Climbing

How Does The Gym Work?
Every person entering CityROCK will be required to fill in a waiver form whether you are watching or participating.

A day pass or membership will need to bought. These include the use of the whole facility (Climbing, Yoga and Training) Prices are available on our rates page.

If you are new to climbing visit our getting started page

You will then be able to choose from several types of climbing.

Bouldering – Bouldering consists of short routes, called “problems”. Boulder problems are shorter, often harder climbs (between 2 and 4 metres) that do not require a rope or partner. Once you have finished a route, or your arms are giving up on you, just jump off onto our soft foam mats. Careful technique in landing and falling is needed  so that no injury to ankles is acquired or landing on someone below you.

Automatic Belay Wall – This is a great introduction to high climbing as you do not a climbing partner. The rope is attached at the top of the wall to a braking system in the event of a fall, similar to a car seat belt, and will lower you gently back down to the ground.

Top Rope High Climbing – Requires a team of two: climber and belayer. The belayer stays on the ground and controls the rope attached to the climber using a belay device in the event of a fall.  The rope runs through an anchor at the top of the wall as the climber progresses upward. The routes require stamina as they go up to a height of 16m. The belayer will be required to do a Belay Test, free of charge, which can be arranged with the front desk. This is to ensure that everyone climbing at CityROCK has the proper skills and knows the correct safety procedures. An Introductory course is advisable unless you already have experience.

Gear Requirements

Bouldering – climbing shoes and a chalk bag.

Automatic Belay Wall – harness, shoes, chalk bag

Top rope climbing – harness, shoes, chalk bag

All gear is available for rental, or can be purchased at our gear shop at the gym.

Want to Join?
Visit our Rates page for pricing info and memberships.

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