Welcome to SICG

Australia’s biggest indoor climbing walls

First time

Before your first climb you’ll have to complete the following 3 steps:

Steps

  • Step 1 Fill in the waiver

    Fill in our membership form and waiver. This takes about 3 minutes.

  • Step 2 Attend a belay demo

    We show you how to hold the rope (belay) for your partner – climbing is done in pairs. We also give you some practical tips on safety and how to find your way around.

  • Step 3 Practical evaluation

    You belay your partner on our belay instruction wall with our staff attending, so you can demonstrate your new skills. You then receive your belaying and climbing accreditation. The whole process takes around 10 minutes.

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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.

Climbing Conquers Fear:

Fear is among the greatest obstacles which prevent us from enjoying life to its fullest extent. Since the most commonly held fears are the fear of heights and the fear of falling, 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 the 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 enjoys a number of physical tests, including boosting heart rate, building muscle and developing stamina. The combination of building upper body and core strength, while your legs provide drive and stability, is unique.

Strengthens and tones muscles:

Rock climbing requires all of your muscle groups to be engaged! Abs, obliques, delts, traps, biceps, lats, quads, calves. A review published in the Journal of Human Kinetics reported that elite rock climbers have lower body mass indices, lower body fat percentages, and increased strength.

Challenge yourself:

As confidence and self-reliance increases, climbers find themselves standing on the edge of their comfort zones. Climbing provides you with the opportunity to tap into the mind and body’s limitless potential, enabling you to challenge yourself on increasingly complex routes.

Increases flexibility:

Rock climbing encourages you to increase your range of motion. It requires you to push your flexibility and adaptility as you reach, leap and balance to handholds and footholds. It builds movement skills and co-ordination. Navigating routes requires a climber to judge reach, the strength required to complete the next step, your current energy level and your route planning.

Reduces stress:

Rock climbing reduces stress. Climbers often become immersed in the flow of the activity, enabling them to become consumed in the cycle of reaching and moving, fully in the moment.

Burns calories:

Harvard Health Publications reported that a 70 kg person burns about 818 calories hourly during rock climbing. 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.

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FAQ’s

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.

Do I need to book?

For casual entry there is no need to book – just come in for a climb. Only book if you want a group discount for 10 or more people. See the Price List and Group Climbing brochure for details.

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.

Do I need a climbing partner?

You need a partner to climb the roped routes, but not for bouldering. Try finding a partner on our Facebook page. Several meetup groups come climbing here as well.

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