Welcome to Resistance Climbing

Our new facility is the first of its kind in Dunedin and is designed to support the growing climbing community in Otago. Whatever your level of strength or fitness, you’ll find a challenge that’s right for you.

Designed to mimic the challenges of outdoor rock climbing, our indoor bouldering gym – perfect for Dunedin’s temperamental weather – involves the use of artificial climbing walls with moveable holds offering an array of physical challenges. 

For some, it offers accessible all-year-round prep for outdoor climbs. For others, it’s the perfect work out all by itself. And remember, all our climbs are graded, so there’s always something for beginners – but you’ll be surprised how quickly you can progress.

Dunedin's only purpose-built climbing gym

For families

Bouldering is an activity where parents and children can take part as equals. We have a variety of different-graded routes which are colour-coded to make it easy to follow. You can also rent everything you need from reception. We’ve got you covered.

For the keen climber​

Regular, quality route setting guaranteed. With an LED MoonBoard and Splatterboard in our upstairs area to hone your skills. Great value memberships. Local knowledge. Run by climbers, for climbers. A shop with the things that climbers need. We've got you covered, too.

For newbies

Climbing is about having fun and building confidence - reaching for something you wouldn't think possible until you try. Our friendly staff are on hand to help you get started. And our community of climbers are pretty cool people too. They're known for cheering others on, or offering helpful tips to newcomers


Have you completed a waiver?

If you’re visiting us for the first time, you’ll need to fill out a waiver before you can climb. We know that filling in forms can be a right pain, so we’ve tried to make our check-in system as simple as possible. One way to get some more climbing time in is to complete the waiver online before you arrive. 

Pre-register here


Celebrate climbing and the community it creates on Global Climbing Day, on the 20th of August from 10am onwards at Resistance Climbing.

There will be half price day passes, free shoe hire, free climbing tips from staff out on the mats and exciting prizes up for grabs from The North Face and Resistance Climbing. We’ll also have a 15% off sale on our proshop on the day*

Click here to see our event page on Facebook to find out more

*T&C’s apply