Offering personalised service in all aspects of indoor climbing from beginner to seasoned gym junkie, BODYROCK climbing instruction is a great way to fast track your climbing performance. Located out of Australia’s premier climbing facility, Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, develop your climbing skills in any facet of indoor climbing.

Lead Climbing Instruction

Looking to take your climbing to the next level?

Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym has the biggest and the best range of leading routes in the country.  Learn how to climb on the sharp end of the rope safely and enjoy the excitement found with lead climbing.

There are 3 lead climbing courses to choose from.

1)    Fundamentals

2)    Standard

3)    Extension

Fundamentals Lead Course ($99)

Running through all the essential basics to get you leading safely in a gym environment, the Fundamentals Lead Course is a good introduction for aspiring lead climbers looking to take their climbing to the next level.

Standard Lead Course ($120)

The Standard Lead Course runs through all the skills taught in the Basic Lead Course plus extends climbers knowledge and skills base by introducing how to safely and correctly use the Petzl Gri Gri 2.

Widely considered as the benchmark for belaying safety, knowing how to use this auto locking belay device correctly and efficiently provides peace of mind to belayer and climber and is a must for all climbers looking to expand their climbing knowledge and abilities.

Extension Lead Course ($150)

The Extension Lead Course includes instruction in all components of the previous 2 courses as well as individual coaching of more advanced lead climbing skills.

This comprehensive course not only ensures you know how to lead climb and belay safely but also more efficiently and effectively.

A great way to fast track your improvement as a lead climber!

Core skills taught and assessed in each course include:

  • Ropes and knots
  • Dynamic lead belaying techniques
  • Route Identification
  • How to clip
  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • Floor anchoring
  • Spotting
  • How to fall safely
  • Body positioning
  • Safety calls
  • Rope management

Times & course structure.

All courses operate on a Saturday morning starting at 9am.

Note: the Standard and Advance Lead Courses are held on the same day and are a continuation of the Basic Lead Course.

  • Fundamentals Lead Course – $99 ( approx. 3 ½ hrs) 9 am -12.30pm.
  • Standard Lead Course – $120 (approx. 4 ½ hrs) 9am  – 1.30p.m
  • Extension Lead Course – $150 ( approx 6  hours) 9am – 3.30pm (includes 30 minute lunch break)

Private Instruction

If you already have your lead pass but would like to refresh or update your skills, see below for more information on Technique and Coaching Instruction.

What’s included?

Gym entry, all ropes, belay devices and hardware.  Bring along your own belay device and rope to check its suitability.

All participants of the lead climbing course who satisfy SICG’s lead climbing assessment qualify for a lead climbing pass and are eligible for a 10% discount on any lead climbing equipment from the gear shop.

Course registration and payment

Click here to check our calendar for availability and to make a booking and secure online payment.

*Climbers should ideally be able to climb at a sustained level on a minimum Grade 17 level climb.

Private technique and coaching instruction

Whether you are just starting out and want to learn how to climb or have now reached a plateau in your climbing, employing the services of a professional climbing instructor will help you realize your goals faster.

Incorporate sessions into your own training regime; work on specific aspects of your climbing

  • Get your climbing off to a head start, learn all of the climbing techniques from basic to advanced
  • Establish good climbing habits
  • Develop balance, control and power
  • Bouldering skills and tactics
  • Program development
  • Send your projects faster


1 person: $60 p/h

2 people: $45 ea p/h

3 people: $35 ea p/h

4 + people: $30 ea p/h

Note: Price does not include entry or gear hire.

Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym (location)

Unit 4C, 1-7 Unwins Bridge Rd
St Peters, NSW 2044

Contact Information

Further enquiries and information, contact Andrew
Mobile: 0423 725 971