VISITING FOR THE FIRST TIME?
There's a few things we need to run you through!
Whether you've never climbed before, or have years of experience; North Walls has something for you. As part of your first time here you will need to register your account, read & sign a waiver; and then book yourself into an Induction to Climbing course. This course is mandatory before you start climbing at North Walls.
At the moment, we are serving returning customers only; but we are keen to open NW to first time visitors again. Stay tuned on social media for updates.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES CORONA RESTRICTIONS AFFECT YOUR FIRST VISIT TO NORTH WALLS?
We are only be permitting returning customers at the moment. But, we are super keen to introduce all of you to north walls and we will be keeping a close eye on government advice and opening access to first time visitors as soon as possible.
CAN I TRY CLIMBING IF I HAVE NEVER DONE IT 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 go through an induction where we show you how to belay and use the equipment.
As mentioned though, we are currently not permitting first time visitors due to covid-19 restrictions. We are keeping a close eye on government advice and will be reopening the gym to new climbers as soon as possible.
I HAVE SOME KIDS WHO WANT TO TRY IT OUT. 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 some one to belay them.
But there is no age restriction on climbing provided they fit into the harness properly :)
Anyone under 18 will need their parent present to sign the waive on their behalf; and requires parental supervision at all times.
HOW DO I GET TO NORTH WALLS?
North Walls is located in the heart of Brunswick. 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 parking spots to use. There is also ample street parking in the area.
CAN WE LEAD CLIMB AT NORTH WALLS?
We have plenty of lead climbing routes at North Walls. If you haven't been here before, you will be required to undergo a lead assessment. Due to covid restrictions, we are currently not conducting lead assessments.
Please note that we only permit certain belay devices for lead belaying. These include the Black Diamond ATC Pilot, 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 still need to go through our Top Rope induction prior to the Lead Assessment.
DO YOU SELL GIFT CARDS?
Yes! you can pick them up at reception when we reopen.