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More than just training

We believe that climbing training is about more than just a course.  It’s about ongoing access to resources, a learning experience that’s tailored to your personal goals and a pathway to bigger things.  That’s why, when you sign on to a course with Blue Mountains Climbing School you will get more than just instruction.  You will also receive:

  • A one-on-one pre-course chat with your instructor to clarify your goals
  • Free download of the full course notes
  • Free printout of the key concepts for note-taking during the course
  • Free access to all BMCS climbing equipment for the duration of your course
  • Exclusive BMCS deals and discounts with our quality outdoor retail partners
  • Follow-up support from BMCS staff
  • Discount on your next BMCS Course – valid for 12 months for you and your friends
  • A 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We are also working on a series of online instructional videos to help students keep their skills fresh and prepare for higher level training.  You will be the first to hear about these.

Find the right course for you or find out more about BMCS instructors.

Est. 1984

The Blue Mountains Climbing School (BMCS) was one of the earliest adventure companies in the Blue Mountains and Australia. It was established in 1984 by Andrew Penney, a passionate climber, guidebook author and prolific first ascensionist.

BMCS was originally a training and touring company specialising in climbing and abseiling. As more people came looking for adventure, the activities expanded to include corporate training, bushwalking, mountain biking, caving, and canyoning.

In 1990 Blue Mountains Climbing School became The Blue Mountains Adventure Company (BMAC). BMAC is still operating, providing quality adventure experiences across the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Owned and Operated by Local Guides

In 2013 a group of Blue Mountains guides decided that it was time to return to the Blue Mountains Climbing School roots: to provide Australian climbers with advanced skills taught by a dedicated climbing instruction team.

And here we are.

Owned and operated by local guides. Always.

Find out more about our courses now.

  • This is a massive and varied area; most people climb on five percent of the cliffs and rarely reach the sky.  If you can walk a few steps further you can climb in some long multi-pitch areas and get among the clouds, if you can place a bit of gear you can do much more again -Mike Law
  •  Adventure is taking on the unknown where the outcomes aren’t guaranteed. That’s where you learn all sorts of different, unexpected things. -Lincoln Hall
  • Climbing has steered my life in directions I couldn’t have foreseen and has motivated me to achieve some things that I never thought were possible for me. Climbing has given me a reason to travel and has taken me to many extraordinary places that I would not have visited otherwise. Climbing is my anchor and yet my freedom. -Monique Forestier

Community

Blue Mountains Climbing School is proud to support the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Crag Care.

At over 100 years old, the RFS is the world’s largest fire service. The RFS is a volunteer organisation with over 70,000 members working to secure our homes and communities when fire strikes.

Crag Care is a group of community-minded climbers working to maintain access to the climbing areas we love.  They invite climbers to participate in track care and bush rehabilitation projects at popular climbing areas,  providing tools, expert advice and delicious meals!

Our Aims

Inform – Providing climbers with information about rock climbing in the Blue Mountains

Educate – Teaching climbers about gear, technique and roping skills

Share – Sharing resources, tips and ideas for Australian Climbers

Unite – Working towards a united, open climbing community

Inspire – Inspiring climbers to venture further, to gain new skills and let their climbing take them to greater heights

The small print

Blue Mountains Climbing School operates under the insurances and licences of Blue Mountains Adventure Company (BMAC).

BMAC has been owned and operated by local guides since the beginning and that tradition continues with the Blue Mountains Climbing School.