Bouldering, in recent years, has really taken off. It's no surprise, with one of the best bouldering destinations on earth on our doorstep. While the Grampians might be a bit too far for a daytrip (for most of us, anyway), the proliferation of bouldering gyms, community bouldering walls, training boards and modern training methods means that there are a lot of fit, powerful climbers around, these days. The Wilderness Shop stocks a wide range a bouldering mats in a variety of sizes and thicknesses. We also keep on-hand quality bouldering brushes, stick clips, bouldering bags and, of course, the best chalk and chalk buckets for bouldering.

bouldering mats, boulder pads

dmm highball
bouldering mat

edelrid mantle
bouldering mat



The DMM Highball is a hinge-style bouldering mat with a great, firm landing area. The heart of the mat is a thick layer of open-cell foam, sandwiched between two high-density foam layers. This gives an even distribution, which is helpful when you've placed the pad above uneven or rocky ground. For its size, the DMM Highball bouldering mat is very light.
$499.95 Out of Stock

The Edelrid Mantle is a good-sized general-purpose bouldering mat. It isn’t too huge or too small, and will protect you well for most problems. The hardware and manufacturing standard of this mat is high quality, and it has lots of nifty features, like an integrated foot mat, zip-together sides, ballistic nylon base, and more. Dimensions: 110 x 10 x 120cm. Weight: 5200g
$469.95 Out of Stock



bouldering chalk buckets

prana chalk bucket
for bouldering

dmm edge bucket
for bouldering



The Prana Bucket for bouldering has a fleece-lined chalk compartment, a double-drawcord closure that protects against spills on the hike up to the boulders, and brush-holder pockets. A Velcro stash pocket holds keys  while you climb.
Available in-store.

This DMM chalk bucket is fully featured. A zip pocket, a Velcro pocket and 4 brush slots let you keep tabs on all your essentials: brushes, tape,  sandpaper and superglue.
$69.95 Available in-store.



bouldering chalk

dmm chalk
for bouldering and climbing

edelrid chalk
for bouldering and climbing



The Wilderness Shop has a vast amount of DMM chalk. If you like your chalk loose, in a ball, block, or even in liquid format, we’ve got the lot. Available in large and small quantities.
Available in-store.

The Wilderness Shop has a vast amount of chalk. If you like your chalk loose, we have the lot. Edelrid Chalk, Available in a 300g bag.
$19.95 Available in-store.



the agent chalk
for bouldering and climbing

the agent chalk
for bouldering and climbing


Come in-store to see our range of The Agent (formerly 8C Plus) chalk, which includes blocks, chalk balls, crunchy chalk and loose powder.
You’re Terminated Chunky Chalk 120g $12.95
You’re Terminated Chunky Chalk 400g $24.95
 You’re Terminated Chunky Chalk 650g $34.95
Available in-store.

Come in-store to see our range of The Agent (formerly 8C Plus) chalk, which includes blocks, chalk balls, crunchy chalk and loose powder.
33 Power Chalk Fine 200g $12.95
The Brick 120g $5.95
Cave Man Balls 65g $6.95
Cave Man Balls Refillable 75g $12.95
Available in-store.



bouldering books

grampians bouldering

better bouldering
by john sherman



The latest version of the definitive guidebook to bouldering in the Grampians, Victoria. Authored by Simon Madden, Ross Taylor, David Pearson and Chris Webb Parsons, this update includes a bunch of new areas that weren’t in the previous guide. Modern, colourful Grampians guidebook.
$49.95  Available in-store.

How to book covering the basics through to advanced bouldering. Includes training techniques. Written by the man who invented V-grades!
Out of Stock



bouldering accessories

climb on creme 2.3 Oz

wataaah! brushes
for bouldering



 Climb On Creme will soothe and moisturise your skin and are lifesavers for boulderers with raw tips.
Available in-store.

We stock two of Wataaah!’s brushes: ‘Small Brushy’ and ‘Big Brushy’. These are wooden brushes with natural bristles, which are perfect for using on rock or plastic.
Small Brushy $14.95
Big Brushy $16.95
Big Brushy Deluxe $18.95  Available in-store.



beta stick
for bouldering

dmm finger tape
for climbing and bouldering



The Wilderness Shop stocks the BetaStick Project Brush (as well as the BetaStick Evo Ultra Compact and Evo Super Standard, useful for sport climbing). The BetaStick Project Brush can help you brush high holds, and double as a selfie stick.
Project Brush Stick $124.95
Ultra Compact $119.95
Super Standard $129.95
Available in-store.

This climber tape is low-stretch for effective support. It is sticky too, to give a secure hold. 25mm x 10mm roll.
$12.95 Available in-store



the agent finger tape
for bouldering and climbing

wataaah! trainingsbier


This climber tape is low-stretch for effective support. It is sticky too, to give a secure hold. Now comes in colours, too.
15mm x 10m  $6.95
38mm x 10m  $16.95
50mm x 10m  $16.95 Available in-store

The Frankenjura is Germanys biggest climbing area, but also the region with the highest density of beer breweries in the world! – only coincidence?? Wataaah didnīt believe in coincidence and had a closer look! After long and exhausting researches Wataaah’s “scientists” came back with the result that beer can really make you strong!! At least if you train with the original WATAAAH! Trainingsbeer!
$169.95 Available in-store







Climbing hangboard for training. If you're new-ish to climbing and you're looking to build finger strength now, this is the fingerboard for you.
$199.95 Sold Out

Climbing hangboard for training. Not for beginners! The Beastmaker 2000 fingerboard is designed for experienced climbers and boulderers really looking to hone in on finger strength.
$199.95 Sold Out






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The Wilderness Shop stocks Melbourne’s best range of cross-country skis, boots, binding and poles. Whether you are looking for a pair of daytrip trail skis, skis for week-long ski-touring, or skis for off-piste and resort telemarking, our friendly and experienced staff can find the right setup for your needs. The Wilderness Shop also stocks a wide range of MSR snowshoes, as well as a full range of ski accessories such as waxes, skins, ski goggles and ski glasses.

The Wilderness Shop has been servicing the needs of bushwalkers, hikers,  rock climbers and cross-country skiers in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne for over 30 years. The Wilderness Shop has a wide range of hiking gear and climbing equipment including hiking boots, tents (one man and two man), climbing equipment, sleeping bags and LED headlamps. We also specialise in outdoor footwear: hiking shoes mens and womens, leather and Gore-Tex® hiking boots. We stock quality canvas hiking packs, bushwalking rucksacks, lightweight trekking packs and quality daypacks. The Wilderness Shop have the best sleeping mats, such as Exped DownMats and self-inflating mats, and hiking sleeping bags, as well as ultralight sleeping bags. Not to mention our range of walking maps for Victoria, Tasmania and NSW. The Wilderness Shop is Melbourne's best rock climbing store, stocking a wide range of rock climbing harnesses, shoes and other rock climbing gear.