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16 Best Rock Climbing Spots in Sydney [2023]

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Rock Climbing Sydney

Looking for the best rock climbing Sydney spots? Look no further! In this blog post, we will list 20 of the best rock climbing spots in Sydney. Each spot has been carefully chosen based on its difficulty level, scenic views, and overall popularity. So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced climber, there’s something for everyone here!

1) Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym

Key Service3700sqm of climbing walls
AddressUnit 4C/1-7 Unwins Bridge Road
St Peters NSW 2044
Phone(02) 9519 3325
Operating HoursMon and Tues: 9:30am – 10pm.
Wed: 6am – 10pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 11pm
Friday: 9:30am – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am – 9pm
Public Holidays: 9:30am – 7pm

Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym offers both indoor rock climbing and bouldering at two locations. The first is St Peters rock climbing gym, one of Sydney’s most famous, hosting the 2008 World Youth Championships. With 3700 square metres of climbing walls and 800 square metres of bouldering, this gym is massive! It also has 450 routes and 180 boulder problems to keep you entertained.

Key Differentiators:

  • 800sqm of bouldering
  • 450 routes
  • 180 boulder problems

Customer’s Review:

First time visitor here with my kids and really enjoyed the experience. It’s a fairly large climbing gym with a section for kids, one for 16+ and even a separate bouldering area. The staff are helpful and they teach you basic belaying techniques to get you started. They have an on-site cafe (which wasn’t open) and locker rooms. A great family activity.

Damien Chan

2) Edge Rock Climbing Centre

Key Service102 top rope routes
Address9/10 Hudson Ave
Castle Hill NSW 2154
Phone(02) 9899 8228
Operating HoursMonday to Friday – 12pm to 10pm
Saturday / Sunday / Public Holidays – 9am to 6pm
School Holiday Weekdays – 9am to 10pm

This gym is perfect for rock climbers–they offer 102 top rope routes. And if you’re looking to boulder, don’t worry, they have 46 options for that as well. They also provide parties and lessons on belaying so you can eventually go outdoors!

Key Differentiators:

  • 46 boulder problems
  • Lessons and parties available
  • Friendly and helpful staff

Customer’s Review:

It is a nice gym with many different routes and very diverse for different skill levels. The only feedback is that the gym is cold. But this is because I was there in the winter time. Also, Hannah was so kind and helpful! We became fast friends! I really enjoyed climbing in this gym!

Maxine Allayne Darlene Mowe

3) BlocHaus Bouldering Sydney

Key ServiceIndoor rock climbing gym
Address49 Fitzroy st, Marrickville NSW 2204
Phone(02) 7228 9304
Operating HoursMon: 6am–10pm
Tue: 10am–11pm
Wed: 6am–11pm
Thurs: 10am–11pm
Fri: 6am–10pm
Sat & Sun: 9am–10pm

BlocHaus Bouldering in Sydney is perfect for anyone, regardless of age, gender or experience. With over 850 square metres of climbing walls and a variety of problems to choose from, you won’t be disappointed. For those who are new to bouldering, the padded floors and friendly staff will ease any fears; plus, they offer gear rental if you don’t have your own equipment.

Key Differentiators:

  • Fun and social bouldering
  • 850sqm of climbing walls
  • Padded floors

Customer’s Review:

Such a fun place to hang out. Good vibes. The walls are awesome. They change the holds often. Staff are friendly. There’s a well-equipped gym upstairs and great training equipment downstairs. Showers and toilets were clean too. Plus there’s a ping pong table too. 5/5 would definitely climb again here.

Shindy Dang

4) Skywood Climbing

Key ServicePremium bouldering facility
AddressShop 1/1-3 Moore Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096
Operating HoursMon, Wed & Thurs 9:00am – 10:00pm
Tues & Fri (Set Day) 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Weekends 9:00am – 9:00pm

Skywood Climbing, founded by world-champion competitor Yossi Sundakov-Krumins, offers breathtaking bouldering views by the water. They have standard fixed prices for single entries and memberships are available. If you’re a student, take advantage of the 10% discount on every price! New timers can enjoy classes and coaching at this Sydney bouldering and indoor rock climbing centre.

