Climbing Classes


We offer a number of courses throughout the year to enable you to achieve more with your climbing whether you want to gain more confidence or a few extra grades.

Technique Tuesday's

Technique Tuesday sessions are opportunities for new (or existing) customers to have some individualised assistance from one of our coaches. Maximum class size is 8 people allowing for plenty of attention and question time. These classes will give you the confidence to rock up (pun intended) and climb whenever you like with whoever you like. Spaces limited, bookings required!

Beginners will learn basic feet and hand techniques, body movement and top rope safety. The first 20-30 minutes of the beginner class will be dedicated to teaching a specific climbing skill, followed by practice time and the opportunity to get coaching on specific moves that have been particularly challenging in other sessions.

*The pre-requisite for the beginner class is having gone through our belay induction. If this is your first time climbing on ropes at Hot Rock, please arrive at 5.30pm in order to complete the belay induction before class starts.

Beginners Class: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

During this class, advanced climbers have the opportunity to be coached through specific moves they have been struggling on. Climbers are encouraged to arrive early to warm-up and re-visit moves, routes or problems that have given them some trouble so that they can be ready to show or tell the coach what they would like help with at 7pm.

Advanced Class: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

First Steps - Beginners Climbing Course

This is our first real climbing course for people wanting to take their climbing a little more seriously. We encourage people to have at least climbed once or twice before to know they actually enjoy the experience. Over 4 classes you will gain awesome new climbing skills including, reading a route, principles of hand movement and grip, foot work and body movement techniques, how to get the most out of your climbing shoes, safety rope work and much more.


Group of 2 climbers price is $300 (4×90 minute classes).

Group of 4 climbers price is $500 (4×90 minute classes).

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Crux Skills - Intermediate Climbing Course

Crux Skills is for regular climbers or those with previous experience looking to learn more technical skills to advance their climbing grades or build strength. We encourage participants on this course to have already completed the First Steps course or a Rock Monkeys Term and should be comfortable climbing most Hot Rock Grade 3 climbs.


Group of 2 climbers price is $300 (4×90 minute classes).

Group of 4 climbers price is $500 (4×90 minute classes).

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Would you like to learn rock climbing from one of Australia’s leading competitive climbing coaches?
Book a session with one of our coaches today!

Kim is the Australian Sport Climbing Team’s Lead Coach, and Head Coach of the Hot Rock Youth Climbing Program. She fell in love with the sport of rock climbing in 1991 at a local crag in her hometown in Canada. Kim is a very technical climber and enjoys sharing the secrets of climbing movement with others. She has over 20 years experience coaching people of all ages and loves seeing people achieve goals they didn’t realise were possible. Biggest pet peeve: Beginner climbers being convinced to buy shoes that are too small for them – properly fitted climbing shoes should be snug, but NOT painful.

Glen has been coaching at Hot Rock for several years, and is passionate about all types of climbing. He has several first ascents to his name in Townsville’s local crags, loves cats, and has also worked as a climbing guide for PACI.

Ryan is a laid back, adventurous guy with a ton of climbing experience. From the USA, he has climbed in over 8 countries around the world.  Started out on multi-pitch trad climbing- he now crushes boulders with his spare time.  Always keen for a chat and a coke!

Terms and Conditions. Classes paid for online are 100% refundable up until 48 hours before the specified class time, after this time no refund will be processed. If you need to cancel please do so online through the Mind Body site, APP or contact us in store to remove your booking and process your refund.


Groups & Parties

Youth Programs


Hot Rock Class Updates

Although we are open, we are not yet running at pre-COVID capacity. Some of our classes remain suspended while we manage our COVID Safe Plan for climbing and balance the cost of running a full class schedule again.

Youth Classes – School Holiday classes are available to book & Term 1 Rock Monkey enrolment will be open soon!

Technique Tuesdays & Footwork Fridays – will resumed on 12th January 2021 (Tuesdays & Fridays)

ClimbFit – will resume on 11th January 2021 (Mondays & Thursdays)

Aerial Silks – Drop-in classes will resume on 18th January 2021 (Mondays & Wednesdays 6-7pm – must have completed beginner course) and the first Beginner Silks course of 2021 starts on the 1st February!

Bookings are required for all classes to secure your spot. Regular climbing sessions no longer require pre-bookings.

COVID-19 Update

Bookings for general climbing sessions are not required!

We thank everyone in advance for cooperating with our COVID Safe Policies and Procedures. The health and well-being of our customers and staff are important to us, and we are working diligently to ensure the gym remains a safe space for our community to enjoy! Please stay home if you are feeling unwell, and note that powdered chalk is allowed in chalk ball form if contained in a bag (liquid chalk is ok too). Walking around in bare feet is not allowed, so remember to bring appropriate footwear to slip on between climbs if required.

Come in for a climb at any time during our regular scheduled business hours – bookings not required!

Bookings are only required for scheduled Classes & Members Only Morning Sessions. 😃

For any other questions, check out our FAQ’s or Contact Us page.