Northern Rocks is a world-class climbing centre. With your first visit you'll receive a FREE WEEK of climbing! And bring a friend during your week and receive a second free week!
Our facility is the first dedicated bouldering facility of it’s kind in the North Island of NZ. We offer climbing walls to suit all levels of ability, no experience is required. Our staff will provide you with a brief induction to the facility or enjoy one of our foundation classes to get started.
Join in New Zealand's newest growing recreation by having a go at bouldering, indoor climbing at it's best! Your climbing experience is at the heart of what we do. We provide trained and competent professionals that are psyched on climbing and passionate about supporting others.
Bouldering is is rock climbing in its purest form, there's just you and the boulder. No ropes, no belaying and what's more, no experience or great strength required! Bouldering is a great way of improving fitness, self confidence and joining a vibrant community.
Bouldering is now an Olympic Sport and many of our climbers compete in regional and national competitions such as the AIMES Games and Secondary Schools competitions.
In the Northern Rocks Bouldering Gym, the walls are limited in height so you climb over the top of the wall and come down the stairs or jump down on to highly specialized gymnastic boulder pads.
Each boulder 'problem' consists of a series of climbing holds, arranged in various ways, and you work out which way you are going to climb to the top. There are a vast variety of hold shapes and sizes which can be arranged in an infinite number of ways. Your movements can be simple, graceful and meditative or strong, powerful and dynamic!
First time visitors will be given tour and introduction to the facility, climbing shoes are available and we have climbing suited to all ages and abilities.
Come on down and give it a go!