FAQ - Crank Indoor Climbing

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL


  • Do I need to book?

    No bookings are required. For new climbers, inductions are done each half hour (weekends) and after 5pm (weekdays).

  • Are there any time limits?

    There is no time limit on general entry passes. You can climb or parkour right up until the doors close.

  • What forms do I need to fill in?

    Everyone new to Crank must complete the waiver either at home or in the gym on entry. You will then be required to do the climbing induction.

  • What should I wear and what do I bring?

    Wear clothes suitable for a gym such as comfortable shorts and t-shirt.

    If you have your own harness, shoes and chalk bag you should bring those along.

    If you do not have your own gear you will need to hire the harness and shoes (bring socks – these shoes get shared around) and a chalk bags are optional.These are all available from the front desk. We ask that kids wear non-marking sand shoes.


  • Can I drop my kids off and go run some errands?

    Only if your kids are 14 years and older. If your kids are 13 and under, DIRECT parental supervision is required. Parents are required to notify the manager on duty before leaving their children at Crank Indoor Climbing. Unattended children 13 years and younger will not be allowed to climb, parkour or be in the gym area.

  • What about structured training class, do I still have to be there?

    As classes are run by trained and qualified staff, your attendance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • How do I get there?

    We are located in the giant warehouse behind Nick Scali, at 537 Kessels Road, Macgregor next to AMF bowling. Just off the Mains Road Exit on the Pacific Motorway. Click here for a map.


CLIMBING


  • Climbing is really hard, isn't it?

    Not really… well sometimes… it depends…

    Crank is designed so everyone can climb. A certain degree of fitness helps, but climbing progresses from routes that are easier than a ladder all the way through to hanging upside down from your fingertips. It is as challenging as you want to make it.


  • Am I too old? What about the kids?

    Crank is designed so everyone can climb.

    If you are good enough, then you are old enough really. Age doesn’t matter for kids as long as they can fit into a harness.

    At the other end of the spectrum, there are people in their 60’s and 70’s who put most 25 year olds to shame.

    The minimum belaying age however, is restricted to 14,


  • Do I need a buddy?

    Normally climbing is done in pairs. Don’t let this deter you though, we have a few options for you if you need a climbing partner;

    • You can post on our Facebook page. There is always somebody else that is looking.
    • Jot your number down on the climbers board.
    • Mention at the front desk. These guys and girls always know somebody and might be able to hook you up with another group.



PARKOUR


  • Parkour? That's for them hooligans, isn't it?

    Not at all.

    Parkour is best described as a discipline, comparable to martial arts. It is, by definition, not competitive, and promotes: Being strong to be useful, to help others. However, parkour practitioners often combine their training with other art-forms and disciplines such as dance, martial arts, calisthenics etc. to express their own movement styles.

    Parkour also inspires freedom; being free in a natural or city environment that restricts direction, such as trees, logs, rocks, boulders, railings and staircases.


  • What are the benefits of Parkour?

    Because Parkour originated from French military obstacle training, its primary goal is functional fitness and movement. Parkour training engages the whole body, developing strength, power and agility through movements designed to be both safe and effective.

  • Can I just turn up and start jumping things?

    We ask that you at demonstrate an understanding of Parkour principals before using the equipment.

    For those that would like to learn, we offer casual sessions each week. Check out or calendar for more information.


  • So, why why would I want to do Parkour?

    Since you asked, here’s some buzz words:

    • Functional fitness
    • Cardio
    • Agility
    • Balance
    • FUN

    Parkour is a great cardio workout consisting of running, jumping, crawling, vaulting, swinging. The practice of Parkour requires focus, strength, balance and most importantly… its heaps of fun.


  • I do Parkour, therefore I am?

    You are now a Traceur, you see no obstacles in front of you, only a playful path.


CLASSES


  • What's the deal with classes?

    For more information on our classes, check them out here: Classes

    There are also introductory, advanced and youth climbing Courses on offer.


  • Did somebody say Ninja Warrior class?

    Sure did.

    Its a one 1 hour session per week. Check out the bookings section above for a little bit of information. Although not mandatory, due to its popularity we recommend booking ahead, either through our booking widget or in the gym.


 
 
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