Most of us have given rock climbing a go at some stage, usually on a school trip or at a local indoor wall. It’s an easy and fun thing to do with a few friends and probably for most of us this will be our only experience of rock climbing. There is of course other types of climbing. There is bouldering, top roping, lead climbing, and free soloing. The latter apparently comes with a high likelihood of death should you fall since there are no ropes or safety measures … hmm – maybe not for me. Anyway whether you just want to have some fun on one of the indoor walls, or start climbing outdoors, here are some library resources to help build up some skills and find places to climb in Wellington.
Rock Climbing: A Practical Guide to Essential Skills, by Malcolm Creasey
Classic Rock Climbing in New Zealand, by Mark Sedon
Wellington Rock, by Kristen Foley
And some external sites;