Key Differentiators:

  • Single entries and memberships available
  • Student discounts
  • Classes and coaching available

Customer’s Review:

The gym is quite large and feels really new, the sets are quite challenging and creative. Staff are friendly, music choice is really good, place has storage space for your bags, and a training area. Everyone is super friendly and supportive, there is adequate parking.

Alfred Tao

5) Climb Oz

Key ServiceIn-store hire of shoes, chalk and harnesses
AddressLevel 2, 40 Third Ave, Blacktown
Phone+61 2 9678 9635
Operating HoursMondays : 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday to Friday : 3pm to 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday : 11am to 7pm

Climb Oz, an indoor rock climbing and bouldering gym, is located in Western Sydney. This hidden gem provides belay walls, a large bouldering area, private or group training sessions to be part of the community and more for everyone that visits. They also offer affordable prices on shoes, chalk, harnesses and other products you may need..

Key Differentiators:

  • Large bouldering area
  • Private or group training sessions
  • Affordable prices

Customer’s Review:

Amazing, comfortable place. Love coming here with my friends and solo to have a great time! Friendly environment with amazing and helpful staff. Recommend!


6) Northern Beaches Rockhouse

Key ServiceTop-rope climbing
AddressUnit 4E “Winbourne Estate” 9 – 13 Winbourne Road Brookvale, NSW 2100
Phone(02) 9905 6202
Operating HoursWeekdays 10am – 10pm
Weekends 9am – 8pm

If you’re looking to explore indoor rock climbing and bouldering in Sydney, Northern Beaches Rockhouse is the perfect place for you. They offer top-rope climbing, lead climbing, and training courses for climbers of all ages (16+ to belay). The supportive community will help ensure that you have fun while learning everything about this adventurous activity. And if you need gear for your visit, don’t worry! They have gear available for purchase or rental.

Key Differentiators:

  • Lead climbing
  • Training courses for climbers of all ages
  • Gear available for purchase or rental

Customer’s Review:

We had my daughter’s birthday party at the Rockhouse on Sunday afternoon and it was absolutely fantastic. The girls all enjoyed it and had fun while challenging themselves on different climbing platforms. We had a nice and clean air-conditioned room for the party food and cake time! The staff was amazing and accommodating. Emily and the team thank you for making this experience memorable!

Judit Gergely

7) The Climbing Centre

Key ServiceCaters for climbers of all ages, skill levels and fitness
Address3/16 Borec Rd, Penrith, NSW 2750
Phone(02) 4731 1130
Operating HoursMon-Fri: 10am – 9pm
Thu: 10am – 10pm
Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm

The Climbing Centre in Penrith is a great bouldering gym for people of all ages. They have an advanced bouldering area with safety mats to help climbers avoid any risks or falls. There are also a range of problems and routes for you to work on, so you can practice your climbing and overhang skills.

Key Differentiators:

  • Advanced bouldering area
  • Safety mats to prevent risks and falls
  • Range of problems and routes

8) NOMAD Bouldering

Key ServiceOffers classes and workshops
AddressUnit 7/12 Chester St, Annandale, Sydney NSW 2038
Phone0402 670 784
Operating HoursMonday – Friday: 6am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday:
8am – 9:30pm
Public Holidays: 8am – 10pm
Early Close Staff Christmas Party
Dec 10th – Closes 6pm

NOMAD Bouldering Gym offers 1,000 square meters of climbing space and is one of the largest bouldering gyms in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s a great place to start for new climbers because their community spirit is based on growth and exploration. They offer classes, workshops and even have a competitive event called ‘Pumpfest’.

Key Differentiators:

  • One of the largest bouldering gyms in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Based on community spirit and growth
  • Safe and controlled rock climbing space

Customer’s Review:

The great atmosphere and the friendly community made me feel really comfortable as a beginner. The staff are very accommodating and there is a wide variety of climbs for all levels. Also, great gym facilities & amenities (they even have free sanitary products for women) Highly recommend it!

