Welcome to Cliffhanger!

Australia's tallest climbing gym

We've had a huge year, including visits from Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, who conquered hardest climb in history, the Dawn Wall. They spent an awesome morning with us, climbing the AME wall, the Skywall and the main crack climb. In August, we hosted Sport Climbing Australia's first ever camp for Team Australia. Good luck with Olympic selection to the entire team. Cliffhanger was also proud to host Sport Climbing Victoria's state lead titles in February.



  • Huge news! Cliffhanger will host Sport Climbing Victoria's State Lead titles for the second consecutive year, Feb 29 - March 1. There is $1000 up for grabs to the female comp winner, as well as $1000 to the male comp winner. Reigning comp champs are Oceana Mackenzie (Vic/Bayside) and Dan Fisher (ACT). The Victorian title went to Oceana, while Campbell Harrison (Vic/Bayside) took out the male. You can guarantee there will be an awesome atmopshere for this comp given it's in the leadup to the Tokyo Olympics - climbing's first official inclusion. Entries for States will open in the New Year. Resistance training starts now!!

  • We have industrial strength evap cooling. Come in for a climb even on the hottest days! 

  • Youth Squad and Kids Club dates for Term One are on the           youth page. This term is just $149 for the term - BONUS, unlimited climbing starts now to get everyone fit for states. Plus, every existing Youth Squad/Kids Club member who signs up a friend for a term will receive -not one - but TWO family passes, one for each family to celebrate.

  • Women's Development Squad will run throughtout summer, every Monday 7.30pm - 8.30pm, standard entry/hire + $10 for the class. Join instructors Sean and Ti for specialised coaching and improvement tracking. 

  • Core Conditioning with Marni MacGilp runs throughout summer. This is a floor-based exercise regime, 6.30 - 7.30pm every Monday.  Non-climbers welcome too $10 + entry if climbing #summerishere

  • The next interclub session for youth is at Bayside Rock, Sunday Jan 19. Arrive at 9.45am for 10am- 12noon comp.

  • Technique classes for early level climbers are Wednesday and Friday at 8pm. These are free class offered to get people enthusiastic about climbing. This is a great environment to meet climbing partners.

Upcoming and Regular Events

Victorian State Lead titles

Cliffhanger will host Sport Climbing Victoria's State Lead titles in February 29th- March 1st, with $1000 up for grabs to the female comp winner as well as the male comp winner.

Youth League Inter Club Sessions

Cliffhanger is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new initiative, the Youth League. The Youth League is a social series, where youth squads from around Victoria pit themselves against each other to gain flash climbing experience, and of course, have fun. 

Click here for results and upcoming rounds

Friday night is pizza night. Free pizza! 

Come along and make some new climbing friends and have some free pizza!

Open almost every day of the year

General Hours

Mon - Fri: 12 noon – 10 pm

Sat & Sun: 10 am – 7 pm 

Open Australia Day, Monday Jan 27 & Labour Day March 9

(Closures-  weekend of Feb 29-March 1, 2020 when hosting Victorian Lead Titles.

-Closed for private function for brief time on Feb 6, 12noon - 2.30pm)

Industrial strength air-conditioning

Group Hours

School/group bookings : available from 8am any day. 

Private function:

The gym is available to be booked for special events, Saturday and Sunday evenings. 

Phone: 03 9369 6400  

Email: info@cliffhanger.com.au

Rear of Westgate Sports Centre

61 - 65 Dohertys Rd,

Altona North

(beside Shell service centre on Dohertys Rd) 

Book your 

party or activity now!

You can book a group of 10 or more from just $20 per person for a 2-hour climb.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our friendly staff on 03 9369 6400 or info@cliffhanger.com.au