The Best Climbing Gyms in Auckland

Sport climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and indoor climbing is the best option for year round climbing and urban climbers who might otherwise have trouble getting to the best outdoor climbing spots on the regular.

Thankfully Auckland is spoilt for choice with good number of really well equipped and run climbing gyms. These are the best…

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Northern Rocks

This climbing gym truly has something for everyone. The variety of climbing boards for all skill levels gives this gym an inclusive feel. Here are some of the major factors that set Northern Rocks apart from other climbing gyms in Auckland…

Northern Rocks' state-of-the-art hydraulic boulder board is an entire climbing wall that can tilt from vertical, up to a 50-degree overhang! This means that at whatever level you climb at, you continue to be challenged. Many climbing gyms have some equipment for sale, but here you will find a wide range of apparel, chalk buckets, and the best quality climbing shoes to put your best foothold forward. Northern Rocks also has a variety of yoga classes as well as a free weight area to be sure you are strengthening all the areas of yourself needed to become the most well-rounded climber possible.

BEST FOR
Bouldering
SERVICES
Pro shop, Yoga, Expert tuition
WEBSITE
https://www.northernrocks.co.nz/
ADDRESS

Unit 17/101-111 Diana Drive, Wairau Valley, Auckland 0627

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 278 2363
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 8pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Hydraulic Boulder Board
  • Pro Shop
  • Versitility

Awesome place!! Nice staff there, problems change regularly, which is good, never get bored!

Geoffrey Li

Extreme Edge Panmure

This gym has actually been noted as the largest climbing facility in the country! Built in a former airplane hangar, there are no shortages of surprises around every corner to discover.

Between the large selection of colourful kid-friendly themed walls, complete with tunnels and slides, or the numerous top-ropes for climbers seeking a challenge, there is something for all ages and skill levels to enjoy! This is an excellent viewing area for parents and other on-lookers, as well as a great place to congregate for events. It’s not often enough you can view climbers at eye-level, without the strain on your neck from the base!

BEST FOR
The whole family, from beginners to experts
SERVICES
Pro shop, group classes
WEBSITE
http://www.extremeedge.co.nz/
ADDRESS

32 Morrin Road, St Johns, Panmure 1072

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 574 5677
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat – Sun: 9am – 9pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Over 200 Routes
  • Top Deck Seating Area
  • Perfect start for the little ones

Absolutely awesome!!! We all had such a blast and the staff were fantastic!!! Thanks so much!!! We'll be back for more fun!!!

Ngaire Kelaher Winter

Vertical Adventures

This gym is keeping up with the latest kids’ climbing trends, and beyond. With their modern features, and fresh takes on the traditional, Vertical Adventures is keeping everyone in mind, with the focus on getting kids interested in the climbing culture.

This smart feature allows more kids to climb at a time, along with reducing the risk of human error from personal belayers on the ground. Vertical Adventures has over 30 different themed boards from fairy tales to pirate ships, there’s a theme for everyone to discover. V.A. offers over 65 top-ropes, giving access to a huge variety of walls with numerous combinations of interesting climbing problems for adults. This gym can certainly be a one-stop-shop for parents and kids alike, without adults sacrificing a good challenge and a great workout!

BEST FOR
Birthday parties and events
SERVICES
Climbing instruction, birthday parties, school programs
WEBSITE
https://verticaladventures.co.nz/
ADDRESS

5 Waikaukau Rd, Glen Eden Auckland, New Zealand 0602

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 818 3038
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat – Sun: 9am – 8pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Gym-Wide Auto Belays
  • Themes Galore
  • Adult Routes are Plentiful

Great fun for all ages and all abilities from clip and climb to completion walls and lead climbing.

Scott Rees

Clip ‘N Climb

This gym is a cutting-edge climbing experience. Clip ‘N Climb has taken traditional climbing concepts and turned them on their head, with unique features and original spins on themed climbing boards.

From Tetris-style blocks to PVC fun, to a unique cubed, LED-lit climbing grid, there are routes to climb here you are sure to see never see elsewhere.
This original element is a trapeze-style bar that the climber must faithfully leap toward, from atop a lofty perch. They also have a Vertical Drop Slide, for the bravest of climbers! Not only does Clip ‘N Climb have affordable rates for all groups and ages, but they also have an incredible deal where the “biggest kids” over the age of 75 can climb for free! This is such a great way to include the whole family, at a very reasonable rate.

BEST FOR
Inner city climbing
SERVICES
Birthdays, parties, fundraising events
WEBSITE
https://www.clipnclimb-auckland.co.nz/
ADDRESS

610 Dominion Road Auckland, New Zealand 1041

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 630 6040
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Sun: 10am – 5pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Multi-Surface Climbing Elements
  • Leap of Faith
  • All are Welcome

Really fab experience and lovely helpful staff. Great value for money and so much variety for the kids. The staff made the experience.

Emma Beca

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