Whilst there is plenty of climbing close to Perth, some of the best crags in WA are found in the south west/Margarer River region and the south coast/Albany region. There are many more great places to climb such as Kalbarri, West Cape Howe, Peak Charles and the Stirling Ranges.

Restricted Areas

In the state of Western Australia, national parks and reserves are managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) according to management plans.  These plans often refer to all climbers being required to abide by the CAWA Code of Bolting and New Route Development and by the CAWA Code of Conduct. DEC in general consider these codes to […]


There are five current WA guidebooks available to the public: Perth Rock Climbing Guide, 2nd ed. (Nov 2010, CAWA) Perth’s most comprehensive rock climbing guide, with 37 areas and 970 climbs covering every climbing route within 2 hours’ drive from Perth, plus Eaglestone Rock near Merredin. On sale now at Rockface, The Hangout, PWR Urban Ascent, City Summit,  Mainpeak (Cottesloe, […]


If you have written a guide to a crag in WA and would like to share it with other climbers, please send it to Climbing Mini-guides Angwin Peak by Ross Weiter, March 2018  NEW!!! Barnett Peak by Ross Weiter, December 2003. Cape Le Grand Climbing Guide by Ross Weiter, April 2014. Lost Buttress by Krish Seewraj, May […]


Here is some basic information about WA indoor climbing gyms. Rockface 63b John Street, Northbridge 6003 Ph: (08) 9328 5998 CAWA member – $14, $10 for “CAWA gym crash nights” General admission – $20 adult, $17 concession, $14 bouldering only, $12 bouldering only concession Gear for sale – 10% discount off full priced items for […]


There are many outdoor and climbing shops in WA that stock gear and guidebooks. Below is a list of the applicable discounts from retailers (in-store and online) for CAWA members. Please note that discount only applies to full price merchandise and not in addition to any existing discounts. Mainpeak 10% discount via Mainpeak Club membership […]


Several businesses in Perth and the South West offer climbing instruction. CAWA is aware of the following companies: Adventure Out (08) 9472 3919 Victoria Park Outdoor Discoveries (08) 9757 7282, Mobile: 0407 084 945 Margaret River Shaw Horizons Mobile: 0427 008 384 Mirrabooka Margaret River Climbing Co Mobile: 0415 970 522 Margaret River Adventure In […]


This page has some “golden nugget” safety hints that outdoor climbers may find useful. Wire-gate carabiners, ultra-lightweight carabiners and bolt plates Never use a wire-gate carabiner to clip a bolt plate. The gates are so thin that that the bolt plate may come off the bolt even though the carabiner is still clipped through it. Since […]

Moving Outdoors

These words are intended for those climbers who are just starting to climb on rock after learning the basics in the gym. It is also highly recomended that you undertake a climbing couse from a certified and qualified company or instructor. Outdoor climbing is very different from the indoor variety, so there will be a […]