The OAC has a strong focus on rock climbing with every Monday night finding club members meeting at The Ledge indoor climbing centre at Sydney University. The Ledge offers $6 entry each Monday night so members build their climbing skills and meet fellow club members who’ll help you explore the amazing cliffs on Sydney’s door step. From small inner city crags to massive 300m cliffs in the Blue Mountains – there’s something for everyone at every skill level.
This is where most beginners learn how to climb as it’s easily accessible, convenient for those with time constraints and a great place to meet future climbing buddies. Indoor climbing is a prefabricated climbing environment consisting of walls of varying shapes, heights and angles. On these walls are holds ranging from big ones (jugs) to tiny ones (crimpers). Ropes are already in place hanging from pulleys above the climbs which will hold you in place if you need a rest or loose your grip. Indoor climbing is also a great place to train at night or when it’s raining.
Sydney offers a range of indoor climbing gyms but the one we ‘hang out’ at is The Ledge at Sydney University. The Ledge provides a wide selection of easy routes for beginners and harder ones for those who are seeking a challenge. You’ll find us there every Monday night with the free use of a club harness.