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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, succeeded in reopening 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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Latest updates

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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...
West Coast :
Westland’s newest rock climbing area is very much alpine sport climbing that fits with the rugged landscape. Clean, fine-grained granite soaked in...
Waikato :
We are gutted to announce that Pakeho crag has been indefinitely closed for climbing. Pakeho is a beautiful limestone sport climbing area in the...
West Coast :
We have submitted our opinion on the proposals set out in DOC’s Westland stewardship land reclassification consultation document, which...
Waikato :
After over 5 years of closure, ACAT is stoked to announce that climbing at Whanganui Bay is now possible again under a trial climbing season....
Waikato :
Excited for a weekend away at Kawakawa Bay? Who wouldn’t be! But remember it’s crucial that we behave respectfully, leave no trace, and keep climbing...
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.