THe Roxx

Welcome to the The Roxx … New Zealand’s leading Indoor Climbing Centre
and the only dedicated climbing centre in Christchurch. It is a state of the art facility
that opened in October 2004 
and has hosted National and International
Sportclimbing Competitions.


Free Taster Sessions

If you're a complete beginner, this is a great opportunity to 'give it a go'. A one hour session with an instructor and with all the equipment provided free of charge. This fun experience is suitable for adults and children (min age 12 years) and is a great opportunity to 'try before you buy'. Taster sessions are available most evenings 6pm-7pm. Sessions are limited to just 6 people and advanced booking is essential. Contact us by email or call us on 03 377 3000 to reserve your place.

Technique Workshop

As with all sports, a little extra tuition can usually help your enjoyment and it's normal to hit 'plateaus' as you spend more time climbing. This workshop covers hands, feet and movement on the wall and aims to help you climb more efficiently and effectively by giving you practical hints and advice. Two sessions of 1.5 hours. Workshop 1 is aimed at climbers pushing grades 16 - 18.

The things we do best

In the main arena we have created climbing terrain to challenge all ages and abilities.
So come on down … The Roxx is just 100 metres off Moorhouse Avenue.
We are open 7 days a week and have a full range of hire equipment available.
For details on our Rates click here . We have a wide range of options for all ages.
You can just roll up and pay our Casual Rate or save money by purchasing
a 10 Session Pass. Group rates are available on request.
Our Off The Wall Cafe is located on the mezzanine floor overlooking both climbing
arenas. A great place to relax with delicious food and superb coffee.
Behind the Cafe is a multi-purpose Function Room. Themed as a Backcountry Lodge
it is used for Club and Corporate Meetings, Birthday Parties and Yoga classes.
It is a 12m x 6m room with a very distinctive character … and available for hire.

Other Services

Lead Climbing Course

This course is designed for confident top rope climbers who are ready for the challenge of indoor Lead Climbing . During three sessions of two hours in a group of no more than 9 people you will develop the skills and knowledge to safely lead climb indoors. All our lead climbing courses are run by NZOIA qualified Instructors. The course provides a solid introduction to lead climbing and you will become familiar with the equipment, terminology, techniques and best practice used to lead climb and to belay lead climbers. Total cost of the course is $145 and includes all equipment and a 5 Session Pass to practice at The Roxx in your own time. All you need is to wear comfortable loose clothes which allow you to move freely.

Beginners Course

If you've never climbed before or if you've tried one of our taster sessions and want to learn the basics of indoor climbing, then this is the first step for you. This is a Top Rope course consisting of two sessions of 2 hours limited to no more than 10 people and run by one of our team of friendly experienced instructors. The course is designed to provide you with climbing skills and belay techniques that will enable you to safely enjoy this exciting sport. You will be introduced to the knots and equipment used to Top Rope, and you will become familiar with the 'jargon' used in this type of climbing. Total cost of the course is $95 and includes registration, all equipment and a 5 Session Pass to use at The Roxx after completion of the course. All you need is to wear comfortable loose clothes which allow you to move freely. Contact us by email or call us on 03 377 3000 to reserve your place.

theme park meets climbing wall

Now this is exciting … challenging fun for everyone
Open 7 days a week … Bookings Essential
Little Kids $5 (under 5)
Medium Kids $10 (5-18) 
Big Kids $12
From 1st January the above prices are only valid on Mondays – Thursdays
We have installed 6 new elements in Clip ‘N Climb
and need to increase our prices to reflect this.
The prices on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays inclusive will be
Little Kids $5 (under 5)
Medium Kids $12 (5-18) 
Big Kids $15
Exciting for Birthday Parties
Amazing for Works Socials
Fantastic for Schools
Group Rates
Special rates are available for exclusive sessions
for school, corporate, sporting and social groups
Call us on 377 3130 for details

News And Events

Rock Climbing Tips

Rock climbing has become a very popular sport over the last decade and has become a favorite selection both inside and out. Even though technique and equipment have evolved tremendously, it’s still crucial that climbers, particularly those new to the sport, take care to understand the basics well, take all essential security precautions and keep them healthy and powerful before venturing outside. Listed below are 10 valuable stone climbing suggestions to think about if you’re just getting started.

Climbing is a dangerous game. Be sure to register for a class that offers professional education from qualified professionals. Most climbing gyms offer these courses at sensible prices

Maintain yourself in the best possible physical state, concentrating on hand, forearm grip and finger strength.

Climb easy paths until you can climb them with ease and then move on to harder climbs. This isn’t land that a landscaper in tulsa has moved and groomed, the outdoors is jagged and different routes are easier than others.

As a fear of heights is quite ordinary, as a climber it is something that you ought to attempt to conquer. A fantastic tip to remember is not to look any further down than your toes.

Attempt to picture each movement in your thoughts before executing it. Make your moves as deliberate and fluid as possible, and take your time with each measure.

