What To Expect

Who Is It For?

The brilliance of Mt Buller’s RockWire is that all levels of climbing ability will enjoy it. From the never-evers to the seasoned climbers, the west face of the summit will entertain and challenge all levels using man-made and natural features.

It is ideal for team building exercises for corporate groups; school groups will build resilience and teamwork; and, individuals and families will get a kick out of challenging themselves on Australia’s first Via Ferrata.

Participants must be able to climb a ladder, be between 40kg and 120kg and at least 120cm tall.

Climber Checklist

  • You enjoy the outdoors
  • You want to experience an adrenaline-filled adventure without the risk
  • You love amazing views and scenery
  • You seek a challenge you will be proud of
  • You have the fitness to hike for 3 – 4 hours over uneven, rocky and exposed mountain trails
  • You are comfortable with heights and exposure, even if nervous
  • You are between 40kg to 120kg
  • You are over 120cm tall
  • You are over 13 years old

What to Bring

  • Good hiking boots or shoes: approach shoes, trail running shoes. Lace-up with good rubber grip is a must
    • Do not wear street shoes, skate shoes, open-toed (sandals & thongs), or thin soled shoes
  • Appropriate clothing: we are in the Alpine the entire time so weather can range from hot to wet, cold and windy.
    • Check forecast before arriving and pack appropriately
  • Jacket: in case it gets cold or wet
  • Leather (or equivalent) palmed gloves: bike gloves, garden gloves, climbing gloves all work well
  • Daypack: to carry water, snacks, etc
  • Sun Protection: sunscreen, sunglasses, soft hat/cap
  • Any personal medications required for anaphylactic or asthma sufferers (eg. Epipen, asthma pump)

Do not bring loose items on the climb, as anything that is dropped is NOT retrievable. Phones and cameras should be attached by lanyard to daypack or harness.

Lockers are available for hire at RockWire shop.

The Walk In... & Out

One of the most challenging, and satisfying, parts of RockWire’s Via Ferrata tours is the amazing walk in and out to the climbing routes.

The views walking in are some of the best anywhere, and it doesn’t matter which way you look. North is Mt Buffalo, Cobblers, Mt Stirling with Mt Bogong, Feathertop and Hotham in the distance. To the East is Crosscut Saw, Speculation and Howitt. In the South is the Bluff, and to the West is Lake Eildon and the whole Delatite Valley. You will not know which way to point your camera!

Like a lot of things in life to gain a reward, one must work first to get it – and our walk in and out is no different. Click link below for more information about the walking part of the tours.