CityROCK gym is temporarily closed due to the national lockdown.

CityROCK Gear Shop and Mountain Mail Order are open.


If you have a debit order membership, we have NOT frozen this automatically. Please contact us if you wish to freeze or cancel.  You have the option to cancel your membership completely, and all future payments will be stopped. Reduce your membership until we re-open to an amount you can afford. Or, you can freeze your membership for 1 to 6 months. This is designed to give you flexibility and avoid the re-joining fee when we are able to open again.

Membership revenue is by far the biggest chunk of our business. With the gyms closed, our debit order run is the only income we have to keep us going and to ensure there is a CityROCK to go back to. Most of our overhead expenses remain active – staff salaries, rent, utilities, insurance, etc. While we are closed, membership revenue is going directly to pay those costs and keep our staff employed.

We have to hear from you first, so please contact us by emailing jhbmemberships@cityrock.co.za or ctmemberships@cityrock.co.za if you would like to freeze your debit order.

If you have chosen not to freeze your membership, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU! You are assisting us in ensuring there will be a CityROCK to return to and we express our sincere gratitude.


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Welcome to CityROCK  Johannesburg!
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The tallest indoor climbing gym in Africa, CityROCK Johannesburg is a world-class facility complete with the best coffee in town.

The gym boasts 2,000m² of high wall climbing; 124 top rope anchors; 9 automatic belay walls; 500m² of bouldering; a 300m²  climbing and outdoor gear shop; a 100m² yoga studio; a cardio and strength training area; and a dedicated beginners’ climbing area for birthday parties, children’s climbing, and our introductory courses.

If you’ve never climbed or you’ve never seen the inside of a world-class climbing gym, CityROCK is worth a visit! The design and height of the walls (and let’s not forget the coffee) will leave you excited and eager to jump onto a route. Come and give it a try!

Safety first

All climbers and belayers must pass our compulsory top rope belay test. We advise new climbers to book a spot on one of  our introductory courses and familiarise yourself with our facility rules. Upon completion of the belay test you will receive an orange top belay test tag which must be clearly displayed when climbing or belaying. Note: We only use the Grigri belay device for all top rope climbing. If you are not familiar with the Grigri, we offer a 10-minute refresher.

The video will take you through our top rope belay test. If you do not know what we are talking about in the video, you will need to take our introductory course.

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We have affordable day pass or monthly membership options available.

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Getting Started

Step 1: Fill out our waiver and verify at front desk with a valid ID or driver’s licence.

Step 2: Watch our top rope belay test video and/or bouldering safety video

Step 3: If nothing in the video makes sense book an introductory course with us or read more on our getting started page

Step 4: Familiarise yourself with our rules to keep you safe

Step 5: Do your top rope belay test at the gym

Step 6: Once you have been issued your belay tag – Climb on!

For parents, please read our kids rules.

CityROCK Facility Tour Video

Top Rope Safety Video

Bouldering Safety Video