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For climbers
Disrespecting rules closes crags. This has happened several times around NZ, most recently at Dragon Crags (Banks Peninsula). The lesson could not be more clear – all climbers need to comply with the ground rules if we want to continue enjoying crag access. Rules vary from crag to crag, so please check for access information before you...
For climbersWaikatoSky Castle
We have an exciting opportunity to open a new climbing area in the Waikato! Sky Castle is a limestone bouldering and sport climbing area near Mt Pirongia. The crag was originally developed for bouldering by guiding company Raglan Rock, and the landowner has now agreed to open it to recreational climbers. ACAT is working on a Memorandum...
For climbersWaikatoWaipari
Please donate to ACAT’s Waipari crag fund – every dollar will go directly to improving access and the crag environment.  ACAT is a registered charity so all donations are eligible for a 33% tax credit. Any excess funds received will be held for future Waipari projects. We are still working with Merry and Emma to create a ground-breaking...
For climbers
Making a monthly or annual donation to ACAT through our website provides us with sustainable funding for our ongoing access projects. The more you give, the more we are able to do. You can use the donation form on any page to make a donation. As well as ongoing work to promote climbing access, ACAT is building its Trust fund to enable the...
For climbers
Join our mailing list to receive email updates on important access developments.  Each year we will also send you Aotearoa Climbing Access Trust’s annual report and an invitation to attend our Annual General Meeting. We will automatically add you to our mailing list when you donate to ACAT through our website. You can easily unsubscribe...
About usFor climbers
If you have made a donation to ACAT, you are entitled to a 33% tax credit. You can claim your credit at the end of each tax year and either keep the refund or send it back to ACAT to increase your impact. The instructions on this page are for individual donors only. If you donated on behalf of an organisation, see our guidance for company...
For climbersNews
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 and sail it at the same time. Over the past 18 months we have successfully established ACAT as a new organisation that is already making a difference to climbing access around New Zealand. We...
For climbers
ACAT plans to provide a central repository of crag access information that will be consistently and reliably updated. To help us do this, keep others up to date, and help us manage issues as they arise, you can report crag access issues below. We also encourage you to update access information on ClimbNZ and theCrag, if you are able.
For climbers
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...