There are some fantastic crags close to Alice Springs & usually a small but enthusiastic group of climbers exploring them. Part of the attraction is the remote and spectacular environments in which many of the crags lie. Climbing in Central Australia however, is not a well developed pursuit and sacred sites considerations have made things a little bit tricky.
There is a current facebook page where local climbers communicate (Rock Climbers of Central Australia (RoCA)) so if you are keen to get involved take a look.
There is a local guide book; Rock Climbing in Central Australia (Seewraj,2005), a published guide book to Central Australia (UPDATE: this publication is currently out of print). This 160 page A5 book has been written and updated over the last four years by local climbers and is packed with local knowledge and information, listing over 450 climbs.
Indoor Rock Climbing
The YMCA of Central Australia features an indoor rock climbing wall with nine ropes. All levels are welcome, ages 5 and up! Three sessions per week:
Wednesdays, and Thursdays
The YMCA is located on Sadadeen Road PH: 08 8952 5666