Welcome to SICG
Australia’s biggest indoor climbing walls
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Registration fees: payable on your first visit only. Groups and parties aren’t registered and do not pay registration fees. Individual: $5 and Family: $9
Climbing is a versatile, physical sport that can be done indoors or outdoors. It often tests a climber’s strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control.
Fear is among the greatest obstacles which prevent us from enjoying life to its fullest extent. Since of the most commonly held fears among people are the fear of heights and the fear of falling from heights. Rock climbing is a fantastic way to conquer these fears. Climbers use harnesses which serve as a safety measure, preventing climbers from falling when they lose their balance or grip. Conquering this fear of heights empowers many climbers and helps build confidence and self-esteem.
Combines cardio and strength into a single workout:
During a single session of rock climbing, the body executes a number of physical tests, including boosting heart rate, building muscle and developing stamina. The upper body strength required for rock climbing is a given for pulling oneself up, while the legs and core build muscle as the body strives to find balance.
Strengthens and tones muscles:
Rock climbing requires several different muscles groups to be engaged during the workout. Abs, obliques, delts, traps, biceps, lats, quads, calves – in fact, rock climbing even works your forearm muscles by strengthening a climber’s grip. Virtually all major muscles groups are incorporated in even a single rock climbing session. A review published in the Journal of Human Kinetics in 2011 reported that elite rock climbers often have lower body mass indexes, lower body fat percentages, and increased handgrip strengths.
As confidence and self-reliance increase within climbs, climbers find themselves standing on the edge of their comfort zones. Climbing provides many with the opportunity to tap into the mind and body’s limitless potential, enabling them to challenge themselves further in completing increasingly complex routes. Even when a route is completed, climbers will continue to tackle more challenges with even greater difficulties.
Rock climbing encourages participants to increase their range of motion. Rock climbing demands flexibility and adaptility as it requires climbers to reach, leap and climb to handholds and footholds usually far from a comfortable distance. Mental strength: rock climbing requires problem-solving skills. Navigating routes demands a climber to judge their individual abilities, such as reach, strength required to complete the next step, current energy levels and route planning. Furthermore, rock climbing requires hand-eye coordination necessary for a climber to judge what he or she sees in a crag and how to reach it.
Rock climbing reduces stress by increasing levels of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter in the body that aids in releasing stress. Climbers oftentimes become immersed in the flow of the activity enabling them to become consumed in the activity of reaching, climbing and leaping, creating as sense of ecstasy.
Harvard Health Publications reported that a 70 kg person burns about 818 calories hourly during rock-climbing Prevents chronic disease: The various exercises involved in rock climbing can aid in the prevention of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes.
How much is it?
Pay casual rates for unlimited time sessions or buy a membership. See the prices link. There is a $5 once off joining fee.
How many routes do you have?
Around 350 roped routes, 120 leadable, with 160 topropes, as well as 800m2 of bouldering.
If I’m a beginner, will you show me what to do?
Yes – we provide a free lesson covering safety and the rope work (belaying) to all new members.
What other facilities do you have?
Four kitchens/party rooms, lounge, TV, showers/change rooms, free parking, climbing gear shop, drinks and snacks.
When are you open?
Click here to see the opening hours. For holiday opening times check out the News tab.
How high are your routes?
Wall height ranges from 11 to 16m, average 14m. Route lengths up to 25m.
Do you have memberships?
On your first visit you fill in a registration form and receive a free membership card. You can also buy memberships which reduce the cost for frequent climbers – see the prices link.
When are your busiest times?
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights and weekends during the day.
How do I get there?
Click here To see the map. We’re at 4C/1-7 Unwins Bridge Rd St Peters. You can easily come by car, bus or train.
What age restrictions do you have?
To belay on our top ropes you need to be 12 or older. Under 12s can climb but not belay. If you are under 15 you will need an adult (18 year old) to supervise you while you are here. Call us regarding age restrictions for bouldering.
How much bouldering do you have?
A total of 800 m2 including a huge new area. New problems are put up every week.
What about climbing lessons?
We run classes for beginners and intermediate level climbers, as well as training programs for advanced climbers – see the Club Info > Tuition