Latest News

04
Oct
2014
October Long Weekend

Bloc Climbing Centre will be closed on Monday 6th October 2014 due to the Labour Day public holiday. Bloc will be open as normal on Saturday and Sunday. Hope you all have a fantastic long weekend!

22
Sep
2014
Spring School Holidays Opening Hours

Bloc Climbing will be operating the following extended hours during the Spring School Holidays:

Monday 22nd Sept Midday – 10pm
Tuesday 23rd Sept Midday – 10pm
Wednesday 24th Sept Midday – 10pm
Thursday 25th Sept Midday – 10pm
Friday 26th Sept Midday – 4.30pm
Saturday 27th Sept Midday – 6pm
Sunday 28th Sept Midday – 6pm
Monday 29th Sept Midday – 10pm
Tuesday 30th Sept Midday – 10pm
Wednesday 1st Oct Midday – 10pm
Thursday 2nd Oct Midday – 10pm
Friday 3rd Oct Midday – 4.30pm
15
Sep
2014
September School Holiday Vacation Care

Bloc Climbing will again be running our very popular Holiday Vacation Care program during the September School Holidays. We are now taking bookings for full or half day vacation care (excluding weekends and public holidays). Please call 9683 2149 to secure your place now! For more information check out our Vacation Care webpage.

09
Aug
2014
NSW Bouldering Series 2014

As the Tour de Corde season draws to a close, we are excited to announce the details of the 2014 NSW Bouldering Series!

Round 1: ACT State Titles @ Canberra North – 6th September 2014
Round 2: NSW State Titles @ SICG Villawood – 14th September 2014
Round 3: BLOC CLIMBING CENTRE – 1st November 2014
Round 4: SICG St Peters – 29th November 2014

For more information on how the Bouldering Series works, or if you would like to start competing, please talk to Alex, George or Barb – Bloc has a super strong team, and we would love you to join us!!

Good luck to all competitors in the final round of the Tour de Corde today!

14
Jul
2014
Late Opening this Wednesday

On Wednesday 16th July 2014, Bloc will not be opening until 5.30pm. We will close at 10pm as usual.

12
Jul
2014
Bloc Kids Club

It’s here!! Our Bloc Kids Club starts this term, running every Thursday afternoon from 4.30pm-6pm.

Our program has been developed by a PDHPE teacher with 20 years climbing experience, and is designed to work to the children’s stages of physical development. The program comprises of fun games and activities designed to develop the children’s strength, climbing technique and overall fitness, often without them even realising they are “training”.

For more information visit our Kids Club page.

26
Jun
2014
Winter School Holidays Opening Hours

Bloc Climbing will be operating the following extended hours during the Winter School Holidays:

Monday 30th June Midday – 10pm
Tuesday 1st July Midday – 10pm
Wednesday 2nd July Midday – 10pm
Thursday 3rd July Midday – 10pm
Friday 18th 4th July Midday – 4.30pm
Saturday 5th July Midday – 6pm
Sunday 6th July Midday – 6pm
Monday 7th July Midday – 10pm
Tuesday 8th July Midday – 10pm
Wednesday 9th July Midday – 10pm
Thursday 10th July Midday – 10pm
Friday 11th July Midday – 4.30pm
Saturday 12th July Midday – 6pm
Sunday 13th July Midday – 6pm
Monday 14th July 4.30pm – 10pm
05
Jun
2014
Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend

Bloc Climbing will be open from 12pm-5pm on Saturday (7th June) and Sunday (8th June) of the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. Bloc will be closed on Monday 9th June for the public holiday.

26
Apr
2014
Bloc Ultimate Climber starts Monday!

Make sure you come in on Monday 28th April 2014 to register for Bloc Ultimate Climber, and let the challenges begin! Registration is only $20 and the competition runs until 7th December 2014! Want to know more? Come and see the Bloc staff.

