Welcome to Queenstown Climbing Club in New Zealand. We’re an incorporated society based in Queenstown, NZ, set up to represent climbers in and around the Wakatipu basing. We’ve been established for over 4 years and have active relationships with the local community, trusts, Department of Conservation and local landowners.
Queenstown is one of the adventure capitals of the world, and has the most concentrated and diverse areas climbing areas in New Zealand from short family friendly sports climbing to long multi pitch alpine routes and accessible ice climbing. Have a look around the site to find out more, and if you’re a current member, head on over to join our active Facebook group.
Twizel Climbing Wall are having a competition over the weekend of 18-19th May. The club will be using some of the generous donations from the X-Wye event to fund some youths to go up and compete from the Youth Climbing Fund.
Please register your interests with the club.
Climbing Disciplines : Top rope Climbing – Saturday, Lead Climbing – Sunday
Entry Fee : $10.00* (cash) each day. Pay at registration desk.
Late entries $15.00
Register now at… www.facebook.com/TwizelClimbingWall or http://moldol.wufoo.com/forms/twizel-climbing-wall-competition/
*Registrations open from 10.30 am – 11.30 am each day; full briefing at 11.45 am. Competition starts at 12 noon.
If you can’t make this event, please come along and help out with some Pest Control at Wye Creek on Saturday 18th May. See Pest Control post for more information.
The Climbing Club in collaboration with DOC is organising a day in Wye Creek where stoats traps will be set up. 35 trap boxes (weighing 8-10kg each) will be deployed up the valley to locations that have already been marked out by DOC staff. Ray Molloyand few others from DOC will be present.
It would be awesome to get some volunteers to help carry trap boxes to the designated spots. Specific pack frames can be provided by DOC but if you have your own overnight packs (that you’re happy to use), it would be good to bring them along as one or two boxes can usually be secured under the straps of most larger packs.
This day is part of the Pest Control project that DOC has been implementing in few areas to decrease the ecological damage to native fauna and flora. The Climbing Club is happy to participate in that environmental framework.
Please let me know if you have any questions and if you would like to volunteer for this day (a confirmation would be good as soon as possible as we can inform DOC about the group size).
It would be great to see some new faces helping out at this event. This is planned to be a recurring event to maintain and service the traps, so please indicate when you contact us if you’d be prepared to help at future events as well as we really want to show commitment to DOC who have been a great help to the club over the years, and to your climbing.
One of our favourite club spots Jardines will be closed on Wednesday 10th April & Thursday 11th April 2013.
Fantastic weather, brilliant climbs and an enthusiasm shared by all made the X-Wye marathon a great success, and only in its second year running. Thirteen teams, consisting of 36 climbers set off to climb as many routes as possible in 6 hours. They had to choose carefully as the climbing scores were not all about difficulty, but also location and height.
The winners with an impressive score of 2670 were Thomas Vandenberg and Josh Greer, followed by Michael and Michal with a close 2569. Niall and Shane reached a total of 2010, for third spot. Well done to all the climbers for a fantastic effort. The day was about fun and participation (great costumes too!) and it sounds as though this is what everybody had, including Moo!!!!!! Climbers from as far as Slovenia and Wanaka came out to enjoy the event, stellar effort. To cap off the day, the Frankton Ale house proved to be a great social highlight, with stories shared and beers drunk.
We would like to thank the sponsors, Small Planet for the boulder mat and five pairs of climbing pants, Lakes Leisure for the 3 Month Indoor Climbing pass, R&R Sports for $150 worth of vouchers, Back Country Cuisine for numerous meals and pouches and the Queenstown Climbing Club for chalk, a T-shirt and organizing the event. A big thanks to Doc for allowing the event to take place.
And finally, to all who donated to the QCC, thank-you.
Hope to see you all next year.
Estelle and Sam
Just a reminder for those of you that have friends in town that aren’t a member of the club….The Queenstown Climbing Club’s Facebook group is a closed group which only active paid up club member’s can join. If you haven’t joined up it’s a great group to arrange climbs, find out last minute information and keep in touch with the club.
If you hear of anyone complaining they were rejected, it may be that their name on Facebook is slightly different to the one they filled out as a member – if that’s the case just email the club and let us know.
Note the financial year of the club is not far around the corner in mid winter where the group’s members will be refreshed.