Covid Measures - What you need to know

  • Proof of Vaccination Required - Until December 1 we are open only to fully vaccinated people ages 16+ and entry for people under the age of 16 requires a fully vaccinated adult to accompany them. We must sight your proof. For more information about accepted forms of proof, visit Get proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Check-In Required - You must check both in and out of the venue with the Service NSW QR Code.
  • Bookings Required - We have changed to session-based bookings (3hr sessions) instead of all-day entry.
  • Wearing Masks - Masks can be removed when climbing (a very strenuous activity), eating or drinking. Masks must be worn within our venue at all other times by customers aged 12 and above. Our staff will be wearing masks for their protection and yours, but may remove them to deliver our safety briefings on holding the ropes.
  • Limited Capacity - Only 1 belayer /spectator is allowed per paying climber.
  • Social Distancing Rules apply - 1.5m social distancing in place.
  • Bring a drink bottle - Our bubbler is closed.
  • Caves are closed
  • Showers are closed
  • Party Bookings Are Open - Capacity is limited, book a party while it's quieter!
  • Additional Cleaning & Sanitisation



Re-Opening Special!

As a thank you for Hanging around (see what we did there) we would love to offer you a sweet deal..

A 10 Pass to Hangdog is only $100 for a limited time - till Nov 30!
That's only $10 a climb, instead of $19 a climb! Your pass credits never expire.

Better yet, you can use your Discover Voucher if you haven't had a chance yet. See you soon.

Buy 10 Pass Entry Now

Learn to Climb is Back - Limited 6 week Term!

We know we've all wasted too much time on Covid so now let's start to rebuild our children's confidence in themselves.

Jump in now for the remaining 6 week intensive course at Hangdog Indoor Climbing Gym, or join any week for a casual class.

Learning to Climb is a fantastic confidence booster for kids and is suitable for beginners all the way through to our regular climbers.

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Member Trial Offer

Trial a membership - 30 Days for only $49! 

With all the benefits of a full member, like daily climbing, unlimited yoga & fitness classes and 10% off the gear store. Trial members also get an intro to climbing class each week. It's the perfect introduction to climbing at Hangdog.

Plus there's no commitment after the 30 days. Click the button below to learn more.

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Real Climbers Track Klimbz

The Klimbz app for Hangdog is here! And anyone can use it!
  • Make To Do lists
  • Track your Projects & Grade Pyramid
  • Give direct feedback to the head setter through Comments
  • Grade routes to help us get it right
  • Rate our routes and see when new routes have been put up
  • Link your profile with the
  • Leaderboards, comps and leagues

The app is free ! Search Klimbz

Create Your Profile

Uni Pizza Nights

Get to Hangdog on Tuesday Nights 6pm-9pm for our killer Uni Nights.

For just $20 you'll get 3hrs of climbingtasty pizza & harness hire!

It's a great chance to meet other climbers, get fit, and have fun. 
Just 10 mins from the UOW.


See Our Timetable - October

See Our Timetable - November

See Our Timetable - December

Why People Choose Hangdog Climbing Gym

Sharing our passion for adventure with the Illawarra since the early 90’s, our experienced staff provide expert advice on the sport of climbing. We offer specialised programs and a gear shop equipped with quality rock climbing gear for the enthusiast. Due to popular demand, we have also created HangFit run by Connor Atkins, a fitness class to increase your flexibility and strength and compliment your climbing. Enjoy the thrills of climbing for fun and fitness in the Illawarra’s first purpose built indoor rock and boulder climbing gym. A great place for birthday parties, social groups, corporate groups and others to do something a bit different and a great alternative to weights or aerobics for those wanting a challenging workout. Don’t take our word for it, come and give Hangdog Climbing Gym a try.