Mark Pugh-Williams on New Zealand's Kaz's Project (5.14b)


Mark Pugh-Williams climbs one of the hardest routes in New Zealand from Simon Waterhouse on Vimeo.

Climbing around Christchurch, New Zealand, has been challenging since the series of large earthquakes that devastated the city. Access to crags has been difficult, and some of the most popular crags have become unclimbable.Despite that, Christchurch climber Mark Pugh-Williams has recently become only the second Kiwi to climb grade 33 (5.14b) in New Zealand (including overseas ascents, just five Kiwis have climbed the grade.) Kaz's Project is one of the hardest sport routes in NZ, with only two other routes at the same grade.