The Canberra Climbers’ Association (CCA) represents climbers’ interests in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), across all types of rock climbing.

The ACT and its surrounding region provides many opportunities for rock climbing, including sports and traditional rock climbing, aid climbing, mountaineering and bouldering, on a variety of different rock types.

Supporting climbers' interests in the ACT region.

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CCA provides regular opportunities for local climbers to network, discuss local issues, organise trips, catch up on recent exploits, and find new climbing partners, as well as see and hear from a range of speakers about their climbing experiences in Australia and overseas.

Our next event is…

Sat 19

CCA Climbing Week – Mt Arapiles

October 19 - October 27

Routes & guides

The ACT has some of the best granite climbing in Australia. Rhyolite, limestone and sandstone crags are also nearby.

Much of the climbing is traditional and requires natural protection, however there is also plenty of sport climbing to be enjoyed as well as some difficult aid routes.

ACT granite routes

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CCA members receive a membership card that entitles them to atend CCA outdoor climbing events and instructional activities, and access generous retail discounts and discounted entry to local climbing facilities.

Membership fees go towards maintaining climbing areas around Canberra.

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