If you're inspired by Tom Cruise's daring or just curious about the great outdoors, then why not try rock climbing? This sport is fast becoming a popular family pastime for the entire clan. If you?ve done some metropolitan rock climbing spots or the indoor rock climbing walls and feel like a new adventure, base yourself in Thredbo and experience three very different but popular rock climbs in the great outdoors. Peter Cocker is a guide for K7 Adventures and takes climbers of all ages to Jindabyne Dam, Blue Lake accessed from Charlotte's Pass and at the top of Thredbo. His favourite is the Blue Lake. ?It?s a full day out and is really wonderful. It is a beautiful place to go?. The dam at Jindabyne is a good climb for a half day, and climbers can combine it with a day out in Jindabyne for some shopping, brunch or lunch or just sightseeing around the town. Look down to the water below and enjoy the sights. [caption id="attachment_9259" align="alignnone" width="500"] Source: K7 Adventures Facebook[/caption] The climb at the top of Thredbo is also a half day, Peter says it is popular for people to catch the chairlift up to the top of the mountain and have a nice lunch at Eagles Nest, the restaurant with majestic mountain views overlooking the valley below. ?The top of Thredbo is much cooler than Jindabyne. These rock climbing days aren?t an expensive day out, particularly if a climber brings a friend or a group. We will always take just one person out climbing but there are discounts for groups, or if you come with a friend it becomes cheaper?. Peter says climbers as young as five are impressing him with their competence, but wouldn?t recommend the activity for anyone younger than that. He is seeing family groups booking together, which is a lovely way to do some ?team building? and have memories of something different to last a lifetime. The best way to book is to contact K7 Adventures by filling out an online form or call them directly on ?0421 862 354. They will advise you on the correct attire for climbing as well as make a meeting point and discuss the details of your trip. [caption id="attachment_9260" align="alignnone" width="500"] Source: K7 Adventures Facebook[/caption] Talk to Peter and the guides about whether you and your crew would prefer an easy abseil, or something more challenging. Discuss the pricing with them. They will provide the harness, safety equipment and emergency equipment and of course expert guiding knowledge. Climbers need to bring their own water, sun protection, ?grippy? shoes, appropriate clothing, snacks, hat or beanie. If in doubt about other equipment don?t hesitate to ask the K7 guides.