Trips

2024 Winter Meets

Register for 2024 Alpine Meets

This years exciting alpine trip schedule has been put together by the committee of the NZ Alpine Club Wellington Section. By registering you can indicate which trips you would like to attend and provide your details which will allow our trip leaders to contact you and plan the trip.

See the calendar for a list of the planned trips and register early.


Previous Trips

2024 Summer Climbing

Otaki (Moffat's) day trip
January 13 or 14

A lesser-known local crag with a handful of moderate sport routes. Note this one is on private land so numbers will likely be limited.



Kawakawa Bay
January 19 - 22

A Wellingtonian favourite. Hundreds of sport and trad routes with moderate grades and easy access, the best multipitch climbing in the North Island, and free camping at the back of the beach.

Baring Head day trip
January 27 or 28 

An atmospheric spot with lots of bouldering and a handful of sport climbs at Ship Rock.

Mt Owen
Feburary 2-6 (Waitangi)

Off-the-beaten-track cragging deep in Kahurangi National Park, based at Granity Pass Hut (4-5 hours from the roadend).

Whakapapa
February 9-11

Adventurous-feeling Ruapehu climbing from the comfort of a ski lodge. Stay close for solid sport options on the classic Meads Wall, or venture into the Gorge for a little more spice.

Kohatu Horoeka Ki Hemi Matenga (Waikanae) day trip
February 17 or 18

Another less-frequented local crag, overlooking Waikanae and hosting a handful of routes at Grades 15-20.

Turakirae Head day trip
February 24 or 25

"Turakirae Head embodies all that is positive about the modern bouldering movement." - ClimbNZ

Tukino
March 1-3

Sport and trad cragging from the TASC Lodge on Ruapehu's east side. 4WD vehicles needed to drive beyond the Round the Mountain track. 

Titahi Bay day trip
March 9 or 10


The OG Wellington crag, with a fantastic coastal setting and varied trad and sport climbing.


Taranaki
March 15-17

More like Tradanaki. A good number of moderate-ish trad routes in another spectacular location. The classic East Ridge summer scramble is a great option for summit-seekers wanting a bigger day.

Temple Stream Area
March 28 - April 1 (Easter)

Adventurous multipitch trad climbing in the mountains. A scenic 8-hour approach through Gunsight Pass to a high camp between Bruce Peak and Steeple Peak. These peaks host some classic days out, with 250-500m routes on mostly good rock - look up Kea Arete, Weta Prowl or Butterfly Buttress to name three.

Paines Ford
March 28 - April 1 (Easter)

A sport climbing hub at the top of the south, with some great swimming holes and some excellent additional routes further on at Pohara.

Titahi Bay day trip
April 6 or 7

The OG Wellington crag, with a fantastic coastal setting and varied trad and sport climbing.

Mangatepopo Valley
April 12-14

One for the Trad Dads and Dadettes - this is old school climbing in a beautiful spot, featuring the classic multipitch Bomb Arete.

Arapiles
April 20-28 (Anzac Week)

A world trad climbing destination, and an ideal place to gain confidence as a trad leader. Bomber rock, great protection, and thousands of routes, with plenty of low grades (think 6-12) to get your mileage in. Not a sport climbing venue, unless you're sending 25+.

Kawakawa Bay
April 24-28 (Anzac Weekend)

A Wellingtonian favourite. Hundreds of sport and trad routes with moderate grades and easy access, the best multipitch climbing in the North Island, and free camping at the back of the beach.

Punk Rock day trip
May 4 or 5

Does it really exist? Are the climbs any good? Don't ask too many questions, you're rock climbing in central Wellington.

Titahi Bay day trip
May 18 or 19

The OG Wellington crag, with a fantastic coastal setting and varied trad and sport climbing.

Wharepapa
May 31 - June 3 (King's Birthday)

Some of the North Island's finest climbing on sharp pockety ignimbrite. Finger skin beware.