Our new Paarden Eiland gym construction is coming along very nicely. All the climbing structures are built, most of the plywood is on. We are already starting to drill those 50,000 t-nut holes. So far we are on track for a December 1 opening. Undoubtedly we will have the best climbing and bouldering terrain in SA when we open – 3,000 m2 of high climbing, 600 m2 of bouldering, and 400m2 for the up-and-coming ‘Alex Megoses’.

The last step in terms of the climbing wall construction is to paint the plywood.

Our men know how to handle their tools!

That’s where you all come into the picture.

So we decided to run a competition!
It makes sense to finish it all off with a really cool, vibrant, alive color design. Not too busy, not too simple.

Submit YOUR design for our climbing wall colors!



Here is how:

You will need to download sketchup, a 3D modelling program. It is free for 60 days. Then ‘open’ our design file: https://www.sketchup.com/download

Then open our wall design file and modify it according to your design: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9dq9ch0xvpd0w4g/CityROCK%20Paarden%20Eiland%20Model.skp?dl=0

If you don’t know how to use sketchup – here is a tutorial: https://www.sketchup.com/learn/videos/826
or take a look at our own tutorials:
video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/81uuhykn8v43wfc/Basic%20Sketchup.mp4?dl=0
print: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4i6hauza96cvsyd/SketchUp%20Guide.pdf?dl=0

Modify the colors, Solid colors only please, 8 maximum.
No patterns or graffiti designs please. They don’t work with grips on the wall.

Save your design as “CityROCK Paarden Eiland Model_Name Surname” or “CR_Name Surname” and send it back to robert@cityrock.co.za

First prize: A R10,000 CityROCK Gear Shop gift voucher. Second prize: One year membership for the new CityROCK Paarden Eiland gym. Every serious submission gets a free day pass for when we open!

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday August 20, 2017. Yes, we are on a tight schedule here.



The fine print: 

First prize: a voucher for R10,000 from the CityROCK Gear Shop/Mountain Mail Order.  No other discounts are applicable. If we choose your design as is, you win the jackpot. If we alter it slightly, ditto.
If we choose your bouldering design OR your high climbing design, you get half. We will try to be fair and generous here.
Runner-up prize: One year free membership for the new Paarden Eiland gym, value approx. R6,000.
* Every serious entry will get a free day pass.
* The jury consists of Robert Breyer and Patricia Rista.
* CityROCK staff, our suppliers – everyone can enter.
* It would be nice if the design fits in with the overall look and feel of the building. Yes, we had a professional (climber) architect work with us.
Our color pallet consists of many white walls, red painted or bagged red brick  walls, grey steel trusses and columns everywhere, plenty of varnished plywood, black steel highlights (doors, balustrades).
Multiple submissions are not accepted.
The jury’s decision will of course be final.

– Robert