Top 8 Indoor Climbing Centres In Sydney
Did you know that rock climbing is set to become an official Olympic Games sport? Even more of a 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 an indoor climbing gym? Scattered throughout Sydney, we bring you our top 8 indoor climbing centres to climb, scale, and soar to exciting new heights.
1. Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym - St Peters and Villawood
These are the biggest climbing centres in Sydney with venues in Villawood and St Peters. They have climbing routes of all grades starting 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 2200m2 of climbing walls and the main climbing area over 15 metres high. St Peters boasts 3700m2 of climbing walls and bouldering walls with an average wall height of 14m making it the biggest climbing gym in the Southern Hemisphere. Yikes!
2. Umbrella Nine Co - Brookvale
Umbrella Nine is a climbing centre on the Northern Beaches, created specifically to encourage kids and their families to get active in the climbing scene. The twist? They specialise 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 5 - 14 can challenge themselves to find their inner monkey. It is a great place to hang out in the holidays and an amazing party venue.
3. Climb Oz - 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. They suit all levels, so beginners, don’t be shy. No bookings required, just drop in!
4. The Edge Rockclimbing Centre - Castle Hill
There are over 120 walls to suit 5 - 85 years 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 including climbing instruction, training, activities and supervision so little chimpanzees will learn strength, confidence and flexibility.
5. Climb Fit - St Leonards and Kirrawee
With a strong focus on kids climbing, Climb Fit is both a climbing centre and gym if parents want to work out too! They accept kids as young as 4 and boast the best activity 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.
6. Sky Climb - Alexandria
Clip-on your safety harness, start climbing and scale the skies. Whether you’re on your own or with a crew, you don't need anyone to catch you on the way down – their auto-belay braking system takes care of you.
7. Turbo Climb - Bankstown
Turbo Climb is re-imagining the traditional indoor climbing 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. It's a thrill for all ages!
8. Peak Pursuits - Castle Hill
Peak Pursuits cater for all ages and all levels of climbing - no experience is required, and it's not just rock climbing on offer! They provide the ultimate fitness adventure with the most amount of 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.
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Dec 06 2020
Climbfit St Leonards is great for kids and parties. St Peters is bigger and better with party rooms and a dedicated kids climbing area. Avoid Northern Beaches Rockhouse. It is the pits. It is tiny, with no kids facilities. The staff are kids, incompetent and dangerous. I saw a staff member lowering a boy as though he was a bag of rubbish, spread-eagled, bouncing down the slab. I had to grab the rope from the staff member and lower the boy safely. To make matters worse, if that is possible, they allow unleashed dogs to enter the gym. I've seen dogs jumping on belayers. Nuts! Avoid the Rockhouse!