The Central Coast Leagues Club is where you will find the Coast’s newest attraction, Clip ‘n Climb. Opened in November 2015, Clip ‘n Climb offers locals and visitors to the region a unique indoor climbing experience.
Great for rainy days, hot summer days or just when you want to stretch your body and get active. It is refreshing to have an experience such as this available on the Central Coast for both kids and adults alike.
A new alternative to the old indoor favourites like bowling or catching a movie. Clip’n Climb will leave you wanting more and the kids begging to come back.
We road tested clip ‘n climb with our Central Coast Weekender kids, aged 6 and 8 and they had a blast. Next time we will have to harness up and try it out too.
What to expect
On arrival each climber is asked to complete a waiver, however this needs to be completed only once and then for future climbs your details can be retrieved from the database. This is a great idea and a wonderful time saver.
Next up, the Clip n’Climb attendant will fit you with climbing harness (included in your session cost), followed by a safety briefing.
Each climber must listen to a safety briefing prior to entering the arena. This ensures that participants know how to operate the auto belay system used in the gym and to make sure safe climbing practices are observed.
Climbing has never been easier due to the automatic belay devices used here. As you climb each wall the belay device takes in the slack of the rope and then when you reach the top of the wall or decide you don’t want to go any higher you lean back into your harness and are gently lowered to the ground. We did find the belay system easy to use, but our 6 year old children did require assistance to manipulate the carabiners. The staff in attendance were very helpful and were more than willing to assist them if we were not directly near by.
There is 28 different walls to experience in the Clip ‘n Climb arena. Each one offers a different take on the traditional climbing wall, with bright colours and shapes, see-through walls to race against each other or a timer to see how fast you are.
Once you have mastered the wall using all the hand holds, you can challenge yourself by following the suggestions at each wall to increase the difficulty level, making it harder to reach the top! This provides an opportunity to improve your skill at each visit.
To amp up your experience, why not try the Sky Fall Slide. Don a special suit and helmet, hold on tight to the bar as you are hoisted to the top of the slide then let go, and fly down the slide! We observed some keen climbers trying this out and it is one for the daredevils out there!
Alternatively you could test out the Leap of Faith; harness up, climb the rungs on the pole then take a giant leap reaching for the hanging rung. Can you make it?
Open seven days per week, there are several session times each day which are preset in advance for the month. You can check out the current sessions on Facebook or call on 0243259879.
Bookings are available and Central Coast Weekender recommends doing this particularly for weekends and school holidays as there is a maximum number of climbers per session and you wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun.
We would recommend arriving 10 – 15 minutes before the session time, to ensure sufficient time to complete your waiver and fit your harness prior to the safety briefing.
- $17 per person for a 1 hour session
- $61.20 for a family of four, $10 each additional member
- No concessions are available
- Leap of Faith and Sky Fall Slide are an additional $5 per use.
- Shoe hire is available for $5 or you can use your own shoes. Our kids managed okay wearing their own sneakers.
If you are looking for a unique birthday experience, Clip ‘n Climb does offer birthday parties. Speak with their team for more details.
The climbing experience is for adults and children 6 years old and above, as there is a level of understanding required from the climber to ensure safe climbing practices . There is a fenced area beside the climbing arena where you can observe the action and this would be a suitable spot for younger kids to wait (perhaps with some electronic device distractions!) whilst older siblings enjoy the climb.
Clip ‘n Climb is located on level 1 of Central Coast Leagues Club, enter via the main entrance on Dane street. Membership of the club is not required to visit.
Parking is available in surrounding streets or find a parking spot in the multi level carpark beside the club. Or if you prefer to utilise public transport, Gosford train station and bus interchange are within walking distance.
Have you ever tried indoor rock climbing before? Would you take the Leap of Faith or Sky Fall Slide?
What other indoor attractions should we check out on the Central Coast?