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Remarkables Alpine Rock Climbing

New Zealand is world renowned for its alpine climbing, the classic NZ mountaineering trip starts with a long walk into "the hills". once you reach the technical climbing you find long sweeping ridges and steep imposing faces. 

The southern alps provides an ideal backdrop for climbing based adventures.

Have the true New Zealand climbing experience with Wanaka Rock Climbing. Our guides will lead you to interesting terrain with technical climbing challenges that will suit your abilities.

We offer single day alpine rock climbing trips in Queenstown Please check out the information below!

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5 to 8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • National Park fees
    • Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Light refreshments
    • Professional guide
    • Use of climbing equipment
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • Situated above Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown the Remarkables are impressive and dominate the skyline.

    The climbing routes in the Remarkables range offer world class alpine rock climbing in a stunning location. Climbers come from all over the world to scramble on the ridges and test their mettle on the faces of single cone.

    Wanaka Rock Climbing offers guided rock climbing ascents in the scenic area above Queenstown.

    Access is easy as we can drive up the ski field road in summer, this means approaches are short and only take one or two hours.

    Route options are Listed Below:

    Single Cone NE ridge:

    This is the easiest and shortest alpine route that Wanaka Rock Climbing Guides. The NE ridge of single cone rises strikingly above Lake Alta. The climbing is easy but very enjoyable. Easy scrambling will lead to some fun pitched climbing, this leads to the slender and impressive summit block. 

    An easy descent down the southern gullies leads back to the approach trail.

    This route is suitable to climbers with a basic knowledge of rope skills and a good leave of fitness! The NE Ridge is a great way to experience the alpine environment without having to get over committed! 

    Double Cone-Single Cone Traverse:

    The Big classic of the Southern Lakes district, this striking ridge is on every climbers tick list. Approached by the "shadow basin" and under the telecom tower. After this long walk the climb starts off with a long ledge systems that brings you to a ridge crest and a gut wrenching view down the west face. 

    From here its all on to the summit, long sections of pitched climbing on a knife edge ridge and some very exciting "au cheval" moves make this climb not for the faint of heart.

    The route traverses all the way over both summits of double cone and to the top of single cone before descending the southern gullies.

    This alpine day is suitable for climbers with a basic understanding of rope skills and a high level of fitness. It is possible for guests who do not have climbing experience to do the traverse however we require that they do a half day of training the day before their climb!

    DB Eh? Buttress:

    A direct line on Double Cones North East Buttress, This route involves 5 pitches of alpine rock climbing in a fabulous position up to grade 17!

    A route for the connoisseur.

    The climbing starts off with a series of intricate crack and slab pitches, as you climb the buttress the pitches move up and right towards the Summit. 

    Approach is via the Lake Alta hike, around the lake and up to the bottom of the buttress.

    This alpine day is suitable for climbers with an advanced understanding of rope and equipment skills and a high level of fitness.
  • Departure Point :
    Wanaka Rock Climbing Office
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Wanaka Rock Climbing

Activity ID: V-66002P3

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