Budget Speech 2017: Tax hikes for top earners, more sin taxes, but currency relief for climbing gear shoppers!

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his Budget Speech on Wednesday and made it clear that South Africa is “once again at a crossroads”. In order to close the R28 Billion budget shortfall, he announced that taxes would be raised on...
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The Evolv Luchador SC Review

By Tyler Morrissey The Onsight The Luchador SC is great entry level shoe for climbers looking to get into the world of down-turned, asymmetrical, high-performance climbing shoes. The gentle downturn of the shoe make the Luchador a really good all...
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It’s official. CityROCK Cape Town is moving to Paarden Eiland in late 2017.

There have been a lot of rumours and questions about our future in Observatory. Today, we finally signed a lease on a building in Paarden Eiland, which will become the new CityROCK in Cape Town. The building is huge. 3,600...
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IFSC World Youth Championships, an exclusive interview with South Africa’s team coach

Our young SA climbing team has returned from a thrilling week (7-13 November) in Guangzhou, China competing in the IFSC (International Climbing Federation) World Youth Championships. We got the opportunity to catch up with James Barnes, who is the head...
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Rock Master 2016

The Rock Master Jo’burg 2016 Lead competition will be held at CityROCK Johannesburg on Saturday the 3rd of December. The event centers around exhibition climbing, where the top performing South African climbers are invited to compete for the coveted title...
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CityROCK Johannesburg Turns 1

Its been a year since CityROCK brought climbing to Johannesburg and what a year it has been! The international Standard climbing gym boasts 2,000m² of high wall climbing; 124 top rope anchors; 9 automatic belay walls; 500m² of bouldering; a 250m²...
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SANCF Lead and Top Rope Nationals 2016

The weekend of 1-2 October 2016 saw lead climbers from all over South Africa meet at CityROCK Johannesburg for the SANCF National Lead Finals. With a world class facility available for such competitions, the stage was set for the 98...
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Petty theft at CityROCK Johannesburg

Friday, 22 April 2016 – On the evening of Tuesday the 19th of April, four CityROCK Johannesburg climbers were victims of theft on our premises. The perpetrators managed to slip into the gym while staff were distracted by the Tuesday evening...
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CityROCK Johannesburg on Youth Matter

Carly heads to City ROCK in Johannesburg!...
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Rock Master 2015 on SA Mountain

Rock Master 2015 has come and gone, but what an event it proved to be – one of the best yet!! After 5 years of being hosted at CityROCK in Cape Town, the sixth Rock Master was whisked up to...
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