About the festival
What is the Beta International Climbing Festival?
The North Face present the Beta International Climbing Festival, a festival aimed to unite climbers from near and far with epic tales, workshops, imagery, competitions, education, giveaways, gear sales & plenty of inspiration to stoke the psych.
Be a part of what will become the 'must do' event on every climbers calendar by supporting us and making the inaugural year memorable (and bring your crew).
We are a new, unique, action packed Climbing Festival with a focus on inspiring stories, stunning imagery and loads of activities to keep everyone busy and getting psyched on climbing areas and adventure all over the world. We have an incredible line-up of both well-known and lesser known climbers, all with amazing tales to share!
The festival will host speakers from all over Australia sharing tales of adventure and inspiration both home and abroad. There will be so much content, that guests won't be able to see everything. Spoilt for choice you will have to pick between any of the 3 stages that are operating simultaneously with speakers and workshops. There will be community areas to talk to people representing such groups as Crag Care, Wine and Climb, Queer Climbers, Climbers Against Cancer, Climbing Clubs, Caving and Canyoning Clubs and more.
Friday night the Beta Short Film Festival will showcase new short films from our climbing community. We are still taking entries and encourage first timers, so its not to late to get your camera or phone out and start filming.
All content from the official opening on Friday afternoon to close on Sunday evening will be covered in the entry price including workshops and evening events (excluding 1 day passes).
There will be some, add-on workshops and offsite courses, offered in the days leading into and out of the festival (we have committed to the Shoalhaven Community to try and encourage people to extend their stay/revisit to assist with rebuilding of the economy and community post 2020 fires, floods and COVID19.
Of course there will be heaps of gear sales, heaps of psych and heaps of beta!
Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information or involvement.
This is a new event to the community- but it will be an exciting addition! Click through our menus and check out our social media for further information on all the different aspects of the festival.
Where is Beta International Climbing Festival?
We are stoked to be partnering with The North Face to present the Beta International Climbing Festival at the amazing and newly upgraded Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. There will be big screens, stages, food, bar, gear expo, entertainment and many more exciting goodies! The neighbouring Harry Sawkins Park will be hosting our outside components, including gear expo, slackening and outdoor stage.
Nowra, in the Shoalhaven region of the NSW South Coast, is the spiritual home of modern sport climbing in Australia. With the amazing sea cliffs of Point Perpendicular, quality sport climbing along the Shoalhaven River, bouldering in caves and with the more remote areas of "New Nowra" there is literally something for everyone wanting to get on rock from quality low grade climbing to grade 34.
You might not want to leave the festival to get on rock for this weekend, but if you do, there are crags less than 5 minutes drive away and plentiful accommodation, activities and cafes nearby. There is definitely plenty nearby to keep non-climbing partners and family busy and entertained, so you can immerse yourself in the festival.
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
42 Bridge Road,
Nowra NSW 2540
Beta International Climbing Festival is committed to reduce risk and producing the safest event possible for all involved. Organisers will work with NSW Health, Local Government and to ensure all restrictions and requirements and adhered too.
As a proactive and early approach, we have upgraded our venue choice for improved size and facilities, we will be limiting ticket sales and we will be offering a mix of both face to face and online content and presentations.
Further information will be released closer to the festival dates.
Extend your stay –
Consider extending your stay or revisiting and help the Shoalhaven regions tourism, economy and community recover from a catastrophic couple of years of bushfires, flooding and COVID. Year round climbing, mountain biking, hikes, surf and all the joys of the stunning Jervis Bay, there is something for everyone and there will be plenty of psych pre and post-festival!