Kids Rules

Children are natural climbers who love to explore and discover new activities. CityROCK is a climbing gym and safety is our number one priority. Our gym was not designed for children and as such, special care needs to be taken when using our facilities. Please follow the rules below to ensure a fun and safe visit for you and our other users.

  • The parent or legal guardian must sign a minor waiver for each child entering CityROCK. CityROCK reserves the right to verify that the details provided are correct. If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of the adult’s government-issued ID or Drivers licence for verification. Legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.
  • Children must be 5 years or older to climb.
  • Parent and kid(s) will need to complete the standard safety orientation briefing on their first visit.
  • Groups larger than 6 kids should email the branch they are visiting to make a booking.
  • Children aged 5 to 12 are only allowed to climb in the children’s area.
  • Children under 16 must be under constant adult supervision, regardless of their climbing ability. Supervision rules:
  • Adult supervisors must have the appropriate lead or top rope tag to supervise a child who is lead or top rope belaying.

Kids under 5 years old:

  • No climbing
  • Must be within arm’s reach at all times, unless secured in a baby holder, in which case they must be within sight.
  • If one sibling is younger than 5yrs, separate adult supervision is required for that child even though they will not be climbing.

Kids 5 to 6 years old:

  • 1 child per adult.
  • Can only climb in the children’s area.

Kids 7 to 12 years old:

  • Can only climb in the children’s area.
  • 2 children per adult.

ALL kids 12 years old and under:

  • Must be within sight when not climbing, regardless of tag or ability
  • Must be within arm’s reach when bouldering and spotted
  • Must be watched and checked when attaching to auto-belays

Kids between 13 and 16 years old:

  • Can climb anywhere in the gym
  • 3 children per adult
  • Must be within sight when not climbing
  • Under 18yrs who want to belay must be in possession of a belay tag.

Kids Bouldering

  • Kids under 13 may not climb in the adult bouldering section

CityROCK offers kids courses which will provide them with the necessary skills to climb safely. After completion of these courses, kids will have the opportunity to be tested and obtain kids climbing tags allowing them access to the adult high climbing and bouldering sections.

Kids Day Pass

Prepare for Your Visit

Kids Day Visit Info

Kids (ages 5 to 18)R160
Shoes AND harnessR100
Shoes OR harnessR70

Duration: 2-hour session
If you would like more climbing time you are welcome to book multiple sessions on the same day.

Bookings are required for children under 13 to climb at CityROCK and all children under 16 must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times. We have a 1 adult to 2 child ratio. CityROCK does not provide child supervision.

One booking per child attending is required. If no bookings show for a specific time slot/day, means we are fully booked.

Children must be 5 years or older to climb.

Bookings must be made online at the button below – please note that a separate booking must be made for each child and children must be 5 years or older.