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Mountaineering with “High and Wild” in the Blue Mountains

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Mountaineering with “High and Wild” in the  Blue Mountains*

National Parks have reopened. We are currently running the Spectacular Half Day Abseil and our Empress Canyon trips. These trips are run in areas unaffected by the fires.

Your patronage would be greatly appreciated as our beautiful mountain town recovers from these fires.

Experience Australia’s best canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing and bush survival adventures with High and Wild, the leading Blue Mountains adventure tour provider since 1989.

Located in Katoomba, just 90 minutes from Sydney in the Blue Mountains National Park.

We run daily adventures for all levels of ability.

A gourmet lunch is provided, catering for all dietary requirements. You can choose from our extensive menu at the time of booking.

“High and Wild” has been operating since 1989 and they run daily tours in the Blue Mountains Including has been operating since 1989.

They Offer the following :

  • Abseiling (Rappelling)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Summer Canyoning
  • Winter Canyoning
  • Bush Survival courses and Bush Walking

They also conduct Snow and Ice climbing (Mountaineering) courses both in Australia and overseas and provide rigging services to the local film industry.

*If the experience you want to do is not scheduled, please contact them and they will try to organise it for you.

Based at Katoomba YHA

After a twenty-year working partnership with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) “High n Wild” is now based inside the Blue Mountains YHA. They can offer you an adventure experience combined with the convenience of accommodation literally at our door.

What you get with “High n Wild”

  1. Use of a digital waterproof camera free of charge
  2. The option of accommodation packages
  3. Free breakfast if you’re staying at the Blue Mountains YHA (on all tours starting after 8:30 am)
  4. Trips run daily
  5. No hidden costs whatsoever

PACKAGES offered


9:00am – 1:00pm

A great introduction to rock climbing

On our half day introduction to rock climbing, you will discover that climbing is not only about strength, but also technique.

You will climb novice friendly cliffs under the professional supervision of your qualified climbing instructors. They will explain the finer techniques of climbing and show you how to climb efficiently.

The emphasis of this day is on ‘let’s have fun’ and ‘learn as you climb’. It’s also an excellent way for a group of friends to discover the thrill of climbing.

If you like it, you can follow it up with our Two Day Rock Climbing, Private Instruction or Guided Climbs.



Our most popular rock climbing course!

With our Full day Rock climbing adventure you will discover that climbing is not only about strength but also technique.

The emphasis of the day is to have fun as you learn how to climb.

We will get you out on the rock under the professional supervision of your qualified climbing instructors. They will explain the finer techniques of climbing and show you how to climb efficiently. As on all High and wild adventures you will be treated to our famous lunch.

At the time of booking please let us know what you goals are with climbing so we can tailor the day to your needs.

If you want to get into climbing this is an excellent way for an individual or a group of friends to discover the thrill of climbing.

Please let us know your climbing experience and ability at the time of booking.


This course is designed for people who really want to get into rock climbing.

Whether you have some indoor climbing experience or none at all, this course teaches you how to be a “confident seconder” when climbing with experienced friends.

“You will learn about anchor selection and usage, methods for tying into the rope and anchors, belaying techniques, gear selection, self-rescuing, guide book usage and route selection. You will also learn climbing techniques for varying terrain such as slabs, cracks, walls and overhangs.”


The abseiling trips run all year round. All you need to do is dress for the weather, bring running shoes, a litre of water and a camera. High and wild provides everything else required including Lunch on all full day trips. A free breakfast is included if you’re staying at the YHA.

-Spectacular Half Day Abseiling

30 metres $150
kids from 8 to 17 cost $95
9:00am – 12:30pm

A brilliant half day abseiling adventure.

The abseiling starts with a beginner friendly 5 metre high cliff. Your instructors are close at hand to encourage and explain the techniques.

With your instructor explaining each step, you progress through to a 15 metre high cliff finishing on a thrilling 30 metre high drop.

The setting is beautiful bushland, making it both a scenic and exciting adventure!


9:00am – 5:00pm

Experience both activities in one day. We start the day with our Mini Jump Abseil, starting at 5 metres and moving through to 30 metre high cliffs.

After lunch we start the afternoon with a lesson on Rock Climbing technique before completing several single pitch climbs.

This trip has been designed as an introduction into the vertical world of rock.

All day adventure includes lunch and equipment.


(2 people $295 each)

If you need an instructor for intense 1:1 instruction, this is the best option.

One to one instruction is the very best learning method. You will find that in one intensive day your instructor will be able to design a day of activity around your needs. You choose the date, the time and what you want to learn and we provide an expert to suit.

With your own personal instructor, you can go over anything related to climbing: lead climbing, anchor systems, use of equipment, running belays, multi-pitch climbing, crack climbing, face climbing, sport climbing, rescue techniques, aid climbing, training programmes etc.

From half a day to full day.

Experience classic Blue Mountains climbs with your own guide!

Guided climbing will take you on the adventurous classic ascents of the Blue Mountains area.

A guided climb is the perfect short break or the ideal way to see the best climbs with a professional who knows the Mountains.

Our selection of climbs ranges from beginners half day trips to long, adventurous multi-day expeditions into remote corners of the Blue Mountains.

It’s best to wear light, comfortable clothing for rock climbing.

We supply all safety equipment; helmet, harness, ropes etc.

We also supply special rock climbing shoes. These are designed with a super sticky rubber compound sole for amazing grip on the smallest of ledges… even tiny rock crystals!

High ‘n Wild use only qualified, professional rock climbing guides.

Each has climbed extensively throughout the Blue Mountains and has a thorough knowledge of the area so they can choose the ideal climbs for you.

Many have also climbed overseas, including Europe, USA and The Himalaya.

We are located inside the Blue Mountains YHA should you require accommodation.

If you are staying at the YHA and coming on a High n Wild adventure, breakfast is included!!!

High n Wild Pty Ltd

207 Katoomba St (Inside the YHA)

Katoomba 2780

Tel :(02) 4782 6224




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