Welcome to Cliffhanger!
Australia's tallest climbing gym
Lockdown activities: On Sunday April 5, 2020, we will be watching The Pathan Project by Reelhouse at 8pm. This film is set on a massif in Pakistan and provides staggering scenery. The link to the film and a place to comment is on our Facebook 'Cliffhanger Climbers' page. Bring snacks to your loungeroom for the event. All welcome.
Pretty Strong, the film from the Never Not Collective featuring the climbs of Nina Williams, Katie Lambert, Daila Ojeda, Hazel Findlay, Isabelle Faus and Fernanda Rodriguez was pretty damn amazing. It covered crags from Red River Gorge, Colorado, Spain, Switzerland, Yosemite and Bishop, Rocklands in South Africa, and El Salto in Mexico. Once Lockdown is over, we'll be doing more on this film! Stay tuned.
Join our 'Cliffhanger Climbers' page on Facebook for tips on training during lockdown.
SALE - we are offering very large discounts on 13-month memberships, which will be frozen for the duration of the closure. These memberships are designed to be attractive, even with everything that is going on. If you can take advantage of it, we encourage you to. The specials will stop once we have certainty on our state's health situation.
You can buy the memberships using the link at the top of this page.
Cliffhanger was pleased to host Sport Climbing Victoria's 2020 state lead titles at the end of Feb/start of March, and what a massive weekend.
Anna Davey (WA) took out the comp prize of $1000. Davey is best known for her bouldering prowess, and on the weekend, surprised even herself with her level of endurance on the 27 meter Skywall, and 19 meter AME, edging out Australian youth team Ash Brooks (QLD), and Josie Wardrop (TAS).
Sarah McKenzie (team Gravity) claimed the Victorian title, in a showdown with Emma Crow. The two are solid friends, but Emma has already expressed her desire to reverse the positions for next year. Third was Cliffhanger's own Tracy Martens.
In the men's, Campbell Harrison (Team Australia/team Bayside) was determined to take the title, after coming second in the comp overall last year. Usually chill on the wall, this year Harrison's expression revealed exactly how hungry he was to win the comp. He didn't get it easy though. With some of his fellow Australian team members away on a training camp, Khosro Hashemzadah jumped into the void. Hashemzadah is member of the Iranian national team, and took it right up to Harrison. Hashemzadah looked like he might have taken the win as the penultimate climber in the final, falling on the last move, until Harrison climbed next - and sent.
Harrison also took out the Victorian title.
2019 was 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, before many of them headed off to compete at Arco. Good luck with Olympic selection to the entire squad. Cliffhanger was also proud to host Sport Climbing Victoria's state lead titles in February 2019.
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.
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
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.
Friday night is pizza night. Free pizza!
Come along and make some new climbing friends and have some free pizza!
party or activity now!
You can book a group of 10 or more from just $20 per person for a 2-hour climb.
*We are closed now until April 13 in line with State Government measures to control Coronavirus. Updates on closures will be kept here. Keep an eye on our Cliffhanger Climbers Facebook page to keep up to date with home training tips*
Hours after April 13
Mon - Fri: 12 noon – 10 pm
Sat & Sun: 10 am – 7 pm
Open Anzac Day
School/group bookings : available from 8am any day.
The gym is available to be booked for special events, Saturday and Sunday evenings at $20 per head, minimum 50 people.
Phone: 03 9369 6400
Rear of Westgate Sports Centre
61 - 65 Dohertys Rd,
(beside Shell service centre on Dohertys Rd)