Indoor Rock Climbing

at the Adventure Centre


The YMCA Adventure Centre is a modern facility which we maintain to the highest health and safety standards.

In the main arena there is climbing terrain to challenge all ages and abilities, with 46 top ropes in position and over 100 set routes (over 80% are leadable).  We also have a dedicated bouldering area full of interesting challenges.

Our staff are friendly and knowledgeable and we pride ourselves on the consistent delivery of great guest experiences. The YMCA Climbing Centre is a welcoming environment and a social hub for local and international visitors – beginners and experienced climbers alike.

So come on down to the YMCA Adventure Centre!  We are easy to find, centrally located just 100 metres off Moorhouse Avenue.  We are open 7 days a week and have a full range of hire equipment available.

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Opening Hours

School Term: Monday to Friday 2pm – 10pm
School Holidays: Monday to Friday 10am – 10pm
Weekends:

Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6:30pm
Public Holidays:

10am – 10pm

 
Outside of our advertised hours the climbing centre is available by prior booking for school, college, corporate and community groups.
 

Entry & Induction

 
We offer a range of deals to suit casual and regular climbers at the YMCA Adventure Centre.

Special deals are also available for Schools, Groups and Birthday Parties.

Anyone visiting the centre for the first time is required to go through an induction process and climbers under 16 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian sign the registration form.

There is no minimum age to climb, but please note that climbers must be at least 13 years of age to be able to ‘belay’ other climbers unless they have gained a Top Rope Belay Licence and are climbing with the Flying Geckos climbing club.

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If you want to have a go at climbing at the Adventure Centre please come on down for an induction with one of our qualified instructors.

All first timers to the Center must go through an induction.  The initial entry payment $30 provides all the gear you need, entry and registration.  For those with their own harness and shoes there is a discount on the initial induction entry fee ($24). During the week induction briefings run at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm, or on weekends at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.  If there are a group of you coming down please use the Book Here button below to ensure we have space for you.  For more than 6 people please email us to book in a session with us with your very own personal instructor.

Following your induction you’re part of our climbing wall family and can use the facilities as and when suits you, have a look into our membership options for discounted options on our everyday entry fee.
 
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Entry Prices

Casual Entry Climbing Bouldering Harness Shoes
Adults $18 $14 $6 $6
Students $16 $12 $4 $4
Under 16s $14 $10 $4 $4

Concession Passes & Memberships

10 Session Climbing Pass 10 Session Bouldering Pass Monthly Membership*
Adults $160 $120 $85 per month
Students $140 $100 $75 per month
Under 16s $120 $90 $70 per month

*Monthly membership allows unlimited climbing and bouldering, discounts on gear purchases, free monthly guest passes. Payment via direct direct. Terms & conditions apply.

 

High School League

 
Are you ready to try a new sport?

Try rock climbing at the Adventure Centre with our Wednesday Afternoon High School League.

Each Wednesday from 3pm, high school students from throughout Christchurch gather at the Adventure Centre to enjoy indoor rock climbing. No experience necessary, full training provided by our friendly staff (it’s easy!) and lots of challenges and competitions to enjoy in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Give it a go!

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Climbing Courses

 
We offer a wide range of courses for beginners, intermediate and experienced
climbers of all ages. These courses are designed to help climbers improve
their knowledge and technique.

Click here to check out our climbing courses.
 
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Climbing Clubs

 
Looking for a club? See some local clubs below:

 


Function Spaces

 
Off The Wall is located on the mezzanine floor overlooking both climbing arenas. This space is used for birthday party bookings year round, but is also available outside of Clip ‘n Climb hours for other functions.

Behind Off The Wall is a multi-purpose function room, themed as an Alpine Lodge. This is used for Club and Corporate Meetings.  It is a 12m x 6m room with a very distinctive character, and is also available for hire.
 


Contact

 
P 03 377 3000 E climb@ymcachch.org.nz
 

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