Touching Rock - Bouldering at Baring Head

***This is a trial event for the keen climbers among you***


What we'll be doing
In an effort to inspire those dedicated climbers amongst the AW ranks we'll be heading out to the natural playground of Baring Head which has a multitude of world class boulder problems over looking the Cook Strait. We'll spending a few hours getting to grips with climbing outdoors on small boulders, learning safety, a bit of technique and most of all, having fun.

– 45min-1hr walk from the carpark to Baring Head.  No outdoor climbing experience necessary but some indoor experience is useful.

Price: Free

Meet in the carpark at 10am. 4-5hrs (NB - this includes the 45min-1hr walk to and from the boulders so 2-3hrs of climbing in all)

Important info
This event is weather dependant and may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. A decision will be made at least 12hrs before the start of the event so keep an eye out here for updates.

What to bring
Warm comfortable clothing to walk and climb in, water, a snack/lunch, *your own climbing shoes*

(If you don't already have your own climbing shoes beg, borrow, steal or buy - or trademe!)

How to get there
Arrange group transport using the comments below. Please help the vehicle owner with petrol costs.

Drive to Wainuiomata and take the Coast Road heading south.  After approximately 16km (1.5km before you reach the sea) there is a car park on the right with a bridge across the river.  (Driving time from Wellington City approximately 1hr)

This event is out of town. It's your own responsibility to
sort out transportation. If you need a lift you can post a comment below this
event page to see if other attendees have free spots in their car. If you can
offer lifts please also post a comment.

Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure
Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be
held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to,
during, or after an event.

A 'no show' rule applies to all AW events.  If you cancel your RSVP after 7pm on the evening before the event, or do not turn up for the event, you will receive a no-show for the event. With three no-show recorded, you will be suspended from Adventure Wellington for 6 months.

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  • Iris Z

    Missed it. When is the next time? Keen to join.

    September 2, 2013

  • James S.

    Thanks to you all for coming along and giving 110% to make it an awesome event. Looking forward to seeing you all at the next one!

    1 · August 31, 2013

    • Mike Y.

      Yeah perfect winter's day in sunny NZ. Met some awesome people. Looking forward to next time!

      1 · August 31, 2013

    • Jenny

      Yup - totally awesome day! Great Pics Hamish. Look forward to next time. Thanks guys.

      1 · August 31, 2013

  • Fiona C.

    awesome day! thanks everyone i'm hanging out for next time

    August 31, 2013

  • Kaja

    A perfect Saturday! Thanks, guys...

    2 · August 31, 2013

  • Hamish L.

    This is going to be fun, if anyone needs a lift let me know. I will be leaving Kelburn around 9am.

    August 30, 2013

    • Hamish L.

      If you can get the number 3 to the main entrance of the botanical gardens on glenmore street I can pick you up from there. My cel is 021308884. I will be leaving my place by 9am.

      August 30, 2013

    • Meredith

      Sent you a txt.

      August 30, 2013

  • Jenny

    Thanks for sorting the weather James! Looking forward to it - Im Kaya's +1 : )

    2 · August 30, 2013

  • James S.

    Right Peoples! I have arranged for the rain to have cleared through by tomorrow morning. It will still be blowing from the south so I suggest warm clothing.
    Meet tomorrow morning at 10am in the carpark as described in the event. If anyone needs a lift give me a call[masked]

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Mike Y.

    Hi all, just wanted to check that everyone had managed to sort out rock climbing shoes before next weekend?? They are around 60NZD from Bivouac. Also one of the climbing instructors at Fergs Girish, has volunteered to come and offer some help! Fingers crossed for good weather...

    August 24, 2013

    • James S.

      Yep I have an old pair that should fit you.

      August 28, 2013

    • Meredith

      Awesome! Thanks James

      August 28, 2013

  • Pauline R

    Hi , I am on waiting list but hoping to go and experience first bouldering trip in NZ! I have all the climbing gear but would need a lift :) regards Pauline

    August 26, 2013

  • James S.

    So long term forecast shows southerlies and showers on Saturday and dry with southerlies on Sunday. Lets hope the weather front moves quicker than expected. We all need to start doing a sun dance!
    I will make a final decision around lunchtime on Friday. Worst case scenario we reschedule.

    If anyone needs a lift from Wellington City I shall be driving through from Island Bay.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Shelley M.

    Hi, I can offer lifts (up to three) from Lower Hutt and return, if anyone requires help with transport.

    August 10, 2013

  • Barnaby A.

    Great new event James - make sure to do more when I'm not out of town eh?

    August 10, 2013

    • James S.

      I'm sure I will repeat it.

      August 10, 2013

  • Hamish L.

    This is going to be fun :)

    August 10, 2013

  • Rosie P.

    Would love to join but I'll be in Melbourne.

    August 10, 2013

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