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 the first Saturday of every month. During this time your child will be taught the basic safety procedures and techniques of climbing.

Every child will need to do the top rope belay course before moving onto the lead course or coaching sessions.

 

Kids Top Rope Introduction Course

Level 1:

This is a 2-hour session from 9:00 to 11:00 on the first Saturday of every month.

Booking is required and is for kids aged 5- 8 years old, one guardian must attend the course with the child (Guardian must be 18 or older).

Cost is R660, this covers one child and one guardian.

If more than one guardian would like to do the course with the child, the cost will be an additional R260.

The course includes:

  • Gear rental (shoes, harness)
  • Basic climbing safety procedures
  • Figure 8 tie-in knot to climb
  • Top rope belay skills (for the guardian only)
  • Top rope climbing technique

 

Level 2:

This is a 2-hour session from 11:30 to 13:30 on the first Saturday of every month.

Booking is required and is for kids aged 9- 13 years old, one guardian must attend the course with the child (Guardian must be 18 or older)

Cost is R660, this covers one kids and one guardian.

If more than one guardian would like to do the course with the child, the cost will be an additional R260.

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 10-15 years old.

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

Pre-req: Kids must have passed their level 2 Top Rope belay test and climbing grades 17+, aged 10+.

Cost is R660 per kid for the 3 days.

Parents or guardian must attend the last hour of the third day.

The course includes:

  • Gear rental (shoes, harness)
  • Lead climbing belay skills
  • Lead climbing technique

Unfortunately, we do not run this course on the weekends.

 

 

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 top rope courses are run once a month on the following dates in 2020:

  • 1 February
  • 7 March
  • 4 April
  • 2 May
  • 6 June
  • 4 July
  • 1 August
  • 5 September

 

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 kid’s coaches will supervise 2 hours of climbing on rock. The times will be from 13:00 until 15:00. Booking is required.

Pre-req: Kids must have passed their level 1 top rope belay test.

Cost is R320 per kid and includes gear rental. Transport is not included.

Crag day booking dates for 2020:

  • 10 January
  • 20 March
  • 27 March
  • 12 June
  • 19 June
  • 25 September

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

Level 1:

This tag indicates that a child under the age of 9 has passed a level 1 top rope belay test and can climb on the high walls with adult supervision.

Children with this tag are also allowed to climb on the high walls, but only when belayed by an adult. They will not be allowed to belay until the age of 9.

 

Level 2:

This tag indicates that a child under the age of 14 has passed a top rope belay test and can 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.

Bouldering is inherently more dangerous, so only children who are 14 or older will be allowed to climb on our bouldering walls unless supervised by a CityROCK certified climbing coach.

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 CityROCK certified climbing 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 under parent supervision, or under one of our certified coaches’ supervision, provided that both children have purple tags, are roughly the same weight. 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 CityROCK certified climbing coaches.

While inside our facility, regardless of climbing ability, all children under 16 must be supervised by a parent, guardian or coach.