9 Degrees Waterloo

In Sydney, bouldering is a way of having a great moment. If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase — or the activity — imagine rock climbing sans the ropes and dizzying heights.

9 Degrees, among  Sydney’s first sport climbing gyms, opened in 2015 in Alexandria and has extended to Sydney’s Parramatta, Lane Cove, and Enoggera, as well as Brisbane’s Enoggera. It planned to launch its sixth Waterloo gym in 2020.


The bouldering climbs at 9 Degrees Waterloo, like those at the company’s other locations, are classified into nine distinct difficulty categories. For your convenience, the magnitude is colour-coded, beginning with yellow and working up to white (the hardest). In addition, the gym comes with a kilter board to assist you in levelling up.

The recreation is available seven days a week and, even better, most evenings until ten o’clock. Weeknights (after 5 p.m.) are only accessible for reservations due to COVID-19 laws and concentration limitations; therefore, contact the website to reserve your space.


A day pass is $20 (with $7 for discretionary shoe rental), or you may join up for a guaranteed two-week test for $49 or buy a multi-pass. As a bonus, you can tag along with your behaved dogs to the gyms (except in Parramatta), but they must be on a leash throughout their stay.