Envision your rise as if you have been on a ladder and continue from 1 hold to another just as though you going from rung to rung. Always try to keep your feet and hands in the ideal position for your next movement to avoid having to change position with every move. This will allow you to move easier and quicker.

Attempt to avoid the tendency to rely solely on your hands and arms, and learn to trust your feet. Bear in mind that you typically stand on your feet all day, so they’re used to holding your weight reduction. If you feel tired, start looking for a place to lodge your feet to present your arms and arms a break.

It’s normal to need to focus on the cover of the scale because getting there is your goal. It’s wiser, but to focus on what is within reach.

Calf spasms are a common event when hanging, especially if your heel is dangling. If you create one, it can usually be dispelled by applying excess weight to your feet for a few seconds.

Attempt to remain close to the wall once you rest. Leaning too far off will ask that you use much more strength to pull yourself back into the rock face. This is especially important once you are completing a shorter climb as soon as your rest stops are short.

Interesting Facts About Indoor Wall Climbing

Over the years people have mimicked a lot of things just to get a feel of how it would be if it were done differently. A lot of outdoor ventures thus became indoor ventures, and one such factor is wall climbing also known as rock climbing. Rock climbing in one of the adventurous tasking right from the days man lived in caves and jungles. It was a skill that man learned to keep himself safe from enemies and animal attack. Though climbing was largely an outdoor sport, in the recent days it has become an indoor sport as well. So here are some of the interesting things that you should know about indoor wall climbing.

Began in the 1900s:

Like, we stated earlier, climbing is something that has been a part of man as a protective measure right from the days of early man. But the concept of making the same adventure indoor was quite something that most of us least expect. It came into existence only in the year 1939, and it was when the first indoor wall that mimicked a rock was built.

The first was the Americans

The Americans were the first to build a place that would support the sport indoors. In the year 1939, the first artificial structure for climbing was constructed and was largely welcomed by people. It was only a basic infrastructure, and the first modern man-made wall came up in the UK. Now we have indoor climbing facilities across the globe.

People of different age group:

It is the safety factor that prevented a lot of people from trying put this adventure. But when the indoor walls came, many people wanted to try their sporting skills. So people of different age groups from little ones to adult began venturing into this sport.

Different wall types:

The indoor wall climbing structures are built up with different materials, and it also depends on the type of visitors they permit. In case if the facility allows all age groups then they have to take safety measures accordingly and the walls have to strong enough to support the act. If it is a facility for kids, wooden walls will do. So the wall type differs from one place to the other.

Styles in rock climbing:

The widely recognised wall-climbing styles can be classified into three types. They are on-sight, flash and redpoint. In on-sight, the person involves in an impromptu sport without knowing the track earlier and without warning. Only people with good experience can be successful in on-sight climbing. Flash is also similar to on-sight, but here the person is aware of the place and tracks where the sport is supposed to take place. The redpoint is a climbing style where a person is already aware of the place and has also practised well in the same track.

5 Inspirational Climbing Tips For Beginners

Climbing is an act done for pleasure. Apart from pleasure, it is an inspirational activity as well. But the initial stages of climbing can be difficult, but a few tips can save your day. So here are some of the tips that you shouldn’t fail to remember if your climbing skills are a tad amateurish and you are a beginner.

Balance is on your feet:

It is quite a human psychology unless you are already a climber, you have a feeling that your hands are what that gives you better balance or at least grip. But the truth is quite different. It is the feet that give you better control over the balance. So try to balance your feet and as you move further try placing your feet on something strong so that you will gain better control.

Climbing gear:

This, in fact, is the first thing that you have to keep in mind. You will certainly tools for sure before you climb. The cabling part of climbing is the first thing that you have your focus on. For any sports activity it is important that the person carries things that will take care of his safety. Unlike what you see in films, you cannot climb with bare limbs and zero tools. This simply means that you are planning to lose your life.

Train yourself adequate:

Before you take up a solo venture or even before you can try it out for the first time make sure that you train yourself adequately and never give up on the learning process. Learn from someone who has got adequate knowledge in this field and learn enough about the safety measures that you ought to know as a climber. Training will give you better control and confidence.

You are not in a race:

When you are climbing, you need not have to show your competitive spirit as a beginner. Climbing is an act of pleasure and hobby, and you need not have to speed up the lane. You will have to move upwards slowly and carefully without losing control of the balance. There is a difference between moving swiftly and racing. While climbing swiftly is appreciable, racing is not permitted.

Keep moving:

It is true that the first few steps that you take are quite hard to comprehend. Some people do not move more than 10 feet above the ground level and feel like they have already done a lot risky and give up. Though it will take time to get over the fear factor, it is important that you keep moving on. Initially, you might stagger and even lose balance, but moving further you will gradually help you gain the required equilibrium. Also, moving rather than waiting to get the right balance will keep you safe as well. Too slow is risky as well.

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