Isabella Morison

9) 9Degrees

Key Service4.5m high bouldering walls
AddressBuilding 3/85 O’Riordan St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia
Phone+61 408 870 473
Operating HoursMonday 4–10PM
Tuesday 4–10PM
Wednesday 6AM–10PM
Thursday 10AM–10PM
Friday 10AM–10PM
Saturday 8AM–9PM
Sunday 8AM–9PM

This chain of climbing gyms in Sydney is situated in two areas that are becoming increasingly popular, Parramatta and Alexandria. Even if you’re not interested in tall climbing walls, this gym is worth a visit since it specializes in bouldering. They have 4.5m high bouldering walls to give climbers the space they need to train as well as a mistake-preventing padded floor.. There are nine levels of difficulty offered at this gym to accommodate climbers of all skill levels.

Key Differentiators:

  • Fostering a unique culture of inclusiveness and community
  • Padded floor to prevent mistakes
  • Nine levels of difficulty

Customer’s Review:

A brilliant place to come and have a smashing time and a really fun workout. The staff are very friendly and encouraging, the music is great and the overall vibe of the place is fantastic. As a bonus If you haven’t been before you get free shoe hire for your first time and free access for a week which is another great reason to come and try it out.

Dmitri Scanlan

10) ClimbFit

Key ServiceIndoor rock climbing gym and bouldering centre
AddressUnit 4/12 Frederick St, St Leonards NSW 2065
Operating HoursMonday 6am–10pm
Tuesday 6am–10pm
Wednesday 6am–10pm
Thursday 6am–10pm
Friday 6am–10pm
Saturday 8am–8pm
Sunday 8am–8pm
Public Holidays 9am-9pm

With over 140 top rope climbing routes, ClimbFit St Leonards is the perfect indoor rock climbing and bouldering gym in Sydney for beginners and experienced climbers alike. With 80 boulder problems, varying angled climbing walls (18-32 degrees), three auto-belays, and a new 40° Moon Board, you can train your technique, Strengthen your movement, And try out how to rock climb without worrying about someone else belaying you.

Key Differentiators:

  • 140 top rope climbing routes
  • 80 boulder problems
  • Varying angled climbing walls

Customer’s Review:

My first visit to a climbing place. Was a pleasant experience. Very friendly and helpful staff. Quite spacious and offers a wide variety. Parking available. Accessible by public transport as well.

Buddheesha Weerasinghe

11) The Ledge Climbing Centre

Key ServiceRegular gym with an attached climbing centre
AddressUniversity of Sydney, Western Ave , Sydney, NSW, Australia
Phone+61 2 9351 8115
Operating HoursMonday
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Ledge is the perfect choice if you want an indoor climbing centre that’s located within a regular gym. It has a great casual and social atmosphere, with climbs to suit everyone from complete beginners to experienced climbers. There’s also a superb bouldering and training area, along with helpful staff who are always on hand to offer supervision and assistance.

Key Differentiators:

  • Great casual and social atmosphere
  • Bouldering and training area
  • Helpful staff

Customer’s Review:

Small climbing gym in USYD. Got a small bouldering area upstairs. 18 top climbing routes. Staff is friendly. Price is reasonable.


12) Climb Fit Kirrawee

Key ServiceIndoor rock climbing gym
Address23 Waratah St, Kirrawee NSW 2232, Australia
Phone+61 2 9545 3407
Operating HoursMonday 6am-10pm
Tuesday 6am-10pm
Wednesday 6am-10pm
Thursday 6am-10pm
Friday 6am-10pm
Saturday 8am-8pm
Sunday 8am-8pm
Public Holiday 9am-9pm

Come to this South Sydney indoor gym and test your skills at rock climbing, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced climber. With over 130 routes that are swapped out each week, there’s always something new to challenge yourself with. And if you don’t feel comfortable doing it alone, sign up for the beginner clinic program where experts will teach you everything about rock climbing so that by the end, “you can scale walls like Spiderman.”

Key Differentiators:

  • Has 40-degree kilter board
  • 130 routes that are swapped out each week
  • Beginner clinic program

Customer’s Review:

Climb Fit is a great indoor rock climbing gym, ideal for a fun workout. There are different varieties of easy and hard obstacles, perfect for beginners and experts, kids and adults. They provide a harness at an extra charge, but it is optional to hire powder or shoes.

