Play Video

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
School Holidays &
Public Holidays








10am – 9pm
10am – 9pm
10am – 9pm
10am – 9pm
10am – 9pm
10am – 9pm
10am – 7pm
9am – 9pm

WHY ROCK CLIMBING ?

 When you start climbing, you will:

  • Work Out Your Whole Body
    Climbing a wall will work every muscle group in your body, and it’s also a fabulous cardiovascular workout. Climbers burn calories at a rate equivalent to high-intensity activities like spinning and resistance workouts. But unlike some other cardiovascular exercises, climbing integrates aerobic exercise with muscle building. That means you get a full-body workout every time you climb (and you won’t get bored while you’re doing it).
  • Build Strength
    Not surprisingly, it takes strength to climb straight up a vertical wall but climbing isn’t just about your arms, shoulders, and back. Yes, you’ll get a great upper body workout, but you also need core strength to keep yourself parallel to the wall. Experienced climbers also use their legs just as much as their arms as they ascend. Pushing up with your legs while pulling with your arms keeps you from tiring out too quickly and enables you to climb longer. 
  • Improve Balance and Coordination
    In addition to the benefits for your heart and muscles, climbing will also improve motor skills, balance and coordination. That’s because successfully navigating the various hand- and footholds on the wall requires meticulous eye-hand-foot coordination, balance, and stamina. You have to pay attention to your breathing and your core muscles (which are essential for balance) as well as watching where you came from, where you are, and where you’re going. Simply put, climbing is a total body exercise that increases power from your head to your toe.

Mental Benefits: How Climbing Feeds Your Brain

When you tackle a challenging new course (or revisit an old one), you’re working out your body and your brain at the same time. Here are just a few of the mental advantages you’ll enjoy:

  • Banish Boredom
    If you get bored out of your mind jogging around your block (or even worse, pounding it out on the treadmill), you’ll love the mental stimulation and challenge of climbing. Each time you climb, you’ll have to engage in problem-solving (just where are you going to put your foot next?) and mind-body connection. It’s also an ongoing competition with yourself as you aim to improve your performance. Climbing is fun and challenging. 
  • Reduce Symptoms of Depression
    The mental aspects of climbing, such as decision-making, planning, and focus, can improve overall mental function. Studies have shown that climbing reduces the symptoms of depression, improves coping skills, and reduces anxiety even more than other kinds of physical activity. Researchers speculate that climbers enjoy these benefits because climbing requires increased mental focus. Participants feel more in control of their outcomes as they work their way through the challenges of the climb.
  • Overcome Your Fear of Failure
    Worried about an upcoming project or test? Afraid you might make a fool of yourself in front of your peers or make a mistake in your career? Climbing can help with that. Everyone fears falling the first few times they tackle a wall, but sometimes it pays to just get it out of the way. Because you are in a safe environment, falling can be a learning experience rather than a catastrophic failure. As you overcome that fear, you’ll be willing to try new strategies, take risks, and challenge yourself.  

Rocksports was the first indoor climbing gym in Brisbane.

Since throwing open the doors in 1996, countless climbers have enjoyed the unique climbing experience we offer. 

We love our building, and the history it has.

Outdoor Activities

There’s no greater thrill than climbing in the outdoors.

Our qualified outdoor instructors are always eager to take climbers – new and old – out to some of Queensland’s best climbing destinations.

Follow the links to the right to learn more about lead climbs and outdoor climbing with Rocksports.

Learn to Lead Climb

Lead climbing is a more challenging form of climbing that will open up a whole new world of possibilities of adventure.

Kangaroo Point Climbing

Kangaroo Point is a popular local cliff that has a range of routes, starting with very easy climbs, all the way through to expert routes.

Mt Ngungun Day Trip

Part of the Glasshouse Mountains Range, Mt Ngungun is located on the Sunshine Coast around 45 minutes drive from Brisbane.

Guided Abseil Session

A fully guided 90 minute climbing session at Kangaroo Point. Get outdoors and enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of abseiling.

WE OFFER A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES WITHIN OUR INDOOR CLIMBING GYM.

INDOOR CLIMBING

JUNIORS

FITNESS

BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND PRIVATE HIRE