Where do I get access information?
Before you visit a crag, you should check the current access requirements – especially if it has been months or years since your last visit.
Access requirements for crags may change quickly and unexpectedly depending on many factors, including farm/forestry activity, road closures, objective hazards, and even the behaviour of other climbers.
ACAT plans to provide a central repository of access information that will be consistently and reliably updated. While we build this up, please check these resources:
Latest updates on our website
ACAT will attempt to collate access updates, news and events from across the country, and provide a list of these on our latest updates page.
ACAT Facebook group and page
The New Zealand Alpine Club provides ClimbNZ, a searchable crowd-sourced crag and route database for New Zealand. Access updates and current access requirements for crags are often added. Note this is a crowd-sourced database, so information may not be fully complete or up to date for some crags.
theCrag.com is an extensive crag and route database with social and logbook features, and many NZ crags. Access updates and current access requirements for crags are often added, especially for the north island. Note this is a crowd-sourced database, so information may not be fully complete or up to date for some crags.
Freeclimb.co.nz is a repository for free PDF climbing guides in the North Island. While guides here may not be updated as often as the crowd-sourced databases, it remains a useful resource.