Bouldering in Canberra: 2023 Guide

Looking for the best places to go Bouldering in Canberra? Canberra has a couple of great locations to go indoor bouldering.

Where to Go Indoor Bouldering in Canberrra

Canberra has a couple of locations to go Bouldering including a dedicated bouldering Gym. As bouldering continues to become more and more popular I’m sure we’ll see new locations open up in the future.


Blochaus is Canberra’s dedicated indoor Bouldering Gym. Located in the Dairy Road precinct in Fyshwick, Blochaus has 850 square meters of Bouldering. There are also dedicated facilities for kids and functional training equipment and a cafe.

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Blochaus cleans and resets two sections each week, there will always be new challenges to keep things interesting.

Blochaus also runs classes for different levels. Perfect if you’re just getting started with Bouldering or looking to improve on your skillset.

If you’re looking for the best place to go Bouldering in Canberra, then Blochaus is the place to go.

Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing

Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing has two locations, one in Hume and one in Mitchell. Both locations have a dedicated Bouldering Cave and you can also Boulder around the main walls.

What is Bouldering

Bouldering is a form of free climbing where your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering problems. It requires strength, balance, technique and problem solving skills.

Bouldering climbs are high enough to be exciting but not so high that they are scary. Safety mats are used, so the risk of falling can be managed and there are no ropes, so you can concentrate on climbing and not managing equipment. You don’t need any special equipment apart from climbing shoes. You can hire a pair at Blochaus if you’re just looking to try it out. You also don’t need a partner, like regular roped rock climbing. But Bouldering is incredibly social so don’t be surprised if you end up making new friends!

Bouldering is a great workout. It uses muscles from all over the body including core strength. It’s a great way to keep fit and have fun at the same time. It’s also a great workout for the mind as you’ll be constantly solving problems and coming up with routes.

If you’re completely new to Bouldering you can take a Beginners course at Blochaus in Fyshwick. You’ll learn the basics as well as how to safely fall.


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