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Female climber in orange helmet reaches for the final hold, viewed from above
Nadia Sosa tops out at Wharepapa Rock, Waikato. Photo: Zane Bray.

Donate to help us continue our critical NZ climbing access and advocacy work

ACAT exists to improve access to rock climbing and bouldering areas around NZ. 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! Starting a regular donation now is the best way you can help us keep going.

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Climber in black shirt at the Pakeho crag.
Waikato :
Since ACAT signed an MOU with the Pakeho landowners in January, Chris Hailey has been leading an epic community effort to get the crag ready for re-...
Climber in blue shirt at the Kinloch crag, Lake Taupō
Waikato :
The Kinloch K1 crag sits on a section of Maori land called the Whangamata No. 3 block, owned by an Ahu Whenua Trust. Over the past year, ACAT has...
Climber on a limestone cliff above native bush at Pakeho crag
Waikato :
ACAT has been working behind the scenes toward re-opening Pakeho crag, and has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the landowners and...
Climber in blue shirt bouldering at Wairere Boulders
Northland :
Wairere Boulders, one of the best bouldering areas in the North Island, can finally be publicised after a change of ownership. Wairere Boulders is a...
Climber in red jacket and helmet at Lucky Strike in the Darran Mountains
All NZ :
ACAT's Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 11 December, where the annual report was presented. The past year has been a period of...
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...
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.