City Rock, Randburg
If adrenalin, adventure and getting fit are your thing, you need to head your toned butt over to City Rock, Randburg.
The massive climbing gym is colourful and brightly lit, with welcoming staff and delicious coffee. You can also expect a bouldering section, yoga studio, stretch area and compact gym. They offer day passes and memberships and after I did my introductory climbing course (R230), it wasn’t long before I signed up to go full-time.
I can tell you that I’ve never really been excited about going to a gym but after experiencing the thrill of the 16m high walls and actually making it to the top, climbing is something I think about regularly and get amped about doing again. It’s an absolute FULL BODY workout.
With a range of rates for students, children and adults, it’s a place everyone can enjoy. Do note though that in order for kids to enjoy a day at City Rock, it’s best to book the birthday party package as the staff will manage the ropes, otherwise parents need to supervise.
Gear rental is available and there is an incredible gear shop for serious climbers. It can get pricey renting gear and paying for the day pass each time so if you want to take your climbing to the next level, I would definitely recommend switching your regular gym membership for a City Rock one :). The atmosphere is super relaxed, friendly and everyone is encouraging. If this sounds like your vibe and you’re a hippy at heart, you will feel more than welcome.
Visit the City Rock website for more info on the courses offered, rates and membership packages. There is also a Cape Town branch, hooray!
Phone Joburg: +27 010 007 2732
Phone Cape Town: +27 021 447 1326
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