“Our “GaP n Back” crew took the leap of faith with Earl! What an experience!! Earl’s expertise and words of encouragement with kids & adults alike gave everyone the chance to step out of their comfort zone and experience the thrill of abseiling off a 22m cliff face. Rock climbing catered for the diversity of our group of ages 5 and above! Highly recommend for a group of all ages.” – Kerry Goodridge

Why Rock Climb and Abseil?

Leave the workplace and allow for your team to work together for different goals in a safe, enjoyable atmosphere. For many years outdoor courses in climbing and abseiling have helped facilitate considerable learnings and breakthroughs for individuals and groups. The heightened awareness and learnings an individual can achieve are character building and potentially very significant for personal and team development.

In the climbing environment, the use of communication, support and encouragement are paramount for success. These same skills, when used in an individual’s common environment, will intuitively help them reach the same success in life and the workplace.

While climbing can be challenging, no previous climbing experience is necessary and only basic fitness is required.

Why Hangin’ Out?

Hangin’ Out has over 10 amazing years of experience facilitating corporate groups to provide a quality service that is rewarding to participants and to ourselves. We are passionate about sharing our love of climbing in the Grampians and aim to deliver an enjoyable experience that focuses on personal development and team building. With our high level of safety and no participant injuries/incidents you can trust in Hangin’ Out to deliver a safe experience. All groups have a maximum 1:9 instructor/participant ratio and all safety equipment is supplied, as well as climbing shoes.

Accreditation and Insurance

Hangin’ Out is fully accredited by National Parks (PV#1599) and ACIA (Australian Climbing Instructors Association), and endorsed by Tourism Victoria and Tourism Australia. As per Parks Victoria standards, Hangin’ Out is fully insured with the appropriate $20 million public liability insurance.


Our programs are flexible and we can customise the course to suit desired needs and outcomes. Programs can be run any day of the week.

Our Guides

All guides have First Aid level two, either an Australian Climbing Instructors Association (ACIA) or Professional Association of Climbing Instructors (PACI) qualification, or both, and have minimum of two years experience guiding in the Grampians National Park. Apart from being professional, our guides are fun and friendly, helping to maintain high energy within the group and giving a very enjoyable and memorable day.

Activity Sites

Our permit covers the Grampians National Park and Arapiles-Toolan National Park. We typically run sessions from either Summer Day Valley or Lookout Point Wall in the Grampians.

Summerday Valley

Located in the Northern Grampians, this is one of the premier climbing areas in Australia for group use. Situated 40km N of Halls Gap off the Mt. Zero Road with bus parking and toilet facilities at the meeting place, the Hollow Mountain car park. A short 5-minute walk takes us to the climbing area, which boasts a large number of climbs with a great variety of heights and grades. The memorable and typically character-building 22-meter abseil is set in a dramatic position over the valley in sight of the climbing area. The site is a safe area to work with groups and offers challenges for all abilities, making it ideal to facilitate outcomes for the day.

Lookout Point Wall

Located in the Halls Gap area on the Wonderland Range at a similar elevation to The Pinnacle, Lookout Point towers above the valley of Halls Gap. It has spectacular views and is a surprisingly good site in poor weather. The meeting place is the Sundial car park, a 15-minute drive from Halls Gap with bus parking and toilet facilities. A 5-minute walk takes us to the climbing area, which also has a 22-meter abseil and offers 6 climbs from easy to moderate grade and works well for groups less than twenty-four. Lookout Point Wall has some of the most spectacular climbs that we instruct and some of the best “Kodak moments”. This site is a 4-hr walk from Halls Gap, which can be an excellent option if your group wants to include a bush-walk on the day.


Hangin’ Out offers competitive fees for corporate and social groups. Sessions include all safety equipment and climbing shoes. Pricing is based on group size. Please contact us to discuss the fees for your particular group.

A half-day (4-hr) session enables participants to get a taste for real rock climbing. They learn safe belay techniques, knots, and basic climbing communication. In addition, each person is given the chance to complete an abseil.

Alternatively a full day (8hrs) of climbing and abseiling may be preferred. A full day is more comprehensive; we are able to build upon the skills learnt on a half day course giving the group the opportunity take things at its own pace to achieve higher goals, working on movement on rock, communication, mental awareness and trust in one another.

What to Bring

Comfortable clothing that suits weather conditions, and wet weather jacket if rain looks possible.(Consider that the group will be wearing harnesses and that short shorts, etc. may be uncomfortable and/or inappropriate)
Sunscreen/hats and insect repellent
Comfortable footwear (runners are suitable)
Personal water bottles and water, snacks and/or lunch
An open and positive attitude

Some of our Customers

Victoria Police
Fosters Group
Victoria Tourism
Grampians Community Health Centre
Northern Grampians Shire Council
Fischers IGA
Gekko Systems
Rotary Exchange N.Z.
Sensation Melbourne NYE
Barwon Regional Waste Management
Stone Business Advisors
Unicraft Joinery
Western Allied Health Group

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Hangin' Out would like to acknowledge the work it does on the Traditional Lands of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Japagulk peoples in the northern areas of our use and the Traditional Lands of the local Djub Wurrung and Jardwadjali peoples, to which, I pay respects to their elders past, present and future. I give thanks for the sharing of their Country with Hangin' Out to conduct our work. Through our work, I hope to help people connect, respect and learn about the rich cultural heritage of this region and to assist in the protection and preservation of this heritage in Gariwerd and the ecology within.