About this site

What is Climb NZ?

ClimbNZ.org.nz is a website and database operated by the New Zealand Alpine Club that we hope will eventually hold up-to-date information about every climb, boulder, crag and mountain in New Zealand.

There are two main parts to ClimbNZ:

  1. It is a way to organise and present information about climbs in New Zealand.
  2. It is a community of people, committed to collecting and maintaining information about climbs in New Zealand.

We believe all climbers should be able to share and use information about the areas they visit and the routes they climb. The information on this site is managed by and for all climbers, and Climb NZ has been set up as a non-profit, community-run project.

How can the information be used?

All the information on Climb NZ is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 licence. That means it can be re-used and shared by anyone in any non-commercial way. (But you can't, for example, download all the information and use it as a basis for a printed guidebook that you plan to sell - at least, not without talking to us about it.)

Full information about the Creative Commons licence can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nz/.

The full terms and conditions that govern the use of climbnz are at climbnz.org.nz/terms.

Where does the information come from?

Information on Climb NZ has come from a wide variety of sources, including published guidebooks and personal records. We identify and list sources of information as accurately as we can; it is a condition of use that all contributors to the site do this.


ClimbNZ displays usernames and first and last names from accounts on climbnz.org.nz. It contains names and dates of first or notable ascentionists where known, as part of the public record of climbing in New Zealand.

If resources allow, the user and climber profiles will be expanded over time, and recent ascents will be able to be logged. These features have yet to be designed or implemented on this site.

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