How to Start Climbing

So, you're interested to get into climbing? Great! Taking your first steps has never been easier. We have a team of proffessional Guides and Instructors, ready and waiting to lead you through your first steps on the wall.

To keep things simple, we have two options to choose from. For those who are unsure whether they'll like climbing, you can get started with a Try Climbing session. If you are already determined to learn to climb, we recommend you enroll on the Basic Wall Course.

Try Climbing Session

The Try Climbing session is a 1-hour guided climbing experience. Your safety will be taken care of by our skilled Guides. All you need to be concerned about is getting to the top. The session will be progressive, starting with a warm-up and some easy bouldering before taking on the higher walls. You set your limits and our crew will encourage you every step of the way.

Try Climbing sessions run hourly and on-demand. Sessions are non-exclusive, so parties booking on the same time may be combined with a maximum guide to participant ratio of 1:5.

1 Guide : 5 Climbers

* Fee includes entry and all equipment
** Sessions are scheduled hourly everyday
** Advanced booking is highly recommended as spaces are limited

To find out more about the Try Climbing sessions, go here.


Take the Basic Wall Course

The Basic Wall Course (BWC) is your first induction training to climbing. Designed for beginners or climbers looking to refresh their skills, the BWC curriculum covers the knowledge and skill necessary to earn eligibility to climb in Camp5 independently.

You will learn about each piece of equipment, its correct use, care and maintenance and safe climbing practices applicable to top-rope sport climbing including, how to tie-in, proper belay technique, buddychecks and commands, we'll also cover basic climbing technique, bouldering and spotting.

4-12 Students

* Fee includes ALL Equipment
* Entry Fee not included
** Advanced booking required

To find out more about the Basic Wall Course, go here.


FAQ about getting started.

What's the minimum age for someone to start climbing?

There is NO minimum age. We often say once a child starts climbing the furniture at home, they're ready for Camp5. However, some of our programs do have age prerequisites.

For the Try Climbing session there is no minimum. We do require kids under 6 to be accompanied by an adult or older sibling..

For the Basic Wall Course, the recommended minimum age is aged 15. Participants aged 12-14 may attend if accompanied by a participating adult.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes. Check the Calendar to see when the next course is running, or call Camp5 to find out the status on any course. Note: Spaces are limited and the course requires at least 4 persons booked to run.

Can I book as an individual?

Yes, of course. Whilst we require a minimum of 4 participants in order to run the course. We provide a fixed schedule in our program calendar so that individuals can combine with other booking parties.