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Blue Mountains: Women's 2-Day Beginner's Rock Climbing Course

Blue Mountains: Women's 2-Day Beginner's Rock Climbing Course - 2&3 March // $395

This 2-day course delivered by the Australian School of Mountaineering is the best known and most widely attended, 2-day entry level climbing course in Australia!

This is for ANY woman who has never climbed before, or who has climbed indoors and is ready to get her hands on real rock!


This course will teach you the necessary skills required to:

  • Select, fit and use climbing equipment

  • Tie the essential knots for climbing

  • Set up a belay anchor

  • Safely belay your climbing partner with correct "5 step" technique

  • Communicate clearly with your climbing partner

  • Safely lower your climbing partner off rock climbs

  • Use hand & footholds efficiently

  • Move your body to maximise upward progression

  • Abseil (for those who have not previously Abseiled)

  • Plus much more!

How the weekend goes:

At 8.45am on both days, we meet at the Australian School of Mountaineering Office inside The Paddy Pallin Adventure Centre, 166 Katoomba Street, Katoomba (2-minute walk from Katoomba train station).

Throughout the first day your instructors will accompany you on a special selection of graduated climbs. Our focus is to get you on the rock and progress from easy to more challenging climbs. We utilise many climbs and have something for all skill levels!

The second day of the course is devoted solely to the simple joys of climbing, with your instructor aiming to take you on as many varied climbs as possible. The object will be to learn and develop your skills and techniques as you climb!

We'll finish up both days at 4pm.

Getting There:

If you are travelling from Sydney to Katoomba, allow 2 hours by train or 1.5 hours by car.

The Australian School of Mountaineering Office is inside The Paddy Pallin Adventure Centre:
166 Katoomba Street

It is a 2-minute walk from the train station.

What's Included: 

  • An exciting introduction to rock climbing amongst a class of likeminded women :) you'll be making plenty new friends to keep on advancing your climbing skills with!

  • Lunch - when you book, we will ask you for your dietary requirements

  • ASM's Nationally Qualified & Highly Experienced Guides

  • All technical equipment is provided by ASM - harnesses, helmets and ropes etc. If you have your own specialist equipment such as climbing shoes & wish to use them, then feel free to bring it them along.

  • Please note that transport and accommodation are NOT included

Clothing & Footwear:

We'll send you an information sheet detailing specific clothing and dress requirements but don't worry, it won't be anything you don't already have! All specialist equipment will be provided by ASM.


Sometimes prolonged wet weather may require postponing this trip but remember the weather in the mountains can be very different to that in Sydney!

If you have any concerns about the day, feel free to ring the ASM office on 4782 2014. 

Cancellation Policy

In the event of bad weather, we will aim to re-organise the event, if you're unable to make the new date it we will offer you a full refund.

No refund on tickets on cancelations 7 days out from the event.

No Show: If you fail to show up on the day of your activity or course, you forfeit your full course fee.

And that's it!

We started She Went Wild with the aim to empower and enable women to gain their footing in the outdoors and kickstart a lifetime of adventure and so if you have been wanting to try rock climbing, we hope you to see you on this Women's Introduction to Rock Climbing :)

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