TERM 2 , 2018 commences week starting:

Tuesday 1st May 2018

(Mid term enrollments accepted)

The Program

Now in its 16th year at Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, the Stone Monkeys program is proud to continue its delivery of quality rock climbing instruction to Sydney’s youth. Providing a fantastic introduction to indoor rock climbing, students learn all the fundamental climbing techniques and skills necessary to help fast track their climbing development.
Each session is designed to incorporate technique development, practical application of skills along with climbing specific games and activities; all aimed at helping release the ape within every Stone Monkeys student.

Stone Monkeys groups

For new climbers, the program operates within 3 age specific groups, aiming to ensure that students not only climb with others of a similar ability but that they also have a great time with their new friends.

For existing students aged 10 – 18 years there is the opportunity to join the Stone Monkeys Training Troop. This operates on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 4.30 – 6.30pm.  The training troop is designed to enhance students bouldering and lead climbing skills while also improving students physical conditioning through a tailored training program.

Stone Monkeys is also active in its support of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. The Award which operates in 100 countries worldwide is a self –development program for young people 14 years and older. Further information can be provided on request.

Age specific classes: mid week

• 5 – 9 yrs: The Spider Monkeys (*parental attendance req’d (TUESDAY &/OR THURSDAY)
• 10- 11 yrs: The Apes (TUESDAY &/OR THURSDAY)
• 12 – 18 yrs: The Gorrilaz  (WEDNESDAY &/OR FRIDAY)
*Parental Involvement: (Spider Monkeys group only)

For students aged under 10 years, parents/guardians are required to attend all mid week Stone Monkeys classes for the duration of the session. This is to assist with belaying (holding the ropes) and is a great way to witness the highs and achievements of your little monkey

Saturday morning program: 9.30 – 11.30 a.m

Not able to make it in after school?

Stone Monkeys also operates a weekend program on Saturday mornings.

Catering for students 5-9 years old there is no parental attendance required with instructors looking after all belaying responsibilities leaving you free to get your weekend shopping or to go grab a coffee up in Newtown or Marrickville.

Class sizes are limited due to the low student: instructor ratio


Stone Monkeys operates five days per week. Students are welcome to enroll in one day or for greater development each group is given the opportunity to train on two separate days at a discounted rate.

Session Times: (Enroll in 1 or 2 sessions per week)

  • Tuesday and/or Thursday classes: 4.30 -6.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday and/or Friday (TRAINING TROOP): 4.30 – 6.30 p.m
  • Saturday: 9.30 am – 11.30 am


Does your child love to climb but you’d like to try the program out first before committing to the term?

Come in for a no obligations free trial session and let them decide for themselves.

*This offer is open to first time Stone Monkeys students only and is only available for mid week sessions.

** Students interested in the weekend program may attend one class at $25 prior to committing to the remainder of the term upon request. Please contact Andrew on 0423 725 971 or email andrew@sydneyrockclimbing.com

Term 1, 2018 Costs

  • TUESDAY (10 weeks)  – $250
  • THURSDAY (10 weeks) – $250
  • WEDNESDAY (10 weeks) – $250
  • FRIDAY (10 weeks) – $250
  • SATURDAY: (10 weeks) – $250

Late starter midweek enrollmentsRequires upfront payment for remainder of weeks in the term (i.e.$25[Tues/ Thurs]  or $25 [ Wed/ Fri/Sat/Sun] x remaining weeks).

Prices are based on $25 per session for one visit per week plus additional $20.50 (Wed/Fri) for twice weekly participation.

All enrollments require financial commitment from the starting week till the end of the state school’s term calendar.

Gradings and Assessment

Student’s skills and improvements are also tested at the end of each term through the grading and merit program. This program utilises the gyms grading standard representing the climbs difficulty level in conjunction with skills acquisition and physical conditioning components to keep students motivated and improving in their climbing and fitness levels.

The Venue

Stone Monkeys students train from one of Australia’s largest and premier climbing facilities, Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym. Home of the 2008 World Youth Championships, SICG’s walls offer the biggest and best variety of climbing in the country.
New climbs and challenges are set weekly by a dedicated and talented crew of route setters, jointly headed by Australia’s only qualified International World Cup route setter.


Stone Monkeys instructors are all passionate climbers dedicated to passing on their skills to your kids. All have passed working with children screening checks and operate to the highest level of safety codes.
Headed by a qualified school teacher and climbing instructor of 14 years experience, your child will learn the art of rock climbing in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Private lesson with a Stone Monkeys Instructors

For students looking to take their climbing to the next level, Stone Monkeys now offers private lessons with their favourite instructor.  One on one instruction is a great way to accelerate new skills development, work on weaknesses while honing strengths.

Lessons are available for the available length of time. Rates are per person/ per hour.


1 hour: $50

90 mins: $70

2 hours: $80

Cost includes: entry, gear hire if required and personalised instruction.

Registration and payment for this service will be made exclusively at sydneyrockclimbing.com. Click here to register and make a secure online payment.

First time visitors to Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym

If this is your child’s first time to SICG (including birthday parties)  you are required to complete the SICG waiver form and return completed upon their first session.  A $4 SICG joining is also required at this time.

What’s Included:

• Entry into Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym
• Complete equipment rental – harness, shoes and chalk bag
• Climbing instruction
• Instructor belaying (Saturday open class only)
• Grading assessments
• 10%  discount on equipment from gear shop

What to wear and bring

• Light comfortable clothing
• Thin socks
• Drink and snack


“I have two primary school boys that started indoor rock climbing with the Stone Monkeys program two years ago.

They love it so much they now climb with the Monkeys twice a week and bring 4 friends along too.

All of the kids get huge benefits from rock climbing –  their physical strength, balance and flexibility continues to amaze me and their problem solving skills are developed as they work out how to approach a climb and also in the games and activities the instructors give them.

Andrew and his team should be congratulated for creating an atmosphere where kids can learn valuable skills while they strive for personal goals (and have a lot fun at the same time).

Stone Monkeys gives my kids a real sense of achievement, it’s obvious they really enjoy it. We try to never miss a week!

Pepe Newton (parent and driver of 6! Stone Monkeys).


Stone Monkeys places are limited
To reserve your spot and register: Click here


After registering your child you will be directed to Paypal to complete your secure online payment, (see above).

Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym (location)

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

Contact Information

Further enquiries and information, contact Andrew: 0423 725 971

Email: andrew@sydneyrockclimbing.com