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Mt. Somers is the ideal venue for developing rock climbing technique
Mount Somers rock climbing
North-facing crags in close proximity to the hut
Wolfgang Maier climbing the columns at Mount Somers
Expert tuition
Enthusiastic UIAGM / NZMGA guides
Mt. Somers rock has some of the best cracks and volcanic columns in the South Island
Mount Somers rock
A large variety of climbs and off-the-beaten-track
Climbing the columns at Mt. Somers
Equipment provided
Gear hire is included - try before you buy
Mt. Somers Rock and Pinnacles Hut
Pinnacles Hut
Unseasonal snow at Mt. Somers

Mount Somers Rock Course

Improve your outdoor rock climbing technique in a stunning setting!

This 4-5 day intensive rock climbing course with a qualified instructor will help train you to become a confident lead-climber and prepare you for multi-pitch and trad rock climbing. The stunning setting at Mt Somers is a great introduction to real outdoor climbing and a fantastic 'get away from it all' holiday. Let our guides use their knowledge to find the right climbs to help you progress quickly.

"If this were in Europe it would be regarded as world-class!" - Wolfgang Maier, IFMGA guide.



The Mount Somers Rock Course is a 4-5 day outdoor rock climbing course based from Pinnacles Hut at Mount Somers. It is suited to rock climbers of all abilities but ideal for those wanting to get into multipitch trad lead climbing.



All of your equipment will be checked during the gear check at our office at the start of your trip. Any equipment you need to borrow from us will be issued by your guide.

Alpine Recreation provides helmets, harnesses, rock shoes and other climbing equipment. Outdoor clothing, packs and boots can also be provided at no extra cost if necessary. Please see the equipment list for further details.

Rock Climbing Clothing & Equipment list.