12
Apr
2014
Easter School Holiday Hours

Bloc Climbing will be operating the following extended hours during the Easter School Holidays:

Monday 14th April Midday – 10pm
Tuesday 15th April Midday – 10pm
Wednesday 16th April Midday – 10pm
Thursday 17th April Midday – 10pm
Friday 18th April CLOSED
Saturday 19th April CLOSED
Sunday 20th April CLOSED
Monday 21st April CLOSED
Tuesday 22nd April Midday – 10pm
Wednesday 23rd April Midday – 10pm
Thursday 24th April Midday – 10pm
Friday 25th April CLOSED
Saturday 26th April Midday – 6pm
Sunday 27th April Midday – 6pm
Monday 28th April 4.30pm – 10pm
02
Apr
2014
Easter Holidays Vacation Care

Bloc Climbing will again be running our very popular Holiday Vacation Care program during the Easter School Holidays. We are now taking bookings for full or half day vacation care (excluding weekends and public holidays). Please call 9683 2149 to secure your place now! For more information check out our Vacation Care webpage.

15
Mar
2014
Bloc Climbing Kids Club

Bloc Climbing is looking to start a Kids Club program for any children keen to have fun climbing and developing their climbing skills! If you or someone you know is interested to learn more, please complete our Expressions of Interest form by clicking here.

10
Feb
2014
The Circuit Climbing Magazine for Sale

Bloc Climbing is proud to announce that Eddie Fowke’s brand new climbing magazine, The Circuit, World Cup and Performance Climbing, which features articles and interviews from the leading climbers on the World Cup Climbing circuit is now on sale. Eddie will be at Bloc tomorrow, Tuesday 11th February 2014, to sell some of the first copies of this fantastic magazine. Hope to see you here for a climb and to purchase a copy!

04
Feb
2014
Bloc Social Handicap Competition

The Bloc Social Handicap Competition is back next Thursday, 13th Februrary 2014 from 7pm! This fun, social one-night competition is open to climbers of all ages and abilities – especially those who have never been involved in the Thursday night fun comps at Bloc before. It uses a handicap system so that climbers of all levels have a chance to win, even if you are brand new to climbing. There is no additional cost to join in, so come climb, laugh and enjoy the friendly atmosphere at Bloc!

23
Jan
2014
Australia Day Long Weekend

Bloc Climbing will be closed the entire Australia Day long weekend (Saturday 25th January-Monday 27th January) – it would be un-Australian to be open! We will return to regular opening hours on Tuesday 28th January 2014. Have a great weekend!

18
Dec
2013
Christmas School Holiday Trading Hours

Bloc Climbing will be operating the following hours during the Christmas School Holidays:

Monday 23rd December 2013 to Sunday 12th January 2014: CLOSED

Monday 13th January Midday – 10pm
Tuesday 14th January Midday – 10pm
Wednesday 15th January Midday – 10pm
Thursday 16th January Midday – 10pm
Friday 17th January Midday – 4.30pm
Saturday 18th January Midday – 6pm
Sunday 19th January Midday – 6pm
Monday 20th January Midday – 10pm
Tuesday 21st January Midday – 10pm
Wednesday 22nd January Midday – 10pm
Thursday 23rd January Midday – 10pm
Friday 24th January Midday – 4.30pm
Saturday 25th January CLOSED
Sunday 26th January CLOSED
Monday 27th January CLOSED
10
Dec
2013
Christmas Holidays Vacation Care

Bloc Climbing will again be running our very popular Holiday Vacation Care program during the Christmas Break. We are now taking bookings for full or half day vacation care from January 13th to 24th (weekdays only). Please call 9683 2149, or alternatively 0415 672 042 or 0400 360 723, to secure your place now! For more information check out our Vacation Care webpage.

25
Oct
2013
Slackline Friday

Slackline Friday will not be on tonight, 25th October 2013.

19
Sep
2013
Slacklining Friday

Slacklining Friday will not be on tomorrow night, Friday 20th September, as all our staff and members will be in ACT competing at the ACT State Boulder Titles. Bloc will continue to operate as per usual over the weekend.

