Pretoria Events

When you’re cranking and crushing on lead, it’s inevitable that you’re going to be enjoying some whips… and that can take some getting used to! 

Although it’s human nature to instinctively reach out for something solid when you’re falling, it's essential that you DON’T grab the rope or quickdraws, as this can lead to some seriously nasty, hand-mangling injuries 💀 

Rather, trust your gear, surrender to the swing and enjoy the adrenaline boost 🔥 Note that you can grab your tie-in knot if you really want something to hold onto, and you can find more info about safe falling in our previous safety tip posts👌

Come along to the gym to try out the Ocún Lead League and remember to flake your rope and tie a stopper knot at the end before you start each session 💪

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Hangboarding is one of the most effective & efficient ways to up your climbing game – if you’re keen to try it out but not sure where to start, we’ve got just the workshop for you!

Date: Wednesday 15 May
Time: 6–7:30pm
Cost: Free for members, regular day pass rates for non-members.

Join us as we take you through the right way to use a hangboard and a basic training routine that you can use to boost your finger strength and endurance to improve your climbing performance 💪

Book your spot at the link in our bio and get those fingers ready for crushing 🔥

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And just like that, Ocún Lead League round 1 is done and dusted! 🤩 If you missed out - don’t worry! You can still join in the fun from this week onwards! 💪

Check out your scores from last week and limber up for round 2, starting today at 5pm 🏋️‍♀️

Remember that this is a fun FLASH comp, so climb your hearts out and submit those scores, but if you come off a route COME DOWN IMMEDIATELY and give some other hopefuls a chance!
(The routes stay up so you will have time to jump back on your proj after the round is finished)⏰

The scorecard link stays the same for the whole competition and can be found at the Linktree in our Instagram bio!

If you forget to submit your scores or want to make any corrections you can email marketing@cityrock.co.za 👌

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Get ready for a different kind of adrenaline-pumping adventure!🎭

Join us at CityROCK **Johannesburg** as we host our very first play, 'Deadpoint'. Created by climbers, this thrilling theatrical journey will take you to new heights as three climbers discover that the past is more dangerous than gravity! 🧗‍♂️

When: 17 & 18 May
Time: 7pm
Ticket prices: 
• CityROCK & MCSA members - R180
• Adults - R220 
• Students - R120

Written by Peter Speed and directed by Paul Spence, this is an experience you don’t want to miss! Grab your tickets at the link in our bio.

You are welcome to bring your own dinner or get it delivered to the gym, remember to bundle up against the cold and enjoy some complementary Glühwein to keep cozy!

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Please note: Deadpoint is not suitable for under 16’s, parental guidance is advised.
We all know the scariest part of lead climbing is falling, here are a few tips to help ease your fall (and your mind)!😅

Aside from having a pro belay buddy to give you a soft catch💯

▪️ Know where your rope is (between you and the wall, not behind legs or arms)
▪️ Communicate with your belayer (‘watch me’ if you feel uncertain and ‘falling’ when you’re about to go)
▪️ Breathe out while you fall (this reflexively relaxes you)😮‍💨
▪️ Keep arms at chest level, elbows and knees slightly bent, and don’t grab for things as you fall (cling onto the rope at your harness if you must grab something!)
▪️ Think soft- don’t brace your ankles or knees

Enjoy the Ocun Lead League and remember your BUDDY CHECKS before each and every climb!🧗🏾‍♀️

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We hope you’re ready to rumble with some funky FRESH lead routes…because the 2024 Ocun Lead League has arrived 🤩

Brush up on the competition rules (also available in the scorecard) and come on down to the gym to tackle round one’s routes from 5pm today ⏰

Log your scores at the link in our link tree and submit by midnight on Sunday each week, and note that the scorecard link will remain the same for the duration of the competition 🏆

Good luck, have fun and email marketing@cityrock.co.za if you need any assistance!

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Ever felt the thrill of a coming whip, only to fear that your belayer will whip too or get pulled straight through the first draw because they have less heft than you?!😨🫣

Cue the Edelrid Ohm - an assisted-braking resistor that increases rope friction during a fall, letting a featherweight belayer hold onto a heavyweight climber without breaking a sweat!🪶

Here’s how it works: 

▪️ Thread your rope into the Ohm
▪️ Clip it onto your harness (like a quickdraw)
▪️ Clip it into the first bolt

If you don’t own one yet, you can borrow one from our front desk - so there’s no excuse not to join in on our Ocún Lead League starting next week!

Haven’t taken the leap from top rope to lead? Book a Lead Course with our team and learn the skills to clip your way to the top – sign up at the link in our bio!

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If you fancy yourself a pebble-wrestler, you’ve got to be prepared to spend as much time falling as you do climbing, and that means it's essential that you learn how to fall safely! 

