how to request club gear

  1. Fully read the policy outlined on this webpage.

  2. Fill out both the Gear and Intentions form found at

  3. The gear officer will respond with a pick-up location and time.

  4. Gear must be returned in a reasonable time frame following the return (end of use) date indicated on the gear form.

  • Please give at least 5 working days notice before the date of gear being needed.

  • Please email the gear officer if you haven’t heard from them within 2 days after submitting the form.

  • Please email the alpine officer directly for alpine gear hire.


  • Climbing shoes

  • Harnesses

  • Helmets

  • Belay devices (ATCs, figure 8s or Gri Gri 1s)

  • Carabiners (locking)

  • Carabiners (non-locking)

  • Quickdraws (set of 6)*

  • Trad rack*

  • Anchor sets (sling + 4 locking carabiners)*

  • Ropes (available in various lengths)*

  • Slings (available in various lengths; unsewn loops)*

  • Prusiks*

  • Boulder pads

  • Chalkbag

  • PLB

*This gear is classified as `technical gear' and you must be accredited as an independent climber or higher within our system in order to hire it. Check whether you are in our accreditation system here. If you are not, please contact the safety officer before hiring this gear.

Alpine gear

  • Ropes (available in various lengths)

  • Avalanche kits (1 transceiver, 1 probe, 1 shovel)

  • Pairs of crampons

  • Individual transceivers

  • Individual probes

  • Individual shovels

  • Walking axes

  • Pair of tech axes

  • Snow stakes

You, and everyone in your party, must be accredited as having done at least AURAC/AUTC beginner's snow school (or equivalent) within our system in order to hire alpine gear. Check whether you are in our accreditation system hereIf you are not, please contact the alpine officer before hiring this gear.


This gear loan policy sets out the terms and conditions of the loaning of club gear to current club members (with respect to accreditation status) in accordance with the clubs safety management plan. Please read the policy carefully.

Current AURAC members may borrow gear from AURAC free of charge. By doing, so they accept the terms and conditions of this AURAC Gear Loan Policy stated below.

  • The club member who loans the gear is ultimately responsible for it.

  • The club member should use club gear with care and respect.

  • The club member should not pass the gear on to another member unless they have contacted the gear officer AND filled out the forms for gear hire to keep track.

  • Club members cannot pass club gear on to non-members without consent from the Gear Officer.

  • The gear officer can recall gear at any time due to; high demand, maintenance/safety, large club trips, or concern over whereabouts of gear. In this case, the gear officer will give a minimum 72 hours notice to the club member.

  • Gear must be returned in a timely manner; gear is considered late 5 days after the return date. Gear will not be considered late if the borrower has provided good reason for keeping it past the return date.

  • Gear must be returned in a neat and tidy manner, e.g.

    • Ropes butterfly coiled with velcro ID if applicable

    • Slings untied and daisy looped

    • Quickdraws in sets of 6

    • Rope bags are shaken out

  • Gear may be lent at short notice (i.e. less than 5 working days) at the discretion of the Gear Officer.

  • Club gear is not to be taken out of New Zealand without prior consent from the Gear Officer.


  • If a club member notices any damaged gear or has any safety concerns with any club gear they must report it to the gear officer ASAP regardless of whether they were responsible for causing the damage/issue.

  • AURAC acknowledges that rock climbing equipment is subject to wear and tear and will not hold any member accountable for wear and tear resulting from normal use.

  • The member may be held partially or fully accountable for wear and tear or damage to club gear from negligent use.

  • The member can be held fully accountable for club gear that is lost.


We have a 3-strike system for all gear rental.

  • Conditions in which a user will be assigned a strike include, but are not limited to:
            o Failure to return the gear in a timely manner
            o Failure to return all equipment borrowed
            o Failing to declare any damages or defects in gear
            o Failing to transfer gear in the correct procedure 

  • If one gets a strike, they will be immediately notified and given a chance to explain why they shouldn't have it. The priority of gear rental will be given to those with lesser strikes. If you receive 3 strikes, you are suspended from borrowing any gear. Strikes can be removed by a kind donation of time or goods to AURAC (on a case-by-case basis).

  • The gear officer may at their discretion refuse to loan gear to a member.

If you have any queries, please contact our Gear Officer.