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 R650 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 10-14 years old.

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

Cost is R650 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 in 2019:

  • March 26th – 28th
  • April 23rd – 25th
  • May 14th – 16th
  • June 25th – 27th
  • July 2nd – 4th
  • July 23rd – 25th
  • August 20th – 22nd
  • October 1st – 3rd
  • October 29th – 31st
  • November 5th – 7th
  • November 26th – 28th
  • December 10th – 12th

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 R290 per kid and includes gear rental. Transport is not included.

Booking Dates for 2019:

  • November 29th

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.

YELLOW TAG: KIDS’ TOP ROPE CLIMBING AND BELAY

This tag indicates that a child under the age of 14 has passed a top rope belay test, and is allowed to belay children their own weight in the Mayhem area. Children with this tag are also allowed to climb on the high walls, but only when belayed by an adult. They may also make use of the adults bouldering section but under the supervision of a parent, guardian or coach at all time. Bouldering is inherently more dangerous so we encourage spotting of climbers, and kids are not to play or walk under other climbers. Please watch our bouldering safety video for more info. In order to be tested for this tag, the child must either:

a) have completed one of our CityROCK kids courses
b) been trained one-on-one by one of our coaches

PURPLE TAG: KIDS’ LEAD CLIMBING AND BELAY

This tag indicates that a child under the age of 16 has passed the lead test. Children with this tag may lead belay one another in the low climbing area under parent supervision, or on the high walls under one of our certified coaches’ supervision, provided that both children have purple tags, are roughly the same weight, and a sandbag is used at all times. Children with this tag are also allowed to lead climb on the high walls, when belayed by an adult with a green tag. In order to be tested for this tag, the child must either:

a) have completed one of our CityROCK kids courses
b) been trained one-on-one by one of our coaches

While inside our facility, regardless of climbing ability, all children under 14 must be supervised by a parent, guardian or coach.