20
Aug
2013
Results from NSW State Boulder Titles

The full results from the NSW State Boulder Titles have been posted on the Sport Climbing Australia website - http://www.sportclimbingaustralia.org.au/results/. Congratulations to all competitors, we look forward to seeing you again next month at the ACT State Boulder Titles in Canberra on 21st September 2013!

15
Aug
2013
Australia’s first dedicated Slackline Training Centre!

Friday nights just got a whole lot more exciting! Bloc Climbing is proud to present Friday Night Slacklining, starting from Friday 23rd August at 6pm. Every Friday night we will rig several of our 16 different slackline options – including an official world cup length and height line – for you to practice your walking, tricks, even jumping between lines! All our lines are fully padded with 40cm crash pads underneath, so there is nothing to worry about! Come and learn to slackline at Australia’s first dedicated Slackline Training Centre!

14
Aug
2013
NSW State Titles at Bloc

Bloc Climbing Centre will be closed to the public this Saturday, 17th August 2013 as we are hosting the 2013 NSW State Bouldering Titles. Feel free to come and compete, or come and watch the state’s best climbers in action!

28
Jun
2013
July School Holiday Opening Hours

Bloc Climbing will be operating the following extended hours during the July School Holidays:

Monday 1st July Midday – 10pm
Tuesday 2nd July Midday – 10pm
Wednesday 3rd July Midday – 10pm
Thursday 4th July Midday – 10pm
Friday 5th July Midday – 4.30pm
Saturday 6th July Midday – 6pm
Sunday 7th July Midday – 6pm
Monday 8th July Midday – 10pm
Tuesday 9th July Midday – 10pm
Wednesday 10th July Midday – 10pm
Thursday 11th July Midday – 10pm
Friday 12th July Midday – 4.30pm
Saturday 13th July Midday – 6pm
Sunday 14th July Midday – 6pm
08
Jun
2013
Queens Birthday Long Weekend Hours

Bloc Climbing Centre will be open at the following times over the long weekend.
Saturday: 12pm-6pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm
Monday: CLOSED
Enjoy your long weekend!

28
May
2013
Bloc Contest 2013 Results

The Bloc Contest 2013 results are now available – Bloc Contest 2013 Results. Congratulations again to all competitors for your fantastic efforts on the day. Looking forward to seeing you again at Bloc Contest 2014!

24
May
2013
Siobhan takes on Oceania

The Bloc Community wishes our own Siobhan Dobie, and all the Australian athletes, the very best of luck as they take on Oceania’s top climbers this weekend at the Oceania Continental Championships in New Caledonia. Have fun and crush hard Siobhan!!

17
May
2013
Closed on Sunday for Bloc Contest 2013

Bloc Climbing will be closed to the public on Sunday, 19th May 2013 for our annual bouldering competition – Bloc Contest 2013! Feel free to rock up on the day and test your skills in a fun, social climbing competition.
As a result of the competition on Sunday, the top rope panels will also be unavailable on Saturday as well.

12
May
2013
Bloc Crushes Tour de Corde Round 4!

Bloc team had a fantastic day out at the Tour de Corde at St Peters yesterday, bringing home all the gold!

Youth D Female
Tara – 1st
Youth A Female
Siobhan – 1st
Ros – 2nd
Youth A Male
Jarred – 1st
Pumper Female
Ai Hua – 1st
Siobhan – 2nd
Ros – 3rd
Pumper Male
Jarred – 1st
Michael (Schmick) – 2nd
Legends Female
Barbara – 1st

Congratulations to all Bloc Team members who competed, clearly the hard work is paying off!! Can’t wait to see what you guys can do next Sunday at Bloc Contest 2013!

10
May
2013
BBL 2013 Overall Places

Congratulations to all BBL competitors for your fantastic results and improvements over the last 3 months. Below are the overall place getters results.

Open A Male

1. Jarred Jordan
2. Matt Barker
3. Evan McCarthy

Open A Female

1. Siobhan Dobie
2. Ai Hua Li
3. Anes Yang

Open B Male

1. Mark Serrels
2. Akin Ceylan
3. Jack Kelleher

Open B Female

1. Barbara Dobie
2. Lex Henderson
3. Sara Siegel

Youth B Male

1. Ethan Jordan

Young Crushers Female

1. Tara Le Noury

A huge thank you to our sponsors, Five Ten, for providing brand new climbing shoes for our first place prizes!

