Available at Hardrock CBD and Nunawading
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?
Due to COVID-19, we are not currently offering lead assessments.
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.