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Peak Pursuits

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][us_image image=”68668″ size=”full” align=”left” style=”circle”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Michelle Byrne[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Peak Pursuits Castle Hill takes indoor climbing to a whole new level…. literally! It is unlike any climbing centre we have been to so far and certainly one we can’t wait to visit again soon.

Nestled in the Victoria Avenue trading zone, Peak Pursuits is 400sqm of climbing challenges and activities many of which aren’t for the faint hearted. There is more than just rock climbing walls on offer and we certainly were conflicted as to what to climb first.

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Connected to the auto belay system, there was little to fear as my daughters climbed the giant rope spider web and attempted to scale the wall on the cat burglar climb. The Galaxy Climb with UV glow in the dark rocks also provided much delight as did the tube cargo net which the girls climbed with ease. Other vertical activities provided much more of a challenge such as the SAS log climb which required using a rope to pull yourself up a horizontal wall of logs as well as the urban glass tower climb that required much concentration to get to the top. The bean stalk, donut tyres and the rope ladders created an opportunity for a race to see who could get to the top first.

Up in the air is the high-ropes course which does require some courage to give it a go. There is a rickety bridge, a tight rope bridge, swinging steps, a zigzag beam and a cargo net. Alexis and Maddie were brave but the sheer height and watching the ropes and steps sway soon put them off from completing the course.

The Kung Fu Poles was also a challenge with the poles getting higher and higher as you scaled from one to the next, climbing higher and higher towards the ceiling. Neither of my daughters made it to the top of the highest pole but they certainly enjoyed swinging back down to the ground on the auto belay system.

Img 20230118 15102 Peak PursuitsThe highlight for Maddie and Alexis was the big drop giant slide which is very steep and involves being mechanically winched to the top of the slide before letting go. First attempt they only made it halfway up the slide before letting go but the second time around made it to the top before letting go. It requires upper body strength to hold onto the winch for so long before dropping.

Peak Pursuits is for all ages and offers a range of challenges to suit all abilities and fitness levels. Some challenges such as the Leap of Faith require participants to be over 15 and the high ropes course is restricted to children over 5 and 1.2M in height unless accompanied by an adult. A 1-hour session was more than enough, and we were certainly tired by the end of the hour.

If you are looking for a challenge and something different to do that’s indoors, Peak Pursuits is well worth a visit. You will get a workout as well as a lot of laughs and entertainment at the same time.

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