Rock Climbing in Sydney: 10 Spots to Soar to New Heights

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From bouldering to lead-climbing and cool climbing gyms, get ready to explore new heights at the best venues for rock climbing in Sydney.

9 Degrees Waterloo
9 Degrees Waterloo

Did you know that rock climbing is set to become an official Olympic Games sport? Even more reason to get the kids into it!

For your next adventurous day out with the kids, why not try the adrenaline-pumping, whole-body workout of rock climbing in Sydney? With venues scattered throughout the city, we bring you 10 of the best indoor rock-climbing centres in Sydney to climb, scale, and soar to exciting new heights.

1. Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym

Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym 
Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym 

Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym has the biggest venues for rock climbing in Sydney, with centres in Villawood and St Peters.

They have climbing routes of all grades, from very easy to super challenging, and caves that kids will love for a different experience. They host Youth Climbing programs, School Holidays Rockcamp, and Kids' Club, plus it makes an awesome kids' birthday party too.

The Villawood location is Western Sydney’s biggest climbing gym, with 2,200 square meters of climbing walls, and the main climbing area is over 15 meters high!

St Peters boasts 3,700 square meters of climbing and bouldering walls with an average wall height of 14 meters, making it the biggest climbing gym in the Southern Hemisphere. Yikes!

St Peters - Unit 4C, 1-7 Unwins Bridge Road
Villawood - Unit 5, 850 Woodville Road

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2. Umbrella Nine Co 

Umbrella Nine Co Brookvale
Umbrella Nine Co

Umbrella Nine is an indoor rock climbing centre on the Northern Beaches, created specifically to encourage kids and their families to get active in the climbing scene. The twist? They specialize in bouldering - climbing without the ropes - with lower walls surrounded by soft padded mats for maximum safety.

With a dedicated, purpose-built climbing and bouldering gym, kids aged five to 14 can challenge themselves to find their inner monkey!

Umbrella Nine is a great spot to hang out in the holidays, plus they offer amazing kids' birthday parties.

Location: Shop 6010 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale

3. Climb Oz Climbing Centre

Climb Oz Blacktown
Climb Oz in Blacktown.

It's not too late to start your Olympic training!

Climb Oz in Blacktown has an outdoor climbing wall and offers bouldering, top-rope climbing, lead sport climbing, and self-belaying. Their climbing areas suit all levels, so beginners, don’t be shy.

No bookings are required - just drop in.

Location: 2/40 Third Ave, Blacktown

4. The Edge Rock Climbing Centre

The Edge Rock Climbing Centre
If heights are your thing, live on The Edge - Australia’s tallest indoor rock climbing and abseiling centre!

The Edge has over 120 climbing walls to suit five to 85-year-olds, including challenge courses and towers to make things that little bit more exciting.

Children under 12 can climb for just $11. Their new school holiday programs include climbing instruction, training, activities and supervision so little chimpanzees will learn strength, confidence and flexibility

Location: 9/10 Hudson Ave, Castle Hill 

5. Climb Fit

Rock climbing in Sydney
Climb Fit is all about kids keeping fit while having fun.

With a strong focus on kids' rock climbing, Climb Fit is both an indoor climbing centre and gym if parents want to work out too!

They accept kids as young as four and boast the best activities to keep kids fit on a rainy day (rather than stuck in front of a screen!).

There are also school holiday kids' camps in case this becomes their new favourite hobby. There's a new venue down south in Kirrawee with kids' climbing, bouldering and birthday party packages.

Kirrawee - 23 Waratah Street
St Leonards - Unit 4/12 Frederick Street
Macquarie - 3 Waterloo Road

6. Peak Pursuits 

Peak Pursuits
Peak Pursuits

Peak Pursuits cater for all ages and all levels of climbing - no experience is required, and it's not just climbing on offer!

They provide the ultimate fitness adventures with the most fun, including a range of high rope courses and vertical activities, plus Kung fu poles, Leap of Faith, Fun Walls and a big drop giant slide.

Location: 49/5 Gladstone Rd, Castle Hill

7. Turbo Climb 

Turbo Climb
Turbo Climb is an innovative fitness experience, with a twist!

Turbo Climb are re-imagining the traditional rock climbing in Sydney experience with new technology and exciting innovations.

There are 26 of the most exciting climbing walls you will ever climb, including a magical beanstalk and a roaring volcano. With two convenient locations in Sydney, it's always a good time to climb at Turbo Climb!

Bankstown - 8 Greenfield Parade 
Prestons - 52 Bernera Road

8. 9 Degree Waterloo

9 Degrees Waterloo
9 Degrees Waterloo

9 Degrees in Waterloo is an exhilarating haven for adventure enthusiasts and those seeking a thrilling physical challenge.

This state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility offers an array of climbing walls designed to cater to climbers of all skill levels. From beginners looking to learn the ropes to seasoned climbers pushing their limits, 9 Degrees provides a diverse range of routes and challenges to suit every individual.

Whether you're seeking a fun activity with friends, a unique team-building exercise, or a solo adventure, 9 Degrees rock climbing guarantees an adrenaline-pumping experience that will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and a desire to return for more.

Location: 21 Danks St, Waterloo

9. Northern Beaches Rockhouse

Northern Beaches Rockhouse
Northern Beaches Rockhouse

Northern Beaches Rockhouse have been encouraging all manner of climbers for over 20 years, so it's safe to say they know a thing or two about rock climbing in Sydney!

Northern Beaches Rockhouse cater to climbers of all levels, from beginners looking to learn the basics to seasoned climbers seeking to test their skills. The experienced and friendly staff are always on hand to provide expert guidance, ensuring a safe and enjoyable climbing experience. The facility boasts state-of-the-art equipment and safety measures, allowing climbers to focus on the exhilaration and mastery of their ascents. Plus, they offer cool kids' party packages for little climbers keen to invite their friends along.

10. NOMAD Bouldering Gym

NOMAD Bouldering Gym
NOMAD Bouldering Gym 

One of the largest bouldering gyms in the Southern Hemisphere is right here in Sydney!

NOMAD Bouldering Gym in Annandale is designed for serious bouldering aficionados with its sleek interior and state-of-the-art climbing walls. In fact, they're so serious about the art of bouldering that they want to get everyone involved! Whether that's in one of their beginners' classes, their corporate days, their youth climbing program, or even their women's dynamic workshop, everyone is able to perfect their bouldering skills at NOMAD.

Location: Unit 7/12 Chester St, Annandale

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