UNE Climbing Wall

Indoor Wall Climbing

Indoor Climbing

Have you ever wanted to try out climbing? Well you can at our indoor climbing gym at SportUNE.

There are two different angled walls with four ropes. There are grades ranging from beginner levels right up to advanced climbs. If you’re not a fan of heights or just don’t like ropes we have a bouldering cave. We have something to suit everyone.

The UNE OAC members volunteer to provide supervised climbing times to the club and general public. The club supplies the basic climbing equipment as part of entry costs – harnesses and climbing shoes. But please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions the club is unable to provide shared hand chalk. If you are bringing your own, alcohol-based liquid chalk is preferred.

Climbing Wall Entry Cost:
  • Club and SportUNE members: $6 per session
  • Casual/Non-Members: $8 per session

The wall can also be hired out for parties, group bookings and school groups at additional cost.

Supervised Climbing Times

The wall is only available when SportUNE is open, and may be booked by conflicting events with short notice. Please check SportUNE and the UNE OAC Facebook page for changes to these times.

Club Members Climbing Night

Monday nights – 5:30pm until 8:30pm.
You must be a UNE OAC Club member to access the wall on Monday nights.

Public Climbing Nights

Tuesday and Wednesday – 5:30pm until 8:30pm.
There are two sessions per night: 5:30-7:00pm and 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Climbers will be rotated at 7pm if there are people waiting.

On public nights, the climbing wall is open to everyone, you do not need to be a member of either the UNE OAC Club or SportUNE.

Please note: There is a maximum capacity of 9 people at the wall due to COVID-19 restrictions. Our normal capacity is 12-15 people. If the room is already at capacity, you will be required to wait outside.

Where is the wall?

The climbing wall is situated in the first squash court within the SportUNE complex, in Armidale, NSW

Climbing induction

To climb on the wall you must be shown the ropes by one of our climbing instructors. A climbing instructor will be available during climbing hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.