The two-hour adventure, which is open to anyone who is reasonably fit and aged 12 years and over, begins with a briefing at RoofClimb headquarters in the Riverbank Stadium.
Climbers then change into bright blue overalls and don elaborate safety harnesses, designed to anchor them to a safety rail which snakes across the oval’s distinctive white roof. Climbers must also remove anything that could drop and injure people below, such as jewellery and watches; secure lockers are provided for your valuables.
RoofClimb Adelaide Oval offers both day-time and twilight climbs, plus a special AFL match day experience to watch local footy heroes Port Adelaide from a platform 50 metres above the playing surface. You need to book ahead for this.
Unless you have a chronic fear of heights, the most challenging thing about RoofClimb is strapping yourself into the elaborate safety harnesses, which look similar to those worn by army paratroopers – and equally cumbersome.
Everyone is then breath tested for alcohol – while RoofClimb uses a network of easy-to-navigate metal walkways, climbers must be vigilant, especially during rainy or windy conditions.