Flying Geckos members are organised into squads based on a combination of development, age, commitment, etc. While a large part of the Geckos is the social aspect of a club of climbers, we encourage a

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Geckos Club Members can participate in many events, activities, and competitions throughout the year. All events are also on our calendar. Outdoor Events Castle Hill Boulder Day Usually the first weekend in December. This is

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Flying Geckos Climbing Club

CBP-2015-08-GeckosComp-041The Flying Geckos is a Climbing Club for young people between the ages of 8 to 18 years.   Members meet regularly on Friday evenings during school term times at the Adventure Centre, Sydenham and occasionally climb at nearby outdoor venues such as Castle Hill and various Port Hills crags.  Structured coaching sessions for multiple squads also run at other regular times during the week.

The club has devised a structured programme which assists young people to develop and improve their climbing skills. Some will participate in competitions while others will climb purely because they enjoy the challenge and social atmosphere.

The club has a strong history of developing climbers that have represented NZ nationally and overseas.

Climbing and participating in the Flying Geckos builds resilience, mental as much as physical strength, and confidence of character in young people.

 See the Registration Page for more information.

The Flying Geckos is an Incorporated Society independent of the Kind Foundations’ Adventure Centre.  The club is run by a committee, and programmes, camps, coaching & trips away are all managed and run by volunteers.  We welcome climbers and parents to support these volunteers’ efforts by getting involved.

Club income is derived solely from term fees and from time to time grants for support when purchasing gear, and supporting trips away and competitions.


The Kind Foundations’ Adventure Centre generously supports the Flying Geckos in many ways, working closely with our volunteer committee.

The NZ Community Trust have provided funding for coaching in 2021/2022.