FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What COVID restrictions are currently affecting climbing at North Walls?
Can I climb here if I've never climbed before?
Yes! The gym is setup for first time and experienced climbers alike. We have harnesses and climbing shoes you can hire if you don't have your own. As part of your first visit, you will need to register an account and book an induction where we show you how to belay and use the equipment. Book here.
What are your business hours?
We are open 7 days a week*.
MON 1PM - 10PM.
TUE 6:30AM - 10PM.
WED 1PM - 10PM.
THU 6:30AM - 10PM.
FRI 1PM - 10PM.
SAT 9AM - 5:30PM.
SUN 9AM - 5:30PM.
*Public holiday hours may differ! Please check our social media for updates.
I have kids who want to try climbing. Are children welcome?
Yes! However we do have age restrictions on belaying requiring participants to be at least 11 years old. If you have kids under 11 years old, make sure you bring someone to belay them. There is no age restriction on climbing provided they fit into the harness properly.
Anyone 17 years old and under will need their parent/guardian present to sign the waiver on their behalf and will require parental supervision at all times.
How do I get to North Walls?
North Walls is located in the heart of Brunswick, at Unit 3/17-19, Hope St, Brunswick 3056 VIC. You can easily get to our location by Train (Upfield Line/Brunswick Station) and Tram (Route 19).
We are also located on the Upfield bicycle path and have plenty of spots to lock your bicycles.
If you're driving, we are located on Hope St and we have a few allocated parking spots. There is also ample street parking in the area.
Can I lead climb at North Walls?
We have plenty of lead climbing routes at North Walls. As part of lead climbing you will first need to book in a lead assessment with our staff.
Please note that we only permit certain belay devices for lead belaying. These include the Black Diamond ATC Pilot, Salewa Ergo Belay System, Edelrid JUL Series, Mammut SMART Series, Petzl GRIGRI Plus, GRIGRI 2019, GRIGRI 2; and the Wild Country REVO.
If it's your first time ever at North Walls you will need to register for an account and book a Belay Induction first. You can Book here.
How do your memberships work?
We keep our memberships simple. It's $32 per week (or $28 concession) direct debit and if you want to cancel, there's just a 2 week minimum notice period. These memberships have no lock in contracts with a minimum period of two weeks.
What if I want to bring a group of friends?
Do you sell gift cards?
Yes! You can pick them up at reception or online here.
If you accidentally leave gear, clothing, water bottles at the gym, we'll hang on to them for a couple of months to give you the chance to reclaim them. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of what you've lost and we'll endeavour to get it back to you!
We do discounts for groups of 6 and up. We require a booking to allow us to give you a discounted entry pass, ensure there is an instructor to take you through our Belay Induction and have booked equipment ready for you on arrival. Two weeks notice is required if you are a large group who has not attended an induction before. Booking enquiries can be made via our pricing page!