Take up the challenge at Clip 'n Climb Melbourne. It's the newest concept in indoor climbing, NZ bred and built, and the first of its kind in Australia. There's challenges and climbs that look like nothing you've seen before.
At Clip 'N Climb climbing is open to anyone, any age.
Visually exciting the arena immediately challenges you to fun up!
There's 33 climbing challenges PLUS 2 extra, amp it up experiences - the Leap of Faith and Vertical Drop Slide.
See how many ways you can climb - race yourself or your mates on the Speed Walls, bounce off the Inflatable, master the Dark Tower and take The Stairway to Heaven.
Every climb is equipped with the trublu autobelay making it safe and easy to climb free of a belay buddy.
Book your party at Clip 'N Climb and climb your way to unlimited fun! All parties include a 15 minute safety briefing, 1 hour climbing session, harnesses, free Vertical Drop Slide and Leap of Faith for the party person, party room, Party Up host and food.
Parties begin with a 15 minute safety briefing, then an hours climbing followed by a half hour in the party room afterwards. And bring your own cake if you prefer. Optional extras include Birthday Cake, Balloons, Party Bag, extra Vertical Drop Slide and Leap of Faith.
Welcome to the colourful, fun, challenging and vertical world of Clip N Climb and confront climbs such as the Triffed, Big Cheese, Skyscraper, Red Square, Amazing, Hexed, Zigg Zagg, Face to Face (on clear Perspex wall), Dry Ice (using ice picks), Checkerplate (climb up drain pipes), Cloud 9, Dark Tower, Speed Climb (two identical walls side by side with timers), Spaghetti Junction (with rope holds dangling down), Lightning Crack (for a layback climbing position), the traditional climbing wall, Velcro wall, Twister and Rope Climb. Throw in some optional extras to the standard entrance price of a vertical slide where you are towed up to the top, let go and slip very quickly back down again and the Leap of Faith where you climb up a tower to a platform and leap off and try and grab either a boxing bag or a suspended bar.
I think we've found the coolest place for kids in Melbourne!
The lead-up to the climbing involves a 15 minute safety demonstration. Safety is a prime consideration for everyone and especially Mum and Dad who might be concerned for little Johnnie and Jemma. There is quite a lot to remember for a first time climber but the staff are on hand to help anyone with any doubts or queries. During the safety demonstration everyone puts on their harness and it is checked to ensure that it is fitted properly.
The climbs each have a belaying device at the top of the climb which consists of a rope with karabiner (a metal clip with a spring) at the end. There is always tension from the belaying device trying to pull the rope back to the top of the climb. Therefore when no-one is climbing a particular climb the karabiner is connected through a metal loop to the floor mat. When you want to climb you disconnect the karabiner from the floor mat and connect the karabiner to your harness. There are three separate actions required to unclip a karabiner and so a correctly connected karabiner is not going to become disconnected from your harness. Climbers under 12 years old need to get their karabiner connection checked by a parent before each climb. Human nature being what it is, most new climbers go up the wall a small distance and then slowly disengage from the wall to confirm in their own mind that the belay system actually works and slowly descends you to the floor.
Most climbers should be able to get to the top of many of the climbs. Even though the Centre was busy with parties we found that there were always free climbs available to try. One of the great features of the Centre is the auto-belay system which means you don't need a partner to climb.
There are two birthday rooms outside the climbing area which were a bit Spartan in their decor. A few epic rock climbing photos on the walls would help to create a more atmospheric environment. There is also a café and a small seating area (four tables). My advice to parents - don't sit there having a coffee, have a climb!
There is an undercover parking area next to the Centre and sufficient parking on the neighbouring street on weekends.
There are plans for more climbing walls in the future - rest assured, we'll be back to try them out.