In the main arena there is climbing terrain to challenge all ages and abilities, with 46 top ropes in position and over 100 set routes (over 80% are leadable). We also have a dedicated bouldering area full of interesting challenges.
Our staff are friendly and knowledgeable and we pride ourselves on the consistent delivery of great guest experiences. The YMCA Climbing Centre is a welcoming environment and a social hub for local and international visitors – beginners and experienced climbers alike.
So come on down to the YMCA Adventure Centre! We are easy to find, centrally located just 100 metres off Moorhouse Avenue. We are open 7 days a week and have a full range of hire equipment available.
Please be aware that we operate several busy programmes at the Centre during the week, check the occupancy counter below to see how many climbers are in the Centre, or alternatively come and climb outside these times. Remember that 60 is the maximum number of climbers we can have in the climbing wall arena:
Mondays – 1.30-3.30pm – regular booking = 20
Tuesdays – 3pm-5.30pm – regular booking = 30-40
Wednesdays – 1pm-6.30pm – regular bookings = 20-30
Thursdays – 3pm-6.30pm – regular bookings = 20-30
Fridays – 4pm-7.30pm – regular booking = 50
Here is how many climbers are currently in the Centre:
|School Term:||Monday to Friday||10am – 10pm|
|School Holidays:||Monday to Friday||10am – 10pm|
||Saturday & Sunday
||10am – 6pm
Outside of our advertised hours the climbing centre is available by prior booking for school, college, corporate and community groups.
We offer a range of deals to suit casual and regular climbers at the YMCA Adventure Centre.
Special deals are also available for Schools, Groups and Birthday Parties.
Anyone visiting the centre for the first time is required to go through an induction process and climbers under 16 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian sign the registration form.
There is no minimum age to climb, but please note that climbers must be at least 13 years of age to be able to ‘belay’ other climbers unless they have gained a Top Rope Belay Licence and are climbing with the Flying Geckos climbing club.
All first timers to the Center must go through an induction. The initial entry payment $30 provides all the gear you need, entry and registration. For those with their own harness and shoes there is a discount on the initial induction entry fee ($24). During the week induction briefings run at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm, or on weekends at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. If there are a group of you coming down please use the Book Here button below to ensure we have space for you. For more than 6 people please email us to book in a session with us with your very own personal instructor.
Following your induction you’re part of our climbing wall family and can use the facilities as and when suits you, have a look into our membership options for discounted options on our everyday entry fee.