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: $4 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. One of the most commonly held fears is the fear of heights. Rock climbing is a fantastic way to conquer this fear. 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 people 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, but the legs and core are also crucial 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 – not to mention your forearm muscles to strengthen 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 hand grip strengths.
As confidence and self-reliance increases 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 adaptability as it requires climbers to reach, leap and climb to handholds and footholds. Rock climbing requires problem-solving skills and navigating a route demands that a climber judges their reach, strength required to complete the next step, and current energy levels. Furthermore, rock climbing requires planning and hand-eye coordination.
Rock climbing reduces stress by increasing levels of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter in the body that aids in releasing stress. Climbers often 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. It 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 $4 once off joining fee.
How many routes do you have?
Around 250 roped routes, 70 leadable, with 80 topropes, as well as 100m2 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?
Caves, two 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
How high are your routes?
Wall height ranges from 6 to 16m. 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.
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 100 m2. 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. Call us.