Category Archives: Climbing

Climbing in Jurassic Park – Paparoa, NZ

“Chossy, mossy and pretty runout – that sounds like us.” These were the words that Joe and I exchanged on our way to the West Coast. The Paparoa National Park is perhaps most famous for its Pancake Rocks and monsoon-like … Continue reading

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Onboard SV Rāhiri – children of the sea

“I hope you’re ready for an adventure” – that was Joe’s text message, that I read when I was just walking out of the climbing gym last Tuesday evening. But who would have expected that the boys have been waiting … Continue reading

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Into Thin Ice – Mt. Rolleston Traverse (2212m)

Due to an absolutely perfect weather forecast for last Sunday, my friend Stepan and I spontaneously left Christchurch and traversed Mt. Rolleston via the Rome Ridge route.   We left Christchurch around midnight on Saturday and arrived at Arthur’s pass … Continue reading

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Winter is coming – Mt. Gizeh (2162m)

  After every summer comes the winter, after every sunset comes the night and after every storm, there comes clear, open skies… Located in the far south of the known world extends an icy continent named Antarctica. It is said … Continue reading

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The Paynes 1000 – sending day in Takaka

Once upon a time a great bunch of people went for the “Payne’s Ford 1000”, a strenuous rock-climbing challenge in Golden Bay, New Zealand. The rules were easy: (1) finish all climbs clean ie no take policy, (2) add up … Continue reading

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The Acid Test, V5

Is there deep-water-soloing in New Zealand ? Yes ! The Acid Test is an awesome roof boulder over the Takaka river and normally a great way to cool off after a hard days climbing. Last weekend, however, the Acid Test … Continue reading

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Hitch ‘n Climb, USA

On the road again – I spent the summer hitch-hiking and rock-climbing across the United States. My goal was to have no plans, and no plans to plan, where I would go. All I wanted to do was to climb … Continue reading

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