The Lactic Factory is the first and oldest Melbourne’s bouldering gym in Abbotsford.
The Lactic Factory is Melbourne's first bouldering gym. A lot of us discovered our love of bouldering at the Lactic Factory, so it holds a special place in our hearts. For over 10 years it’s been serving up fresh climbs for beginners and crushers alike.
Think caves, low overhangs & giant rocks. Indoors this equates to 3.8m high walls of all angles, with nice soft mats to fall on. We've got something for everyone. Whether you prefer a gentle 10 degree overhang or an effectively upside down 60 degree overhang, we've got you covered. We also have a spot to relax while you're not climbing, some food and drink to keep you going, some basic climbing gear to buy, hire shoes, toilets, some cool old speakers pumping out jams, campus board, roman rings, weights, room to stretch and ... plants.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take the South Morang line to Victoria Park station and The Lactic Factory is only 5 minutes walk from there.
Take tram number 86 or 12 or 109. However, it may take up to 20 minutes to walk from any of the tram stops to The Lactic Factory.
You can take direct bus from St Kilda, Richmond, Clifton Hill and Melbourne CBD to The Lactic Factory. There is a bus stop on Hoddle street and it's approximately 50m from the gym
The Lactic Factory is approximately 4km from Melbourne CBD. Eastern Freeway is the closest highway to our location. There are plenty carparks around the building and on-street parking spots.
Main Yarra Trail is the closest bike path. In addition, there are many bike lanes on the main roads lead to The Lactic Factory. You can park your bike inside the building.