YMCAs Clip n Climb


"Where Theme Park meets Climbing Wall! Clip ‘n Climb is the most exciting new concept in indoor climbing to have emerged in the past decade. It is 100% pure Kiwi and was developed here in Christchurch. Clip ‘n Climb is incredibly popular with families, friends, schools, youth groups, sports teams, works socials and corporates alike – there is no minimum or maximum age. Based on our experience, no matter what your ability, we can give you a great experience. We regularly have individuals and groups of people with disabilities at Clip ‘n Climb, and the staff are used to how to help you make the most of your visit. In all there are 38 different climbs for you to enjoy. We have automatic belay devices on every climb, just clip them onto your harness and away you go. When you are finished just let go and the device will gently lower you back down to the ground – it’s as simple as that! Session Information All Clip ‘n Climb sessions start ‘on the hour’ and include a 15 minute period for getting on harnesses and listening to a safety briefing. This is followed by 60 minutes of full on climbing. For those thrill seekers make sure you also try out the Vertical Drop and the Leap of Faith! Make sure your group wears comfortable loose clothing and closed toe shoes – sandals and jandals are not suitable for climbing."
  • Creadble provider: NO
  • Creadble access: NO
  • Creadble employer: NO

Access Card Notes

"We are used to having people with disabilities at Clip ‘n' Climb. However, unless you are a regular, please give us a ring beforehand so that we can work with you to create the best experience for you, or your group.. We also realise that having a disability often means extra living expenses, and not being so much free cash. So we offer discounted rates: Entry: NZ$10 including gear and 1 hr session Main Wall: $10 day pass gear not included ( Shoes NZ$4, Harness NZ$4)"

Contact details

YMCAs Clip n Climb 239 Waltham Road, Sydenham, Christchurch, Canterbury , New Zealand, 8023
Phone: 0337 73000

Standing and Queueing

Queuing isn’t an issue at the centre. If there are people at the counter then you can go directly to the climbing area and wait until the counter is free.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
The access to Clip ‘n Climb is directly from the street via double doors and should not present any problems. The climbing areas are all on the ground floor. There is a first floor at the centre, but it can only be accessed via stairs. However, no climbing activities happen on that floor.

The staff at the centre are used to helping those with a disability get the most out of their visit. However, there are some limitations so please accept the staff’s decisions about what is possible and safe.

Short Distances

Short distance
We suggest arranging a drop-off as parking between 9am - 5pm on weekdays can be difficult. There are two 5min parking spaces directly outside the entrance. We suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes early to facilitate finding a park. Parks during the weekends or after 5pm on weekdays are readily available, but we still recommend you arrive before your booking. If you arrive late you are not entitled to receive a refund, or have your booking extended or have your booking moved to another time slot.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
The centre has a total of six toilets, four on the ground floor and two on the first. Two of the ground floor toilets are for people with disabilities. If you, or someone in your group may need access urgently, then make us aware - ideally by calling beforehand - and we can look to keeping one of the four ground floor toilets free.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Certified assistance dogs are permitted in the centre. However, other customers may be uncomfortable around dogs, and may have a phobia, so please let us know in advance by phoning. The centre staff will do their best to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy there the center.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
There is no charge for an essential companion. It is expected that this person will assist staff when asked.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
The staff at the centre are used to assisting people who have difficulty accessing visual information understand about the climbing and the associated gear, and so you need not be concerned.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
The staff at the centre are used to assisting people who have difficulty accessing audible information understand about climbing and the associated gear, and so you need not be concerned.
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