FAQ

I’m a Climber, Do I Need to Do a Belay Induction?

Yes – If you’ve never climbed at Gravity Worx before.

To remain compliant with Australian Standards all first time visitors (regardless of experience or qualification) must attend a belay induction.

If you can demonstrate a 5 point belay and your understanding of the Australian Standard Safety checks, this will be a quick process.

Do I Need a Partner?

Not at Gravity Worx.

Climbing does usually involve two people, a climber and a belayer. However Gravity Worx has 16 auto-belays (a machine that retracts as you climb and lowers you when you jump off) that will provide you with access to up to 50 different routes of varying difficulty.

Climbing has a great social scene and we encourage people arriving on their own to link up with another solo climber to partner up for the evening. However, we understand that sometimes you just want some continuous solo time.

I’ve Never Climbed Before. Does That Matter?

Absolutely not! The great thing about climbing indoor at Gravity Worx is we have areas and climbs dedicated to brand new climbers like you. If you can climb a ladder you’ll be fine!

I’ve Never Climbed Before. Can I Just Turn Up?

Currently due to Victoria’s restrictions we are only allowed 20 people on site at a time therefore you must book first. Our online booking system can be reached here.

Do I Need Lessons?

While courses are available and will help you in the long run, for your first climb we encourage you to come down and give it a try.
All first timers will be taken through a belay induction (how to use the ropes, basic technique and safety essentials) and will be supervised at no extra cost.

Under 18?

Climbing is great fun and perfect for children, there are a few things you must know:

Anyone under 18 must have the waiver completed by a parent or legal guardian. If you’re bringing your own children, no problem, you can complete the paperwork.

If you bring children other than your own, please make sure their parent fills our forms.

Please also remember that a child must be 13 or over to belay. If your child is 12 or under, you or another 13+ will have to belay for them whilst they climb. (certified competition trained and youth squad trained members are exempt from this)

Is There a Minimum or Maximum Age?

There are no age restrictions for climbing. If you or your child are big enough to safely fit into a harness and young enough to safely participate in physical activity, we’re happy for you to climb. As a guide, usually a 4 year old is big enough for a harness.

We do however have an age restriction on belaying , you must be 13 or over for these activities due to the added responsibility they require (certified competition trained and youth squad trained members are exempt from this).

What Should I Wear?

Comfortable clothes that allow you to stretch. The kind of thing you would wear to the gym or a yoga class is usually ideal. Generally skirts or restrictive clothing is a bad idea. Jewellery is best left at home. Long hair is ideally tied back.

Also please remember to wear or bring socks if you would like to hire gear.

Do I Need to Wear Shoes?

For safety and hygiene reasons you must wear shoes when climbing. Our walls are textured to simulate grip on real rock outside, and as such we require that you where specific rock climbing shoes. You can bring your own shoes or rent some climbing shoes.

Currently due to health & safety reasons you must organise your air gear in advance before your session. Please email us at staff@gravityworx.com.au if you need to hire gear for your session.

How Long Can I Climb For?

Due to the current pandemic we are only allowed 20 people on site at a time. As such you must pre-book a session. These sessions run for 1.5 hours to allow us to clean gear between sessions.

Is It Safe?

Rock Climbing is considered a dangerous sport.
We ensure you are provided with appropriate instruction and supervision so that you can correctly use the equipment and enjoy your climbing safely.

Our gear is maintained in accordance with Australian Standards and we ensure staff are trained and appropriately qualified in vertical rescue.

I Am Pregnant Can I Climb?

Yes, you can with a current note from your doctor confirming this is an approved activity for you.

Can I Boulder?

We are currently in the process of building a new bouldering gym on site! Stay tuned for more information!

Do You Have Lead Climbing? How do I get ticked off?

Yes!

You will be required to undergo a lead climbing assessment by our staff prior to leading. 

Lead assessments are done on the spot when staff are available. If you require a lead assessment please email us stating which session you have booked for and we will do our best to fit a lead assessment in during the session. Our email is staff@gravityworx.com.au

Can I Bring My Own Climbing Gear?

During this time we highly recommend having your own personal climbing gear ie. Climbing Shoes and Harness. Please make sure your gear is not more than 5 years old however or it may be unsafe to use. If you have questions feel free to bring your gear along and ask us!