The place getters in all Opens categories now have the choice to proceed directly into the finals (with an exciting NEW finals format – more info to come soon) of Bloc Contest 2013, to be held at Bloc Climbing Centre on Sunday 19th May 2013!

06
May
2013
BBL Round 3 Results

Open A Male

1. Jarred Jordan – 334 points
2. Matt Barker – 331 points
3. Sam de Guzman – 313 points

Open A Female

=1. Siobhan Dobie – 292 points
=1. Ai Hua Li – 292 points
3. Anes Yang – 282 points

Open B Male

1. Dave Watson – 291 points
2. Dave Thackray – 286 points
3. Aaron Gibbs – 271 points

Open B Female

1. Jacqui Hume – 256 points
2. Lex Henderson – 255 points
3. Karina Barrett – 254 points

Youth B Male

1. Ethan Jordan – 265 points

Young Crushers Female

1. Tara Le Noury – 205 points

View the BBL Live Ladder for full results and places.

06
May
2013
BBL 2013 complete!

The Bloc Bouldering League is over for another year! Congratulations to all competitors, some fantastic improvements seen over the last 3 months! The results for round 3 will be up shortly and don’t forget the BBL Presentation Evening is on tomorrow night from 7pm, where our overall winners will be announced and our fantastic prizes awarded. Tomorrow night includes a free BBQ for all BBL competitors, looking forward to seeing you here!

09
Apr
2013
BBL Round 2 Results

Open A Male

1. Jarred Jordan – 332 points
2. Evan McCarthy – 324 points
=3. Sebastian Albornoz – 319 points
=3. Dave Hughes – 319 points

Open A Female

1. Siobhan Dobie – 292 points
2. Ai Hua Li – 285 points
3. Anes Yang – 270 points

Open B Male

1. Akin Ceylan – 294 points
2. Mark Serrels – 289 points
3. Jack Kelleher – 288 points

Open B Female

1. Barbara Dobie – 243 points
2. Lex Henderson – 238 points
3. Natalie Everett – 231 points

Youth B Male

1. Ethan Jordan – 264 points

Young Crushers Female

1. Tara Le Noury – 228 points

View the BBL Live Ladder for full results and places.

06
Apr
2013
Last day of BBL Round 2

Competition is very tight in Round 2 of the Bloc Bouldering League which ends tomorrow, Sunday, 7th April 2013! Head to the live scorecard page to see where you are currently ranking, and come visit us tomorrow to secure your final climbs for Round 2. Good luck!!

03
Apr
2013
April School Holidays Vacation Care

Try something different these school holidays and rock-on down to Bloc Climbing Centre, where you can expect an indoor action packed school holiday program run by a highly qualified Physical Education Teacher. Learn to climb, gain rope skills, challenge yourself in a safe engaging environment, meet new friends and embrace the art of rock climbing. Our structured school holiday program is full of fun, action and adventure bound to build confidence, self-esteem and strength you probably didn’t know you had! For more information, click here.

31
Mar
2013
Sam de Guzman ticks his first V7

Congratulations to Sam de Guzman who ticked his hardest boulder to date, Aphrodite. Aphrodite is a V7 at Hollow Mountain Cave in the Grampians. Awesome work Sam!!

30
Mar
2013
Jarred Jordan selected for Australian Youth Team

Jarred was selected for the Australian Youth Team travelling to Canada later this year to compete in the World Youth Championships, after climbing 4 out of 5 qualifying climbs. Congratulations Jarred!!

29
Mar
2013
Good luck Jarred!!!!!!!

The Bloc community wishes Jarred all the best, at the Australian youth selections tomorrow. May all your crushing dreams come true.”Good luck” Jarred.

