay devices…

No matter if you have never climbed before or just a couple of times at clip n climb, we take you to discover the tricks and tips toward more ways of climbing! No previous climbing experience is necessary, but preferred along with curiosity if we explore the promontories. Make your commencement in a newfound sport. This is a great opportunity to introduce you to the love of climbing. All levels are welcome and qualified instruction is given.

As an introduction to Rock Climbing in New Zealand, fundamental principles and techniques of beginner rock climbing movement and footwork are introduced. You will gain confidence in your skills, exposure to heights and trusting the rope. You will get more comfortable handling the ropes in the principles of movement and belaying.

We focus on getting started with a range of outdoor climbing styles, including bouldering and top-rope climbing on real rock walls. At the end of this class, you will be able to belay, tie knots, climb better, be braver, asses risk and communicate the climbing lingo. How rad is that?


Why Rock Climbing May Be the Ultimate Full-Body Workout

30 Benefits of Rock Climbing:

1. It Strengthens Your Muscles While Being Low Impact

2. It Improves Your Flexibility

3. It Challenges Your Cardiovascular System

4. It Combats Chronic Disease

5. It Can Help Improve Coordination

6. Increases strength and grip

7. Burns calories

8. Improves balance

9. Helps with problem solving

10. Provides a sense of community

11. Allows you to explore

12. Mental strength

13. Reduces stress

14. Prevents chronic disease

15. Breathtaking sights

16. Conquers fears

17. Challenge yourself

18. A full body workout

19. Improved stamina and endurance

20. It has low impact on your body

21. It focuses the mind

22. Meditative effects

23. Promotes ambition and personal challenge

24. Problem solving

25. Builds and boosts confidence

26. You go to amazing places

27. You see the world from a different perspective

28. It’s super sociable

29. It promotes trust

30. You can do it all year round and until you’re old

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Rock Climbing Credentials

SNM are NZOIA qualified climbing guides and members.

Promoting excellence in outdoor instruction and guiding through qualifications for professionals since 1987.

Adventure Mark
SNM are externally audited in Adventurous Activities.

AdventureMark™ is New Zealand’s largest adventure certification body. They work with over 200 operators here in New Zealand and in several countries worldwide providing our health and safety audit and adventure certification services across the globe.

SNM are approved Rock Climbing and Abseiling operators through:

WorkSafe is New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator. Our audit is registered by WorkSafe New Zealand under the Adventure Activities Certification Scheme