No children under the age of 5 will be allowed to climb at CityROCK. No exceptions will be made.

Get your kids away from the TV and get them moving. Our Introduction Courses are run for 2 hours on three consecutive days once a month. During this time your child will be taught the basic safety procedures and techniques of climbing.

Every kid will need to do the Top Rope Belay Course before moving onto the Lead Course or coaching sessions.

We also offer a bonus crag day on the 4th day during school holidays at an extra charge in which kids get an opportunity to climb on real rock.

Kids Top Rope Introduction Course

These are 3 consecutive 2 hour sessions run over 3 days. 15:00 – 17:00 in the afternoons. Booking is required and is for kids aged 5-14 years old.

Cost is R640 per kid for the 3 days

The course includes:

  • Gear rental (shoes, harness)
  • Basic climbing safety procedures
  • Figure 8 tie-in knot to climb
  • Top rope belay skills
  • Top rope climbing technique

Kids Lead Introduction Course

These are 3 consecutive 2 hour sessions run over 3 days. 15:00 – 17:00 in the afternoons. Booking is required and is for kids aged 5-14 years old.

Own rope and ATC belay device required. Must have passed their Top rope belay test to do this course.

Cost is R640 per kid for the 3 days

The course includes:

  • Gear rental (shoes, harness)
  • Lead climbing belay skills
  • Lead climbing technique

Kids Introduction Courses Booking Dates

Booking for the above Top Rope and Lead Introduction courses is required. Bookings can be done by emailing jhbkids@cityrock.co.za or on 010 007 2732

The courses are run once a month on the following dates:

  • 12-14 Dec 2016
  • 3-5 Jan 2017
  • 28 Feb to 2 March 2017
  • 4-6 April 2017
  • 18-20 April 2017
  • 23-25 May 2017
  • 4-6 July 2017
  • 22-24 Aug 2017
  • 19-21 Sep 2017
  • 3-5 Oct 2017
  • 6-8 Nov 2017
  • 11-13 Dec 2017

School Holiday Crag Days

Get your kids to experience real rock climbing at one of Johannesburg’s local climbing crags. After completing the 3 days of basic safety and climbing technique in the gym, our kids coaches will supervise 2 hours of climbing on rock. Booking is required.

Cost is R260 per kid and includes gear rental. Transport is not included.

Booking Dates:

  • 15 December 2016
  • 6 January 2017
  • 21 April 2017
  • 7 July 2017
  • 6 October 2017

An Electronic Waiver will need to be signed by a parent or legal guardian of each child attending.

Bookings can be made by contacting us on 010 007 2732 or emailing jhbkids@cityrock.co.za.