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Female climber in orange helmet reaches for the final hold, viewed from above

Your donation will help us continue our critical NZ climbing access and advocacy work

The Aotearoa Climbing Access Trust (ACAT) works to improve access to rock climbing and bouldering areas around New Zealand.

In the 2 years since we began we have worked to preserve the future of Waipari and Wharepapa Rock, gained a trial reopening for Whanganui Bay, submitted on adventure tourismstewardship land and Milford Sound legislation, worked to allow climbing during Covid, and more.

There is still so much more to do – access is threatened or prohibited at many crags around NZ. We are working on it! Please help us keep going with a regular or one-off donation.

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Kieran Liddicoat climbing Hot Lava, Whanganui Bay.
All NZ :
ACAT will be holding its second Annual General Meeting at 7:00pm on Monday 11 December 2023. All ACAT supporters and interested climbers are...
Cliff at the Mangorewa Gorge from a distance with two climbers.
Bay of Plenty :
ACAT and the Rotorua Climbing Club are consulting with DOC and iwi about the future of the crag. Key details:  Please consider Mangorewa...
Climber in blue shirt at the Kinloch crag, Lake Taupō
Waikato :
ACAT and local climbers have been discussing climbing at Kinloch with the Trust representing the landowners. We are excited to finally be talking...
Kimi Worrell selfie in a boat
All NZ :
ACAT administers the Kimi Worrell Fund, which supports safe climbing access in New Zealand. Kimi tragically passed away in 2018 when a fixed line she...
Mt Eden quarry columnar basalt cliff from a distance with 2 climbers
Auckland :
We get more inquiries about the status of the Quarry than any other crag, demonstrating the strength and scale of passion in the community for this...
Climber on overhanging orange white rock above bush
All NZ :
ACAT held our AGM on Monday 12 December, and presented our annual report. The past two years have been a whirlwind as we worked to build this ship...
Wide angle aerial image of Ti Point, basalt headland with pohutakawa, calm turquoise sea, underwater reef, cloudy sky.
Ti Point, an hour north of Auckland. Photo: Chris Hailey.