The UniSA Rock Climbing Club has been one of the largest climbing clubs in the state for more than 10 years! Proudly crowned as UniSA Sport's Club of the Year in 2013 & 2016, the club fosters a friendly and knowledgable community of climbers, and aims to further the climbing ability of all members with an emphasis on teamwork, safety & fun!
So whether you are an experienced climber or just beginning your climbing journey, the club provides a fantastic environment to meet awesome new people, develop new skills and have a tonne of fun!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
When does the club train?
The club trains/climbs every Tuesday evening from 5:30 - 8:30 at Pridham Hall (City West)
We also have discounts for other gyms around Adelaide - see below for days and pricing
How much do Pridham Hall sessions cost?
Pridham Hall sessions are FREE for financial club members!
I’m brand new at climbing, can I come and climb?
Yes!! New people are very welcome at the Pridham Hall sessions! Either buy a come and try pass or join the club to join! Then just come before 6pm on Tuesdays and we will run a safety course and teach you everything you need to know to climb!
I'm not a UniSA Student, can I still join?
Yes! Non-students are welcome to join! You'll need to purchase the UniSA Sport membership (an additional $25) and then you can join the club and climb with us!!
I’m new, what should I bring to a climbing session?
Just wear comfortable gym clothes and bring water! If you have climbing shoes or harnesses you can also bring those! If you don’t have climbing equipment, we have harnesses, shoes (in most sizes but not all) and chalk for you to use!
Where do you train?
We have a very loose ‘training’ schedule at the gyms all around Adelaide. Currently, our schedule is as follows:
These sessions are not mandatory and there may be club members there to climb with but our main climbing day (where we all climb together) is Tuesday’s at Pridham Hall.
Monday: Vertical Reality Climbing (Holden Hill)
Tuesday: Pridham Hall (UniSA City West)
Wednesday: Beyond Bouldering (Keswick)
Thursday: Adelaide Bouldering Club (Thebarton)
Discount is provided at each venue.
What discount is provided at each gym?
Vertical Reality Climbing offers members $12 entry on Monday’s. Beyond Bouldering offers club members $14 entry on Wednesday’s. Adelaide Bouldering Club offers $13 entry everyday as well as $65 monthly memberships. Sessions at Pridham Hall are always free for current club members!
Are trainings compulsory?
No. Club members are not required to attend any/all trainings. We encourage you to attend some of the sessions to see what you prefer and what fits in with your schedule.
How long does the membership last?
2019 UniSA Rock Climbing Club memberships expire 31/12/19. Get in quick to make the most of it!
I’m not very strong. Does this matter?
Of course not! Thats why climbing is such a great sport - it doesn’t matter how strong you are. You will get stronger quickly and learn great techniques to help you reach the top of your climbs!
Is there a trial option?
We have developed a come and try session. This is designed for people to have a go climbing with us at a Pridham Hall session. For $10 you can have once-off venue access, we will teach you how to belay, and provide any gear you might need! After that you can decide if you wish to join us again. If you’re unsure, get a come and try with a friend! This can be purchased on the UniSA Sport website.
The come and try sessions begin every Tuesday at Pridham Hall at 6pm.
Will I need to buy any gear or equipment?
We provide shoes, harnesses, chalk and ropes at each venue. Usually there is more than enough however, sometimes we run out of sizes so please understand that availability is limited. Usually people prefer to gradually buy their own gear if they really take a liking to the sport. You do not need to bring any rope/quickdraws/belay devices etc
Do you climb outdoors?
YES! We love taking climbers of all levels outdoor climbing! We run outdoor session approximately once per month! You just need to be a financial member and there’s no additional charge for outdoor sessions! They are perfect for beginners as we have all the equipment you need and have the climbs set up ready to go! We’ll show you all the safety you need to know and ensure you have a great outdoor experience!
Where should I look for updates?
Facebook is your best port of call for this! We will post events there, as well as updates on social events, club shirts, Pridham Hall sessions and many more things. Request to join the group today.
How Do I Sign Up?
If you're interested in joining the club, all you have to do is go to the Join & Renew button in the top-right of this page and follow the prompts to grab yourself a yearly membership for only $35. It's a once-off payment, we don't charge any additional fees or costs during the year and there is no commitment for future years (although we'd be pretty surprised if you didn't want to come back!)
For a limited time only, the club shirts can be purchased with a 2019 club membership for a discounted price. The shirts are normally $39.99 and the club membership is $35. We are offering both for $54.99 ($35 membership and $19.99 shirt).
Both men's and women's singlets are made of a semi-synthetic material with UltraDry moisture management, and the women's singlets have a skinnier, racer-style back while the men's singlets have a wider back. If you need help deciding what size singlet will fit best, make sure you refer to the Sizing Guide image.
When your shirt is ready, we will be in contact with you!
2019 UniSA Rock Climbing Club Membership
Please note: you must purchase a 2019 UniSA sport membership prior to this. This UniSA Sport membership is free for all UniSA students, or $25 for everyone else. You can sign up here: https://unisasport.edu.au/join
Why Join Us?
As well as being able to join a fun and passionate community of climbers, being a member of the UniSA Rock Climbing Club also gives you access to a whole range of benefits exclusive to club members, including:
- Free & club-exclusive weekly climbing sessions on the new climbing wall in Pridham Hall at the UniSA City West Campus
- Free monthly outdoor club climbing days with access to club gear including helmets, harnesses, shoes and ropes
- Discounted entry offers at Vertical Reality Climbing (VRC), Adelaide's Bouldering Club (ABC), and Beyond Bouldering
- Free use of club climbing gear at VRC, ABC, and Beyond Bouldering
- Access to club events including pub crawls, social events, and local/interstate climbing trips
- 20% discount on all climbing gear at Paddy Pallin & Scout Outdoor Centre
- 10% store wide discount at Scout Outdoor Centre
- and much, much more!
If you have any questions about the club, our trainings and events, or really anything at all, we'd love to hear from you! Contact us on one of the platforms below and we'll be more than happy to help!
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“When you ride your bike, you’re working your legs, but your mind is on a treadmill. When you play chess, your mind is clicking along, but your body is stagnating. Climbing brings it together in a beautiful, magical way. The adrenaline is flowing, and it’s flowing all the time.” – Pat Ament