This South Sydney indoor climbing gym is the perfect place to get comfy in that safety harness for the first time or practice your skills until you’re scaling walls like Spiderman. With over 130 different climbing routes that are changed weekly, even the everyday climbers will find something new. There are longer lead-climbing routes where you clip in yourself at checkpoints, but if you're less of a pro, join the beginner clinic program to learn the basics of rock climbing.
Once you get over the heights, rock climbing ticks about just every box as a hobby: the community feels more like a family, it's a rain, hail or shine activity, the adrenaline rush is addictive, and if every second Tinder profile in Sydney is anything to go by, climbing photos make for a great ice-breaker (and way to flex your climbing guns).
The sport is gaining traction after its appearance at the last Olympic Games, and for good reason. While scaling cliff faces outdoors seems like the real deal, weather conditions don't always allow for a good send-sesh. Don't let the rain, well, rain on your climbing parade. Everyone from newbies to local legends will benefit from some of the best facilities in the country, right here in your backyard. Find yourself a belay buddy and start scaling those heights.