FAQs

Can children climb?
Yes. To participate you must be 8 years and over 1.2 metres tall. Children aged 8 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult, with a maximum of three children per adult.

What can I expect when I climb with my children (8 to 15 years)?
When considering whether this activity will be right for your child, we would like you to consider the following:

  • Safety is, and always will be, our number one priority for all of our Climbers.
  • We will equip kids of this age in smaller BridgeSuits, belts, mittens, or fleeces based on the day’s weather conditions.
  • Climbing the Bridge is an all-age experience. The stories our Climb Leaders share during the experience is appropriate for a broad age range.
  • Children will be required to climb with and next to their parent/guardian.
  • To climb the Bridge, children must be 8 years old and 120cm tall to participate.
  • Parents/guardians must remain with their children throughout the Climb experience, and must assist BridgeClimb staff by managing their equipment preparation and behaviour.

To find out more, please visit Pre-Climb Checklist or speak to our staff for advice.

Can seniors climb?
Yes. Anyone who can sustain moderate physical exertion up to 3½ hours over 1.75km should find the BridgeClimb exhilarating. Our oldest climber, Mrs Chris Muller, reached the summit at 100 years old. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to our staff for advice.

Can people with a fear of heights climb?
In most cases, yes. We have helped thousands of people challenge their fear of heights by climbing to the top of the Bridge. Head over to our Face Your Fear section for more information about how you can prepare for the challenge ahead. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to our staff.

Can pregnant women climb?
If you are less than 24 weeks pregnant, you can participate with a signed Certificate of Fitness Form from your GP. If you are over 24 weeks pregnant you cannot climb.

Can hearing-impaired people climb?
Yes. We encourage climbers who wear hearing aids to leave them safely in their lockers to prevent damage or loss while they are on the Bridge. We have a variety of headsets available and many of our hearing impaired climbers have agreed that these allowed them to enjoy the commentary delivered by their Climb Leader.

We also offer Auslan Climbs. On an Auslan Climb you’ll be accompanied by an Australian Sign Language interpreter who will interpret the commentary about Sydney and its world famous Bridge. These Climbs occur twice a month. Please get in touch with our team to find out more or to make a booking.

Can people with a disability or medical condition climb?
We do our best to help everyone climb. To participate you need to have a general level of health and fitness, and the ability to climb independently. To find out more, please visit Pre-Climb Checklist or speak to our staff for advice.

Can people with injuries climb?
We do our best to help everyone climb. To participate you need to have a general level of health and fitness, and the ability to climb independently. To find out more, please visit Pre-Climb Checklist or speak to our staff for advice.

How long will my Climb take?
Our Climb times range from 1.5 to 3.5 hours depending on the Climb type you choose. We ask that Climbers allow a 15 minute provision to collect photos and depart. This applies to all Climbs.

What are the climbing conditions on the Bridge?
The conditions vary based on the day’s weather and the Climb you choose. You can expect to possibly:

  • climb ladders and walk on catwalks
  • participate in prolonged stair climbing
  • walk along uneven surfaces and via narrow passageways
  • be exposed to all weather conditions

Can I bring glasses or sunglasses?
Yes. Please bring your own glasses or sunglasses to wear on the day of your Climb. (No DVR – digital video recorder – glasses thank you.) For more information please visit Pre-Climb Checklist or speak to our staff.

Can I take a camera or video camera?
No, unfortunately not. Climbers cannot take loose objects, including cameras, phones or GoPros, on the Bridge. This is to safeguard against anything falling from the Bridge. We provide secure lockers for you to keep your camera or any loose objects in during your Climb. Our photographically-trained Climb Leaders will capture photos of you during your Climb. Each climber receives one free group photo as part of the experience. Additional photos are available for pre-purchase with your booking, or from our Photographics Team after your Climb.

Can I bring medication?
Essential medication, like inhalers or diabetic medication, can be taken on the Climb. Please speak to our staff on the day.

What kind of shoes should I wear?
Please wear comfortable, enclosed rubber-soled shoes such as running, sport or hiking shoes. PVC and leather-soled shoes are not ideal.

Where can I leave my belongings while I’m climbing?
We provide secure lockers for you to keep any loose objects in, including phones and cameras, during your Climb. The key to your locker will be securely attached to you at all times.

How long does it take to reach the top of the Bridge from the time of check-in?
It takes approximately 2 hours to reach the summit on BridgeClimb, and 1 ¼ hours for BridgeClimb Express and BridgeClimb Mandarin. This includes time to suit-up and complete your pre-climb preparation. The descent takes about an hour.

How long is it between bathroom breaks?
On BridgeClimb, it is approximately 2 hours 40 minutes. On BridgeClimb Express it is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.

Where does the climb start and finish?
At our Climb Base which is located at 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks, Sydney. See map.

What do I need to wear on the day of my climb?
We equip you in all the outdoor gear you’ll need for your Climb based on the day’s weather conditions and our health & safety essentials, but don’t forget to bring your own shoes! Please wear comfortable clothing on the day of your Climb in case you need to wear it under your suit for warmth. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to our staff.

Is the Online Booking System secure?
Yes. Your privacy and security is our priority. Our online booking system is operated by CustomLinc. All transferred data.

Can I change my booking?
It’s a bit like booking an airline flight ticket. BridgeClimb tickets are a non-refundable purchase for a specific time and date. Changes can only be made more than seven days in advance of your Climb.

I received a BridgeClimb Gift Certificate. How can I redeem my Climb?
You can redeem your Gift Certificate by entering your Gift ID in the voucher box during your booking on our website. Alternatively, you can contact our team and quote the Gift ID over the phone to redeem your Climb.

Can I propose to my partner at the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge?
Yes. The key to a smooth proposal at the summit is to notify us at the time of your booking. We are experienced at discretely helping many couples become engaged at the top thanks to a special ring safety attachment. Please speak to our staff for more information.

Is your question not answered above? Our team would be happy to answer any further questions about climbing the Bridge. Get in touch here.

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