Outdoor Climbing Come-and-Try at Wickerslack

Trip type: 
~$5 for fuel + $10 for gear hire
Start date: 
Saturday, 7 August 2021 - 9:30am

Welcome new members to the ANUMC!

If you've been waiting for a chance to give outdoor climbing a go, wait no longer! This Saturday we will be going to Wickerslack Crag-  just outside Queanbeyan and the perfect place for beginner Canberra climbers to be 'shown the ropes'.

Your trip leaders are Ashley and Katie, and we'll be setting up some top ropes, teaching the fundamentals of outdoor climbing, then getting you off the ground!

Since we'd rather have you spend more time climbing than learning how to belay from scratch, spots will be filled giving preference to those who already have a belay pass. If you don't have one yet, Ashley and I will be running a belay course on Wednesday at 5:15pm so please sign up.

The Plan:

We will meet out the front of ANU Sport at 9:30am, and try to depart as soon as possible to get to the Crag parking at approx 10:00. There is a 15 minute walk to Wickerslack after which we will spend the day climbing. We will aim to be packed and ready to leave at 3:45pm to get back to ANU Sport by roughly 4:30pm. If people are tired/finished before this we can pack up and leave earlier :)


We will have a pre-trip meeting to help you hire any gear you need on Thursday at 5:30pm. The meeting will be at the gear store in ANU Sport. You will need:

  • harness
  • climbing shoes
  • climbing helmet

If you have all the above gear already, you aren't required to attend the pre-trip meeting but please indicate that you have your all own gear in the Additional Information section of your registration so we don't wonder where you are on Thursday. 

Additional things to bring:

  • Water
  • Food for lunch and snacks
  • Plenty of warm layers (beanie, scarf, gloves, etc)
  • Hat + Sunscreen
  • Climbing Chalk (if you have any)

Sign up:

To register, log in to this website, select the trip, fill in your details and click Create Registration at the bottom of the page. If you do not have a login click the Create A New Account link to create an account. Then register for the activity.

Important Note 1: Please include any climbing experience you may have in the 'Additional Information' box. While no experience is necessary for this trip, failing to include this information may affect your ability to attend.

Important Note 2: In the case of bad weather the trip could potentially be cancelled as late as the morning of the trip or alternatively another date for the trip will be arranged.

In line with our Covid-safe policy: do not attend if you're feeling unwell, have flu-like symptoms, have travelled internationally or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or your health is considered high risk. Please indicate whether or not you have the Covid-safe app.


Intended plan: 
Leave ANU Sport at 9:30am, Arrive at Wickerslack Crag at 10:00 - 10:15am, Leave Crag at 3:45pm, Arrive at ANU Sport 4:30pm
Departure and intended return times: 
Local knowledge: 
Ashley has led several trips here, and is supporting Katie for her first lead. Katie has been to Wickerslack before and has been on multiple outdoor climbing trips.
2 slots left.