There are many forms of rock climbing including traditional, sport, top rope and bouldering that take place around Western Australia’s natural landscapes.
Rock climbing is an unregulated activity. Climbers are responsible for making sure any bolts and belays they use are safe before relying on them. Crags are subject to environmental degradation and bolts are placed by individuals, not Parks and Wildlife Service, unless otherwise notified on a tagged abseiling bolt. Climbers must assess themselves whether a route is safe or not and take responsibility for their own safety. Installation of bolts requires prior approval from Parks and Wildlife Service.
Requirements for rock climbing and abseiling in parks vary between locations and bookings or formal permission may be needed. Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service office in advance to discuss your plans and any conditions which may apply.
The Climbers Association of WA code of conduct sets out standards relating to safety, the environment and access for all climbers in Western Australia.