Sky Zone Is Opening a Batshit Insane Indoor Climbing Experience
Think disco lights, Tetris-themed walls and freefall jumps.
September 18, 2015
As if Sky Zone could clock up any more awesome points, they've gone and launched a brand new indoor climbing wall. Well, about 30 new climbing walls. With disco lights.
Sky Climb is the Alexandria trampoline park's newest adventure, the first indoor climbing course of its kind in Sydney. Think LEDs, Tetris-themed walls, adrenaline drops and jumps. Now, you can get the experience of outdoor rock climbing, without the whole plunge-to-your-doom possibility of real abseiling.
There's over 30 different climbing walls of varying difficulty and light-up disco-ness, but if improving your upper body strength and being able to burl "I'm king of the freakin' world!" at the top of each climb weren't enough, there's a couple of insane-sounding extras. Alongside giant bubble climbs and circuit board-themed walls, there's something called the 'Sky Slide', 'Sky Climb' or the 'Leap of Faith', in which you jump from an eight metre height. Brave stuff.
With disco lights and big jumps added to the climbing experience, it's clear Sky Zone are trying to make the sport appealing to those who aren't about to abseil off the Three Sisters anytime soon — think first dates, work team bonding exercises, you this weekend. "We need to shift the mindset that climbing is an extreme sport," says Sky Zone's marketing director, Caroline Ryan. "People are amazed to realise that anyone can do it once they have a go."
There you have it, harness up and give it a crack. Just don't take any cues from smug, harnessless cats.
Sky Climb launches from Thursday, September 17, with a VIP launch on Wednesday, September 16 at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 75 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria. General climbers, one hour of climb time will set you back $18pp. The ‘Leap of Faith’ or ‘Sky Slide’ is an extra $5pp. Bundle packages are available. More information and tickets available over here.
Published on September 18, 2015 by Shannon Connellan