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Climbing Walls in YMCA Christchurch, South Island, Canterbury New Zealand
Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32°F frequently).
For those who prefer indoor to outdoor sports, or wish to take advantage of a rainy day and not spend it inside the hotel, indoor wall climbing is the perfect activity. The YMCA hosts one of the biggest climbing walls in the South Island.
It offers more than 75 routes suitable for top rope or lead climbing on a 12 m/39 ft high wall, as well as a bouldering area with several technical problems and difficulties. The majority of routes are grade 14-20, perfect for the more experienced climber.
Note: Qualified instructors available on spot. Suitable for climbers of all levels.