Are you a climbing fanatic? Or maybe you’re a newbie just looking for your nearest and easiest route. Either way, these climbing gyms are the best in Sydney. Go on, send it!

1. Climb Fit

Location: Kirrawee
Cost: $21 casual entry
Opening hours: M-F: 6am-10pm, S&S: 8am-8pm

Climb Fit in Kirrawee is the only climbing gym in the Sutherland Shire and truly packs a punch! 

They’ve got over 130 top rope routes to keep you entertained as well as a bouldering section. There’s a dedicated training area with hang boards and a ladder, cargo net and rope climb. There’s even a new Kilter board!

Plus the team reset the routes on a weekly basis, so there’s always a new problem to solve!


Photo thanks to Climb Fit

2. Climb Fit

Location: St Leonards
Cost: $21 casual entry
Opening hours: M-F: 6am-10pm, S&S: 8am-8pm

On the other side of the city, Climb Fit in St Leonards is a little more developed than its southern sister (and more densely packed), with over 160 top rope and lead climbing routes, some of which are over 15 metres long. 

There’s a bouldering section with over 80 problems to solve, a 40 degree Moon Board and an adjustable treadwall. Plus new bouldering and top rope routes on the weekly. Excellente. 

Membership at either of Climb Fit also grants you access to the gym onsite as well. Now that’s value.


Photo thanks to Climb Fit

3. The Edge

Location: Castle Hill
Cost: $16 casual entry (3 hour session)
Opening hours: M-F: 12pm-10pm, S&S: 9am-6pm

The Edge is the place to get your high flying adrenaline fix. 

With indoor top rope, lead climbing, bouldering walls, abseiling, indoor caving AND high ropes courses on offer here, it’d be tricky to find another place in the city with such a diverse range of activities all under one roof.

4. Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym

Location: St Peters
Cost: $21 casual entry
Opening hours: M&T: 9:30am-10pm, W: 6am-10pm, T: 9:30am-11pm, F: 9:20am-10pm, S&S: 9:30am-9pm

With 3700 square metres of climbing wall, Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym is the biggest climbing gym in the Southern Hemisphere. These guys have been in the climbing game since ‘93 and even hosted a world championship in 2008. 

You’ll find a whopping 420 routes to tackle, 120 of which are lead routes and some an astounding 25 metres in length. Phwoooar. 

There’s also 180 bouldering problems to figure out (more than some standard bouldering gyms) just in case you get bored of the ropes. 

Read more: How To Choose Beginner Rock Climbing Gear


Photo thanks to Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym

5. Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym

Location: Villawood
Cost: $21 casual entry
Opening hours: M,W&F: 12pm-10pm, T&T: 9:30am-10pm, S&S: 9:30am-9pm

The biggest climbing gym in Western Sydney, the Villawood version of Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym has a bunch of different climbs to tackle. 

There are two towers in the centre of the gym allowing for a bunch of lead climbs on steep faces, corners, aretes and roofs. There’s a total of 250 routes, plus 50 bouldering problems and even an international standard speed climbing wall. Wicked. 

It’s also super family friendly, with a climbing area just for kiddies, and five caves to explore.


Photo thanks to Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym

6. The Climbing Centre

Location: Penrith
Cost: $18 casual entry (no time limit)
Opening hours: M, T, W & F: 10am-9pm, T: 10am-10pm, S: 10am-8pm, S: 10am-6pm

The Climbing Centre in Penrith is the city’s western-most climbing gym and has been around for 25 years! 

They recently added a bouldering section and provide access to their gym to keep you fit as a fiddle.

7. Northern Beaches Rockhouse

Location: Brookvale
Cost: $18 casual entry
Opening hours: M-F: 10am-10pm, S&S: 9am-8pm

Rockhouse is the one and only rope climbing gym on the Northern Beaches, but it sure delivers. 

With 37 individual top rope routes, including a mix of verticals, slabs and overhangs, plus weekly route resets for a new climb every time, there’s a lot to love. 

They’ve also got seven different bouldering grades and 10+ lead climbs to practice for the great outdoors.

So there you have it! The Sydney’s best indoor climbing gyms – time to send it!

Sydney Climbing Gyms FAQs

What is the tallest climbing wall in Sydney?

The Edge Rock Climbing Centre is the tallest climbing wall in Sydney with the tallest being 18.5m

Is climbing good for fitness?

Yes! Climbing is great for getting fit. It’s a mix of cardio and strength which makes it a well balanced workout

Why is climbing so expensive?

The main reason climbing gyms are so expensive is upkeep and maintenance. The equipment in a rock climbing gym, such as lead routes, wall structures, holds, crash-pads, etc., is not only expensive but requires timely upkeep as well
Feature photo thanks to Climb Fit