Ismail A

13) Umbrella Nine Co 

Key ServiceIndoor rock climbing for kids
AddressShop 6010 Warringah Mall
(Blue P5 parking – on top of Myer – if inside mall take lift on right side of Myer)
Brookvale NSW 2100
Phone02 9905 0047
Operating HoursSchool Holidays: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
After School: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Closed Monday’s & Fridays during term time

Come to Umbrella Nine, an indoor rock climbing centre made just for kids and families who want to get into the bouldering scene. And what’s bouldering? It’s basically like rope-less rock climbing with lower walls that are softly padded by mats–for your kiddo’s safety, of course. At our dedicated and purpose-built gym, 5 to 14-year-olds can let their inner monkey out by challenging themselves physically. Plus, it makes for a great place to hang out during holidays or an amazing party venue!

Key Differentiators:

  • Specialise in bouldering
  • Lower walls surrounded by soft padded mats
  • Dedicated, purpose-built climbing and bouldering gym

Customer’s Review:

We love this place! Both kids always have fun here using up some energy. It’s a great place to do some climbing without the hassle of ropes etc and having to wait in line. My eldest loves the interactive screen and my youngest has decided it’s where she wants to have her birthday party this year. Definitely worth a visit.

Melissa Gooch

14) Peak Pursuits 

Key ServiceCreative indoor climbing
AddressUnit 49/5 Gladstone Rd, Castle Hill NSW 2154, Australia
Phone(02) 9894 6868
Operating HoursFriday: 4pm–7pm
Weekends: 10am–4pm

No matter your age or climbing experience, Peak Pursuits is the place for you. They have a range of activities sure to get your adrenaline pumping, including high rope courses, vertical challenges, Kung fu poles, and more. Plus, their giant slide is perfect for those who want to take the plunge.

Key Differentiators:

  • Can host up to 100 customers
  • No experience or partner required
  • Provide the ultimate fitness adventure

Customer’s Review:

Peak Pursuits is best described as a creative indoor climbing place like no other in Sydney, as it does not just rock you will be climbing!

Laura, Weekendnotes

15) Turbo Climb

Key Service26 climbing walls
Address8 Greenfield Parade Bankstown NSW 2200
Phone02 9722 9863
Operating HoursSaturday 9:30AM–6PM
Sunday 9:30AM–6PM

Turbo Climb is bringing a new level to rock climbing in Sydney by constantly innovating and striving to improve the customer experience. Our 26 exciting climbing walls have been designed with fun in mind, including features such as a beanstalk and roaring volcano. There’s something for everyone at Turbo Climb!

Key Differentiators:

  • Beanstalk and roaring volcano
  • Climbing walls designed with fun in mind
  • Safe for kids

Customer’s Review:

Turbo climb is located next to monkey mania. The area is not very huge but adequate for an hour’s play. It was recently renovated so the area is clean. There are briefing for kids prior to the start of the session. They also cater for birthday parties at a minimum of 8 pax. Guardians can sit and watch outside.

es L

16) Clip’n Climb Central Coast

Key ServiceMonkey Mania for smaller kids
AddressClip ‘N Climb Central Coast
Level 1 CCLC
1 Dane Drive
Gosford, NSW
Phone(02) 4306 4611
Operating HoursMonday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm (climbing finishes at 5:30pm)
Last Friday of each month: 9:00am – 9:00pm (climbing finishes at 8:45pm)
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am – 6:00pm (climbing finishes at 5:30pm)

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Just a 30-minute drive from Wahroonga, Clip’n Climb features 28 unique themed climbing walls. There’s also a Monkey Mania located within the Leagues Club if you have smaller ones to entertain. Plus afterwards, there are lots of dining options. Let your kids enjoy the experience of climbing in a fully-supervised and colourful climbing space. It truly is a WOW activity, fun for all ages!

Key Differentiators

  • 28 unique themed climbing walls
  • Caters parties and events
  • Fully supervised and colourful climbing space

Customer’s Review:

Staff are friendly. My son enjoyed the session. 1st time coming to this place and there is alot of different options to climb. Super safe and my son enjoyed it. We are definitely comeback! Recommended.


Rock Climbing Sydney

If you’re looking for a thrilling rock climbing Sydney experience, look no further than the 16 best rock climbing spots we’ve listed here. From indoor rock climbing facilities designed specifically for kids to outdoor rock climbing locations that will get your adrenaline pumping, we’ve got you covered! And if you’re looking to host an event or party that involves rock climbing, all of these venues can cater to your needs. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next adventure today!

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