Uprising Grand Opening this Weekend!

Uprising Grand Opening this Weekend!

Uprising will open its doors this Saturday 3rd August 2019 with a weekend of free climbing and yoga to celebrate the completion of one of the largest bouldering facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

It’s time to move!

We finally have the all-clear to open this massive new facility and we’ll be opening our doors this Saturday with a weekend of free climbing and yoga to celebrate. An opening ceremony will take place at 9:00am on Saturday 3rd August and the facility will be open to users of all ages and abilities afterwards. Entry is free and everyone is welcome to attend!

There will be complimentary Uprising Yoga taster classes at the following times:

10:30am & 11:30am – Led Class with Andrew
12:30pm & 1:30pm – Yoga Essentials with Amaya
2:30pm & 3:30pm – Yoga for Climbers with Helen

10:30am & 11:30am – Led Class with Krista
1:00pm & 2:00pm – Yoga for Climbers with Helen
3:30pm & 4:30pm – Rest & Restore with Amaya

Classes will be around 40mins and first-come-first-served and bookable at reception.

If you’re new to the sport, there will be heaps of staff on board to get you going. Bouldering is the climbing of small rock formations (or artificial rock walls) without ropes or harnesses. Safer and simpler than traditional rock climbing, bouldering uses thick pads to offer protection, and this ‘next-generation’ sport has exploded in profile worldwide.

The new facility is at the site of the old Harrington’s Brewery at 199 Ferry Road near the stadium. At over 1,250m2 it is more than six times larger than the current facility in Woolston, which will close on Friday. It’s the support and excitement of our members which has given us the confidence to do this, so thank you once again. It’s an honour to get the chance to build this place for you.

Entry will be free all weekend and new member enrollment specials will be available during the grand opening celebration. There will be fun competitions, prizes and giveaways. For membership information, call the gym at 03 389 5061 or visit

Uprising is one of three Christchurch owned-and-operated companies alongside Uprising Climbing Holds and Uprising Climbing Walls, the latter which also recently completed construction of the new Basecamp Adventures climbing wall in Queenstown.

Access to the Tanner Street wall on Thursday and Friday will be restricted to swipecard holders only as we will start dismantling. But you’ll be powering up for the weekend anyway eh?

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199 Ferry Road, Waltham, Christchurch 8011