Let's Rock Waipari climbing festival October 2022

Save the date! We’re running a Waipari climbing extravaganza to raise funds and have fun. Presale tickets sold out fast, numbers are strictly limited, so don’t mss out – grab your ticket now.

Festival dates: 28–30 October 2022
Bad weather backup: 4–6 November
Tickets on sale now

Shirtless climber on steeply overhung pocketed rock in Waikato New Zealand
Ryan Yang on Black Widow at Waipari. Photo: Chris Hailey.

Everyone is welcome – we encourage climbers from all over the country to come and connect with friends old and new, share stories and psyche, climb and dance the night away. There will be something for everyone:

  • Climbing competition, social climbing, climbing clinics, all the climbing!
  • Coffee and food trucks on site
  • DJs on the decks
  • Evening bonfire
  • Guest speakers
  • A great party
  • Camping on site and nearby
  • And much, much more…

Check out the event page on FaceBook to stay up to date with further announcements.

Tickets for climbers, families, kids under 16, spectators, camping fees and limited edition t-shirts are all available now from the ticketing site. Note entry tickets do not include camping fees. Numbers are strictly limited, don't leave it too late to book.

The festival has a zero waste ethos – pack out what you pack in, leave no trace. No dogs, no glass, BYO cutlery and crockery for food trucks, or bring your own food in. Car-pooling is recommended, there is limited parking on site.

Thanks to support from the Waipa District Council, Northern Rocks gym, and of course our wonderful hosts Emma and Merry.