Bouldering and Lead Climbing are the two main disciplines within the climbing world.
Bouldering has been gaining traction over the years with several bouldering-only gyms popping up all over Australia and throughout the world.
Bouldering is exactly what it sounds like, climbing a boulder, however, this is done with no ropes. Bouldering is one sure way to build strength, fitness, and endurance. Once you’ve learned the safe way to boulder along with the correct way to fall you’ll be off to the great outdoors with your shoes, chalk, boulder pad, and a buddy to spot you.
We offer areas in both gyms for you to learn to boulder and show you proper safety techniques.
Lead Climbing is a different type of rope climbing.
Unlike top-rope climbing where you have a pulley device set up above you, lead climbing tests your skills by making you clip yourself in whilst climbing a cliff face, taking your rope up with you as you go.
It’s a form of climbing not for the fainthearted and should be learned with an experienced instructor who can show you proper clipping and belay technique. You must have a lead pass to show to our employees in order to lead climb at our gyms. You can obtain a lead pass in two ways — the first way is to attend our lead climbing course. You can read more about our lead course and get on our waitlist here.
The second way is to come get checked off with one of our employees. While we would recommend the lead course, we also understand that for someone that has been leading for several years that you might not want to spend the money learning something you already know. For this reason we do offer — by bookings only — the option to be ticked off to lead in our gyms by an experienced lead climbing staff member. Contact our Hume gym to set up an appointment.