130 Auburn St,
Open Hours Mon-Fri 10am-9pm Sat & Sun 9am-6pm
Phone (02) 4225 8369
Fax (02) 4225 8911
Web Site www.hangdog.com.au
Indoor rockclimbing is a great way to introduce total beginners of all ages to the thrills of climbing in a controlled environment without the need to learn most of the skills required to climb cliffs in the outdoors. This is because the indoor rockclimbing at Hangdog has the ropes already set up, and belay anchors in place for each of the nearly one hundred different climbs.
It normally takes about ten minutes to be taught how to belay (hold the rope) for your partner by Hangdog staff on your first visit. Almost anyone 12 years of age or older can be taught how to belay safely for their climbing partner, but children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. The introductory lesson is free with your entry charge, and once you are competent at belaying you can climb or attempt to climb any of the many different routes in the centre.