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Cliffhanger Climbing Gym Altona North

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Cliffhanger Climbing Gym
Cnr Grieve Parade and Dohertys Road
Altona North
VIC
3025
Tel: 03 9369 6400

Directions

They're located in the iconic Westgate Sports & Entertainment complex, only 15 minutes from the Melbourne CBD and easily accessible by the Westgate Freeway, Princes Highway or Western Ring Road.

Where are we going today?

At 20m Cliffhanger Climbing Gym has the tallest indoor wall in the Southern Hemisphere.

Dedicated bouldering areas and training aids are great for beginners.

There are a dozen lead climbing walls of superb design for those able to meet the challenge.

First time climbers must book an induction to begin with to ensure safety.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$17 to $20
  • Children$12 to $15
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Weekdays 4pm til late, weekends 10am to 6pm.

Teachers corner

They work with primary and secondary schools on request..

Any Top Tips?

Full equipment hire an additional $10..

What people are saying?

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    I've taken my son here twice. After our first visit my son already wanted to have his birthday party here. The staff are very friendly and we know a lot of them on a first name basis already. I disagree with other people's comments on safety. I've been around enough climbing gyms and there is nothing different about Cliffhanger that would make me worry. Thank you Jess, Lockie, Mitch, Sarah and Steve. We shall see you again soon.

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    Great local gym. The staff is friendly and helpful. The routes are very enjoyable and there is a good mix of difficulty and diversity. Has some of the highest and longest routes in the area. They've been doing a good job of creating new problems as well. The bouldering cave is midsized and has some great routes.

    TL;DR great local gym

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    This place is badly run. Not safe and is very, very worn out. The rout setting is a joke and I wouldn't risk my life there again. Should be closed down!

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    Recommended for climbers! This place has a beautifully textured and featured bouldering cave that uses the V grading system. The place also has a wide variety of climbs, over hang climbs, lead climbs, and even a kids section containing easy climbs.

    This gym is also the only gym I've come across in the eastern states that uses the GriGri self-lock belaying system - this is by far a safer system for parents to use than the ATC styled belay plates --- because let's face it, parents dont always pay attention --- they like to talk with other parents.

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    This place is badly managed and lacks knowledgeable staff; instead run by juniors bred on plastic hugging. The place is nolonger managed to a level of safety that is acceptable. Bring back the old staff members. They may have been unfriendly, but they were certainly skilled climbers and competent staff members who knew how to run a climbing gym.

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by Jonathan Wan

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Recommended for climbers! This place has a beautifully textured and featured bouldering cave that uses the V grading system. The place also has a wide variety of climbs, over hang climbs, lead climbs, and even a kids section containing easy climbs.

This gym is also the only gym I've come across in the eastern states that uses the GriGri self-lock belaying system - this is by far a safer system for parents to use than the ATC styled belay plates --- because let's face it, parents dont always pay attention --- they like to talk with other parents.

If you want to do a lead climbing assessment, you'll have to book in advance because they currently only have a few instructors capable of lead assessments.

It costs roughly $26~30 for a one-way taxi to/from the city.

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