CityROCK Cape Town moved to Paarden Eiland in early January 2018!


We moved to Milner Road, the Northern part of Paarden Eiland. The new location is 7 km from the Cape Town CBD, about the same distance as Obz is. The old Obz facility will be closed down. The new building size 3,600 m2 (about 4x the current gym and 900 m2 bigger than Johannesburg).

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Alex honnold Visits CityROCK

Alex Honnold Visits CityROCK! Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell recently broke the speed record on the Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite, bringing it under 2 hours for the first time. Alex visited the new CityROCK a few months ago. Spoiler, he thinks it's pretty world class.Don't forget our Open Weekend this weekend (23 &…

Obz Demolition

Obz Demolition #byefelicia With great sadness we say goodbye to our former home, the old best climbing gym in the city. Here's the final breaths of CityROCK Observatory. Posted by City ROCK Cape Town on Monday, 9 April 2018

CityROCK Paarden Eiland Grand Opening

For CityROCK, 2018 sees the end of an era in Observatory and the beginning of an exciting new one in Paarden Eiland. CityROCK Observatory has been going for more than 15 years and has seen many passionate climbers, adventure enthusiasts and friendly faces from all over the world visit and make it their home. As…

Today we said goodbye to our boom lifts

Bye Bye Genie. Today we said Goodbye to our trusted Genie S65 boom lift. She has been a loyal companion for many months. An absolutely invaluable tool when building a world-class 16.5m high indoor rock climbing gym. For all you techies out there: Working height – 21.8 m; horizontal outreach – 17.1 mPayload 227 kgUnit…

Official Closing & Reopening dates

Rome wasn't built in a day. That's why we're closed from 9 -12 Jan, with our GRAND OPENING on Saturday 13 Jan!!… Posted by City ROCK Cape Town on Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Route Setting

Route setters adding colour to the gym Watch our route setters add a bit of colour to the blank walls in Paarden Eiland! Only 11 days to go! Posted by City ROCK Cape Town on Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Testing New Lead Draws

Route setters testing our new shiny lead draws on the power house #whipperoftheweek #newgym #workhardplayhard A post shared by CityROCK Cape Town (@cityrock_cpt) on Dec 30, 2017 at 9:35am PST

Finishing Touches!

CityROCK Paarden Eiland Finishing touches Our construction team have been working hard over the holidays to get your new bigger and better CityROCK Cape Town open for 13 January! Watch the last few finishing touches… Posted by City ROCK Cape Town on Tuesday, 26 December 2017

New Grips for the new Gym!

New grips for our new gym!! Stay tuned for how they look on the walls!#settergifts #setterpresents #allthegrips #newgym Posted by City ROCK Cape Town on Thursday, 21 December 2017

Looking at the future of climbing in Cape Town.

Our neighbours from Bloc11 came to visit! — withDon Fijalero and Marijus Šmigelskis at City ROCK Paarden Eiland. Looking at the future of climbing in Cape Town. Posted by City ROCK Cape Town on Friday, 15 December 2017