Abseiling is the act of descending down a vertical or near-vertical surface while attached to a rope, a harness and a friction device. It can be a fun and exciting challenge for school groups, corporate groups, and the casual adventurer.

All abseiling gear is provided, including harnesses, ropes and friction devices. Please contact us for more information.

See below for a sample abseiling program.


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what to bring

Important note: this list is just a general overview - check the specific program information provided to you for any extra requirements for your program.

For a one-day expedition, you will need the following items:
  • A hat
  • Sturdy clothing
  • Rainjacket
  • 1L water minimum, 2L advised - rock-climbing can be hard work!
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Close-toed shoes - not sandals or thongs
  • Food
For multiple day trips, you may also need a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat, a torch and eating utensils.

sample program


A one-day abseiling program might be run in the Watagan Mountains just near Morisset on the Sydney Newcastle Freeway. It begins with the group being driven up to Gap Creek camp site, where the instructor gives a safety brief and then distributes the abseiling gear. The group then walks up to the cliff face and spends the day doing a variety of abseils, ranging in length from a beginners' 10m up to a long 40m walk down the cliff.

Instructors carry first-aid kits, communication equipment, vertical rescue equipment, and the gear required to set up the abseils.

Click on the thumbnail above for a map showing where the Monkey Face abseiling site is in relation to Freeman's Drive and the Sydney Newcastle Freeway.
Last Updated:31st October 2008
Updated By: Michael Bertolacci