In 2014 we started running Melbourne's first dedicated bouldering gym, The Lactic Factory, in Abbotsford. And people seemed to like what we did; the route setting, the tunes, the plants. It wasn't long before it became apparent we were going to need a bigger space to accommodate the masses of Melbourne boulderers that would regularly descend on our little gym to crimp, squeeze and squeal their way to the top of our walls. This new space is Northside Boulders.
We designed Northside to allow everyone to develop their climbing, whether you've never pulled on a wall before or climbed every day of your life. Our walls are up to 4.5 metres high and are angled from lightly inclined slabs to horizontal roofs. We also have an ever expanding range of training equipment and plenty of space for maxing and relaxing.
We hope you enjoy.
As the name suggests, we are located on the north side of the river in the heart of Brunswick.
Take the Upfield line to Brunswick station and Northside Boulders is only a couple of minutes walk from there.
Take tram number 19 and hop off at stop 23 on the corner of Victoria Street and Sydney Road. Our building is approximately 5 minutes walking distance from that corner.
Take bus number 508 (Alphington/Moonee Ponds via Northcote and Brunswick). Get off at the corner of Victoria Street and Sydney Road. We're approximately 5 minutes walk away from Sydney road. Northside Boulders will be on your right across from the Victoria Hotel.
Brunswick is a bicycle-friendly area. Upfield bike path runs along the Upfield train track. We have plenty of bike parking out front and there's no shortage of on street parking too. Bikes are rad-i-cal.
The Eastern freeway and City Link are only 15 minute to 3 hour drive from our location (depending on traffic). There are a few carparks around as well plenty of on-street parking spots.
Casual $16 / Concession $14 / Under 15 $11 /
Shoe Hire $4.50 (Casual visitor)
Shoe Hire $3.00 (Full-priced membership & 10x pass holder)
Chalk Bag Hire $2.00
Metolius Magnum Pad $20 per day – view here
Metolius Recon Pad $15 per day – view here
Metolius Session Pad $10 per day – view here
NORTHSIDE BOULDERS MEMBERSHIPS
Full $130 / Concession $110 / Under 15 $100
Full $100 / Concession $90 / Under 15 $80
Full $270 / Concession $240 / Under 15 $180
Full $500 / Concession $440 / Under 15 $320
Full $920 / Concession $800 / Under 15 $560
(LACTIC FACTORY + NORTHSIDE BOULDERS)
Full $120 / Concession $105 / Under 15 $90
Full $320 / Concession $280 / Under 15 $210
Full $585 / Concession $505 / Under 15 $355
Full $1100 / Concession $950 / Under 15 $630
Memberships and 10 passes do not include gear hire
Memberships and 10 passes are not refundable or transferable
Memberships cannot be suspended retroactively, meaning notification of the suspension must be given before the period of suspension
10x Passes expire after six months
A One Month Membership can be suspended once for a minimum period of one week and a maximum period of four weeks
A Three Month Membership can be suspended twice for a minimum period of one week and a maximum period of four weeks per suspension
A Six Month Membership can be suspended three times for a minimum period of one week and a maximum period of four weeks per suspension
A Twelve Month Membership can be suspended four times for a minimum period of one week and a maximum period of four weeks per suspension
We're happy to bend, break or ignore the above conditions in exceptional, unusual or special circumstances. If you have such a request, we would suggest being polite, so we would be more likely to accede to your request
All visitors must read & sign our waiver form
before they can enter our facilities.
UNDER 18? Minors must have their waiver signed by a legal guardian on their behalf.
DOWNLOAD NEW CUSTOMER WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM HERE