Climbing is for everyone.
Here at North Walls, we are constantly looking to improve and to make our climbing environment as inclusive and accessible as possible.
ClimbingQTs is an LGBTQ+ rock climbing club and advocacy group based in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia) where climbers have the opportunity to mix and socialise. As a collective, ClimbingQTs came together after identifying the value of fostering and expanding self-respect of non-normative gender and sexual identities. This initiative aims to promote understanding by advocating for and creating trans and queer friendly climbing spaces and events.
We aim to address the struggle and complexities of sport for people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities and re-conceptualize the relationship between sport, gender identity and body image. Queer sport spaces can be a welcome refuge from heterosexuality and cissexism as well as place of comfort. Given the heteronormativity of athletics and sport culture, ClimbingQTs aims to create a space for this community to grow and diversify.
All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced and events range from monthly meet-ups, inclusive indoor climbing sessions and multi-day outdoor adventures. At the heart of ClimbingQTs values is creating an inclusive, diverse and empowering environment
where LGBTQ+ folk can be their true selves, learn new skills, participate in active social sport and connect with the outdoors.
No experience, insurance or equipment is necessary to participate and although membership is encouraged, it is not essential to come along and take part. We host events across so-called Australia in Victoria, New South Wales, Canberra and Queensland. All indoor events are delivered in partnership with the climbing facility and outdoor events delivered by certified and licensed climbing instructors.
ClimbingQTs is an ally inclusive club, a strategic model that invites anyone questioning or not 'out' to participate in all activities.
You can find out more about Climbing QTs here.
North Walls works with Adaptive Climb Victoria to host Come & Try days, in order to make our space more accessible.
Adaptive Climbing Victoria (ACV) offers people living with a disability the opportunity to participate in the sport of rock climbing, both competitively and socially, no matter their ability
Started in 2018 as a Special Project of SCV, ACV came to life as the team saw a need to promote awareness around including people with disability within the climbing community. ACV is aiming to create pathways for people with disabilities to participate in rock climbing, while at the same time educating the existing climbing community about how they can help.
The next Come & Try Day at North Walls is the 28th November.
Playing sport is not a privilege but a right for every Australian, including the 4.5 million people or 20% of the Australian population with either a physical or cognitive disability and, like most Australians, love sport and being involved in the community through sport.
Sport4All is an inclusive Sporting Program that assists Sports clubs and Schools to be more accessible and inclusive, and enable people with disability to have choice and control over where and how they would like to participate in sport. Sport4all is an easy online program that your entire club can take part in to become more inclusive across the board. The program starts with a 15 minute online assessment - The Inclusion Scoreboard Survey, that determines your current inclusive practises, where you are succeeding and where Sport4All can support your club in increasing opportunities for people with disability. The program consists of 8 learning modules that can easily be completed online in your own time. The more people from your club that complete the training the better!
This program has been designed by Get Skilled Access, founded by Dylan Alcott and is funded by the Australian Government. It is also supported by the AFL, Tennis Australia, Table Tennis Australia, Golf Australia, Paralympics Australia, Special Olympics, Blind Sports Australia, Deaf Sports Australia and ACHPER.
To find out more, please head to https://sport4all.com.au/
North Walls Indoor Climbing is proud to be participating in the Sport4All program and working with Penelope - Sport4All program Coordinator and Inclusion Officer for Moreland, with the aim to continue learning, improving and growing in the Inclusion and Accessibility Space.
Here is video introduction of GSA and the Sport4All program by Dylan Alcott
A dedicated rock climbing & fitness facility in the heart of Brunswick.
We love climbing here and we want to share our passion for this sport with you.
Whether you're new to the sport, or an experienced climber, we have something everyone. New climbing routes go up weekly, with our setters working on an extensive range of top rope and lead climbs.
We also have fitness facilities, snacks and coffee, because we are in Brunswick after all.