At The Hangout we have a wide range of graded climbs to accommodate (and challenge) all levels of experience, right from the beginner and through to the expert. With 37 different Top Ropes, we offer over 100 different, regularly changed and graded climbs. For the more experienced we offer the largest lead roof available in WA.
With routes set by the states only national competition qualified route setter and along with our sensational bouldering area for those who want to get strong or work on their technique.
Every day we assist people to discover the excitement and fun of Indoor Rock Climbing for the first time. We ensure that we always have very easy climbing routes available to satisfy children and beginners.
One of our friendly staff will guide you through a free detailed safety induction the first time you climb with us …or again in the future if you wish to refresh your safety skills. Our top ropes are equipped with slow-go pulleys, double clip ins, assisted braking devices (GRIGRIs) and climbing gym specific rope to give you the best combination of safety features available. Your safety and enjoyment are very important to us, so we encourage you to ask us for further instruction if you ever feel at all unsure of how to use our safety equipment.
It is important to wear suitable clothing so that you can get the most out of your time climbing. You will need to wear a harness (provided by us), so you should choose to wear either shorts or pants. Unfortunately skirts and dresses just don’t work with harnesses. Clothing made from flexible fabric works well. Most people dress in similar clothing to what they would wear to a fitness gym. We hire out climbing specific shoes for that added advantage, or you are welcome to wear your joggers or any other covered shoes that have a flat sole.
You will need to come with at least one other person if you wish to climb using our top ropes (the most common type of indoor rock climbing). If the person who comes with you chooses to be your belayer (the person who hold the safety rope), but chooses not to climb themselves they will still need to wear a harness (provided for free), read and sign a disclaimer, and undertake a safety induction provided by our staff.
Most beginner climbers prefer to Top Rope, but if you don’t have someone else to climb with you can try Bouldering. This is unroped climbing at lower heights. Bouldering is increasing in popularity around the world and has now become it’s own stand alone sport. The Hangout also offers Lead Climbing, but this is a more skilled type of climbing that can only be undertaken by advanced climbers who have the appropriate skill, knowledge and equipment.