Author Archives: Derek Cheng

About Derek Cheng

Derek Cheng is a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in publications in several countries, including the US, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK. Since he discovered climbing about ten years ago, he has worked as little as possible so he can travel widely, chasing rock faces in all corners of the world - from stalactite-blessed limestone in China, to the alpine granite of the Bugaboos and the Sierra Nevada, to quartzite giants in Morocco. His work can be viewed at

The Access Conundrum

Published in The Climber, Autumn 2020 With multiple crag closures across the North Island and uncertainty over future access to crags around the country, a new New Zealand access entity is set to emerge, while the NZAC looks to take … Continue reading

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