The key to safe punting is doing everything you can to protect your head, neck and joints (shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles) ❤️‍🩹 Here are a few tips to bear in mind that will help to fend off those nasty injuries: 

● If possible, try to bend your knees and land on your feet
● As you land, tuck in your chin and arms and let yourself roll onto your back
● Keep your neck engaged and chin to your chest to protect your spine
● Avoid extending your arms and sticking your hands out (that’s a one-way ticket to ouchie town)

Of course, you can’t always predict freak falls or control your landing, but following the above steps and having a skilled spotter will go a long way in keeping you climbing safely and free of injuries 💪

Want some hands-on guidance? Book a Bouldering Introduction Course with our team and learn all about safe falling, spotting and more – sign up at bit.ly/PTAcourses 🔥

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Clip and whip your way to victory in the upcoming Ocún Lead League! 🥳

Running from 6 May to 2 June, we’ll be enjoying four fun-filled rounds of sending with a brand-new set of 12 lead routes to tackle each week 🔥

Round 1: 6 – 12 May
Round 2: 13 – 19 May
Round 3: 20 – 26 May
Round 4: 27 May – 2 June

Push your limits, climb your heart out and submit your scores online each week and you could WIN some lekker goodies 🏆

Keep your eyes on our social pages for all the details and the scorecard link closer to the comp! 

If you’d like to join the fun but don’t yet have your CityROCK lead tag, now’s the time to book yourself a lead climbing course! Simply visit bit.ly/PTAcourses to get all the information and book your session 👌

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Monthly Events at CityROCK Pretoria.

BringABuddy

Bring a Buddy

Are you a CityROCK member and know someone who’s chalk and callus free?
Each member can bring 1 non-member for FREE on the first Wednesday of every month. Gear rental excluded.

Beginner Boot Camp

Completed the Introduction Course? Got your belay tag? Take the next step by joining us for a Beginner Boot Camp on the first Monday of every month between 6 and 7pm! 💪

A few of our gym and route setting team members will be taking you through reading routes and boulder problems, fixing classic beginner mistakes, improving your movement techniques, warming up, cooling down and so much more 🌟

Please note that booking is required (click the book button for your branch, below). The session is free for members, with regular day pass rates for non-members.

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Half-Price Student Day

Pretoria
Every Friday –  Half price student day passes

Our half-price Student Days are getting even better with FREE gear rental! You read that right – all students who show us proof of studies* can get 50% off the day pass AND not have to pay for gear rental 🎁

Come on down to climb more, for less 😉

*Please note that student cards are not accepted as valid proof of studies; please bring along an official registration letter from your institution. Registration emails, screenshots and photocopies are all a-okay👌

Pretoria
Upcoming events:

May

Hangboard Workshop – 15 May

Ocun Lead League
Round 1: 6 – 12 May
Round 2: 13 – 19 May
Round 3: 20 – 26 May
Round 4: 27 May – 2 June

Beginners’ Crag Day – Strubens – 25 May

June

Annual Price increase – 1 June


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Clip and whip your way to victory in the upcoming Ocún Lead League! 🥳

Running from 6 May to 2 June, we’ll be enjoying four fun-filled rounds of sending with a brand-new set of 12 lead routes to tackle each week 🔥

Round 1: 6 – 12 May
Round 2: 13 – 19 May
Round 3: 20 – 26 May
Round 4: 27 May – 2 June

Push your limits, climb your heart out and submit your scores online each week and you could WIN some lekker goodies 🏆

Keep your eyes on our social pages for all the details and the scorecard link closer to the comp! 

If you’d like to join the fun but don’t yet have your CityROCK lead tag, now’s the time to book yourself a lead climbing course! Simply visit bit.ly/PTAcourses  to get all the information and book your session 👌


pta may hangboard workshop

Are you looking to strengthen those fingers fro some indoor (or outdoor) crushing?

Date: Wednesday 15 May
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Place: CityROCK Pretoria (meet at the hangboards by the boulder section)

Join us to learn how to prevent common climbing injuries and how to manage hang boarding sessions.

Spots are limited – book yours below and bring along a resistance band!

As usual, the workshop is free for members, with regular day pass rates for non-members.


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Dive into the world of outdoor Sport Climbing with our Beginner’s Crag Day! Top ropes will be set up on a range of routes so that everyone can have a taste of real rock.

Date: 25 May 2024
Time: 9am to 3pm
Meeting place: Strubens Valley parking lot
Waiver: Complete the outdoor waiver.

What to bring: Harness*, climbing shoes*, helmet*, lunch, water, sunblock and a cap.

*Can be rented from CityROCK Johannesburg or CityROCK Pretoria.

Find out more about Strubens Valley!

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Stay healthy and get in shape the fun way with Climb Fit at CityROCK 💪

Starting next week, join passionate climber Mehnert Engelbrecht in the upstairs gym on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm & 6:30 to 7:30pm for a kettlebell class that will get your body moving, blood pumping and endorphins flowing 🔥

These sessions are free for members, with regular day pass rates for non-members – try something new and thank yourself later!


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Welcome all fitness freaks!!! CityROCK Pretoria is proud to present a new fitness class to all members and non-members!!

Come get fit with us with our HIIT and mobility training sessions!
Join us at CityROCK Pretoria on Thursday evenings @ 18:00 – 19:00, starting on the 1st February 2024! Join our instructors, Tharanya and Rochelle, as they take you through new mobility warm ups and HIIT trainging sessions every week!

Our team is dedicated to fitness and healthy lifetsyles and we want to help our fellow climbers get fit together!

There is no booking required, if you would you like to bring your own yoga mat you are more than welcome to! Everything else will be provided!