I have never climbed at Hardrock before. Can I just turn up?
Absolutely! Groups of less than 10 people do not need to book.
Both CBD & Nunawading have heaps of top rope climbing available. Each venue has 100+ routes, with grades 6 - 30.
CBD has 44 top rope walls up to 16 metres high, whilst Nunawading has 51 top rope walls up to 14 metres high.
Our top ropes are set up with belay devices pre-attached, so no need to bring your own, however a locking karabiner is required on both the climber’s and belayer’s end.
As a first-time visitor to Hardrock, it is important that we make sure that you are safe, and as such every new person must undergo a Top Rope Assessment. Assessments are free of charge, and run throughout the day.
We have heaps of lead climbing at both our venues, with a wide range of grades (from 12 to 29+) to suit all levels of ability!
Our CBD venue has a total of 28 lead walls up to 16 metres high, 8 of which are 'lead only', meaning they are on terrain only available to leaders.
Nunawading has a total of 21 lead walls up to 14 metres high, 9 of which are 'lead only'; including our massive roof (18m long climb), and the amazing articulating wall (which is a hydraulically adjustable overhang!).
To lead climb at Hardrock we require all climbers and belayers to complete a Lead Climbing Assessment.
Note that we expect leaders to have a high level of competence, so please only attempt the Assessment if you are already an experienced lead climber.
Alternatively if you would like to learn to lead climb, sign up for a Lead Course.
When to book?
- Monday evenings - Nunawading
- Tuesday evenings - CBD
- Wednesday evenings - CBD
There is no cost associated with the assessment, apart from your entry fee for the night (applicable irrespective of whether or not you choose to climb before or after). Call 9894 4183 (Nunawading), 9631 5300 (CBD), or ask at reception to book a time.
What do you need
You will need a climbing partner (also being assessed OR previously assessed).
Participants are required to supply all their own equipment, except belay device (available to borrow, free of charge) and quickdraws (which are pre-placed on the walls); Hardrock does not have Lead harnesses or ropes available for hire.
Note that we have restrictions on what equipment may be used. Check the attachment at the bottom of the page for full details.
As of 15/11/2018 the Black Diamond ATC Pilot is the only device we permit for lead belaying. More information on this can be found here.
Climbers under 18
For children under 18 the 'Assumption of Risk' form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Children aged 13 & under are not permitted to lead belay.
Our CBD venue has 4 auto-belay walls which have an automatic system allowing you to climb alone (call to check availability).
Our Nunawading venue has a bouldering cave as well as campus board, hang boards & bar.
The boulder cave typically has around 40 problems as well as a couple of long routes to warm up and train endurance.
|CLIMBING||ENTRY||Harness Hire||Shoe hire||Total|
|Child (Under 11)||$14.00||Included||Included||$14.00|
|Concession (See types below)||$16.00||$6.00||$6.00||$28.00|
(Only at Nunawading)
- Full time Students at Australian Universities & TAFEs
- Emergency Services
- Healthcare & Pension Card Holders
- VCC Members (Victorian Climbing Club)
- MUMC Members (Melbourne University Mountaineering Club>
- MUOC Members (Monash University Outdoors Club)
- General entry prices into the gym include entry and unlimited climbing for the day
- Harness and climbing shoe hire will be required if you do not have your own
- Bookings are not required for less than 10 people
|10 Visit Pass: Climbing & Bouldering|
|Victorian Climbing Club Member||$144.00|
|10 Visit Pass: Bouldering Only|
|Adult & Student||$108.00|
Please note: There is no bouldering at CBD venue.
|Memberships||Single Venue||Dual Venue|
|6 Month Adult||$795.00||$835.00|
|6 Month Student||$705.00||$740.00|
|12 Month Adult||$1495.00||$1570.00|
|12 Month Student||$1330.00||$1395.00|
- Unlimited climbing & bouldering at Nunawading (Nunawading Venue Memberships)
- Unlimited climbing & auto-belay usage at CBD (CBD Venue Memberships)
- Unlimited climbing, bouldering & autobelay usage (Dual Venue Memberships)
- 15% Off all Gear Shop items (excluding items already on sale)
- Chance to win additional prizes at our annual Christmas Night