27
Mar
2013
Easter Long Weekend Opening Hours

Bloc Climbing will be opening over the Easter Long Weekend at the following times.
Saturday: 12-4pm
Sunday: 12-4pm
Monday: 12-4pm
Have a safe and enjoyable Easter break – go easy on the chocolate!!

27
Mar
2013
Bloc Crew descends on the Grampians

To all the Bloc Crew heading towards the Grampians, have a safe climbing trip. May all your crushing dreams come true!

19
Mar
2013
Topping off a fantastic weekend of comps!

On top of Dan and Sam’s fantastic interstate results, Bloc Team also performed exceptionally well at Round 2 of the Tour de Corde at Northern Beaches Rockhouse.
Youth D Female
Tara – 1st
Youth A Female
Ros – 1st
Siobhan – 2nd
Youth A Male
Jarred – 1st
Pumper Female
Ros – 1st
Pumper Male
Michael (Schmick) – 3rd
Legends Female
Barbara – 2nd
Congratulations to all Bloc Team members who competed, and a special mention for Ethan who competed in his first competition! Great work team!!

17
Mar
2013
Dan da Silva places 3rd at Bayside Boulder Bash!

Following on from Sam’s fantastic result, Dan da Silva also found himself on the podium at yesterday’s Bayside Boulder Bash in Melbourne, finishing 3rd in his category!
Congratulations Dan and Sam – everyone in Melbourne will be talking about how strong Bloc climbers from Sydney are!!

16
Mar
2013
Sam de Guzman wins Bayside Boulder Bash!

Bloc member, Sam de Guzman took out first place in Junior Male at the Bayside Boulder Bash competition in Melbourne this morning. Representing Bloc, Sam was a clear winner scoring 64 points in a rather unique scoring system, a clear 10 points ahead of second place.
Dan da Dilva is also competing in the Opens category and scored 72 points. We will let you know how he places when the second round of Opens climbers finish shortly.
Big congratulations boys, you are doing the Bloc proud!!

10
Mar
2013
BBL Round 1 Results

Open A Male

1. Evan McCarthy – 321 points
2. Matt Barker – 314 points
3. Sam de Guzman – 309 points

Open A Female

1. Siobhan Dobie – 284 points
2. Ai Hua Li – 275 points
3. Anes Yang – 257 points

Open B Male

=1. Mark Serrels – 271 points
=1. Dave Thackray – 271 points
3. Daniel Kunovsky – 270 points

Open B Female

1. Natalie Everett – 235 points
2. Sara Siegel – 233 points
3. Barbara Dobie – 229 points

Youth B Male

1. Ethan Jordan – 241 points

Young Crushers Female

1. Tara Le Noury – 203 points

View the BBL Live Ladder for full results and places.

10
Mar
2013
BBL Round 1 Complete!

Congratulations to all Bloc Bouldering League competitors in Round 1. Final results will be posted shortly!

03
Mar
2013
Matt Burnett ticks his first 8a+ (30)

Congratulations to Matt Burnett who, despite the rainy weather, ticked his hardest project climb to date, Microwave. Microwave is an 8a+ or 30 at Centennial Glen in the Blue Mountains. Awesome work Matty!!

27
Feb
2013
Congratulations Bloc Team – Round 1 Tour De Corde

Congratulations to the following Bloc Team members for their fantastic results at Round 1 of the Tour De Corde on Saturday.
Tara: 1st Youth D Female
Ros: 1st Youth A Female & 1st Pumper Female
Siobhan: 2nd Youth A Female
Jarred: 1st Youth A Male & 1st Pumper Male
Ai Hua: 2nd Pumper Female
Barbara: 1st Legends Female
Congratulations to all the other Bloc Team members who competed, scoring valuable points for the Bloc Team. Round 2 is on 16th March at Northern Beaches Rockhouse and the Bloc Team would love your support to show the other gyms we can do more than just boulder!

25
Feb
2013
BBL Ladder is now live

The Bloc Bouldering League Ladder can now be viewed live online here.

25
Feb
2013
New Bloc Climbing Website!

We have made some changes to our website to make it easier to add more up to date content and provide you with a better user experience. There will also be additional functionality coming in the next few months.