Before my Melbourne trip, I wanted to climb outdoors. Wei Chen showed me couple of his Mount Arapiles outdoor bouldering pictures and it looked pretty good!
Unfortunately, it was summer time hence it is quite dangerous. A bush fire might happen while we are there. Therefore, we decided to climb indoors instead. My friends brought me to Lactic Factory, a bouldering gym not too far from the city centre. I was there 2 times in a week!
The gym consists of two floors. Each floor has a bouldering wall. The second floor wall has a roof.
The gym also has a very nice lounge with loads of book regarding climbing.
The entrance fee is about AU$13 per entry. First timers are required to sign a disclaimer form (as usual).
Routes are pre-set by the owner and changed from time to time. Dont need to crack your head to set your own routes.
View from 2nd floor
The climb was awesome as they had plenty of routes to try. Most of them power moves. Tire my muscles quite quickly.
Most of my friends were pretty good climbers. Some of them climb 3 times a week. They said there’s nothing much to do in Melbourne hence they climb 3 times a week. Fortunately, fatty Gavin Tan was around and hence I didn’t qualify as the worst climber wahahahha
The only drawback about this place is the toilet. It doesn’t have a place to wash your feet. I had to do some yoga moves to get my feet up into the basin.
1 Studley St
Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia
Tel: (03) 9416 2508
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