Welcome to AURAC

AURAC: Auckland University Rock and Alpine Club.
Into rock climbing or mountaineering? We’re one of the largest climbing clubs in New Zealand, and one of the most active clubs to be found at Auckland University. We meet on Wednesday nights from 6pm at the University of Auckland Rec Centre for our club nights, and head away for outdoor climbing or alpine trips on the weekends. Caving trips also happen occasionally, and there are plenty of social events as well. During the summer months, we can also be found chilling at Albert Park where a slackline will be set up for all keen members to try or show off skills.

Our members range from complete beginners to those with years of experience, and we welcome new members of any level (whether you’re an university student or staff or not at uni at all). We run instruction courses for both rock-climbing and alpine skills, and have all the gear required – so no one needs to spend lots of money getting into the sport.

If you would like to find out more about us, the other pages of the website should give you a pretty good idea of who we are and what we do.  To sign up and find out more about becoming a member, visit the Join AURAC page.

Alternatively, you can join our Facebook page 

To fill out Gear and Trip Intentions, download Safety Cards, view AURAC accredited climbers, and report incident, go to Safety page.

The Latest

  • Upcoming AURAC lead climbing course 21 - 22 Jan 2017 (Sat - Sun - but leave Friday evening)HOW TO SIGNUP: see James' email. Pre-requisites: - Must be able to climb a minimum of grade 18 Indoors. - Must ...
    Posted 13 Jan 2017, 19:45 by Tuan Chien
  • Welcome back, 2016. 2016 Calendar updated. Orientation trip and Ti Point trip sign-up now online!
    Posted 28 Feb 2016, 00:50 by Owen Lee
  • Semester 2 Calendar updated The calendar for the first three weeks of Semester 2 is now on Calendar page.https://sites.google.com/a/aurac.org.nz/aurac/calendar
    Posted 7 Jul 2015, 15:12 by Owen Lee
  • AURAC Trips Guide The aurac trips guide is now on the website in the links section! Enjoy!
    Posted 29 Jan 2014, 22:55 by Callum Johnston
  • Wednesday Club Nights back on The wall is back again! Club nights are on Wednesdays from 6pm at the University Recreation Centre.
    Posted 4 Dec 2012, 20:56 by Callum Johnston
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'Orientation Trip'
Photo taken by Chelsea Zgierski-Boreyko
'Chelsea at Waipapa'
Photo taken by David Yost
'When climbers go caving'
Photo taken by Andrew Baddeley
'Pete at Whakapapa Crag'
Photo taken by Gemma Goodfellow