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CityROCK Observatory rocks
Get ready to rock at CityROCK indoor climbing gym in Cape Town. With hundreds of routes, overhanging climbing sections and over 450m² of climbing area, the indoor climbing gym is the largest of its kind in South Africa.
Strapped into a climbing harness with metres of vertical horizon before you, your first instinct is to keep both feet firmly on the ground. But once you’ve taken the first step up onto the first of many colourful landing spots that jut out from the ‘rock’ surface you feel a sense of power. An overwhelming determination to climb and keep climbing sets in and you’re off to reach your own personal summit.
Indoor climbing is sure to get your blood pumping and your muscles working. If you’re a novice climber, make sure you don’t make any plans that involve too much moving around in the days to come after your first climb.
After years of neglect, those climbing muscles will be stiff the next day and while at first you may be cursing your newfound love of heights, the adrenalin and sense of accomplishment after a climb will have you going back for more each week.
Climbing is a popular form of rock climbing performed on artificial structures that, in a controlled environment, attempts to mimic the experience of real rock climbing. If you’re thinking of doing the real thing and climbing your way up Table Mountain, this is a great way to practice before you take the plunge.
CityROCK in Cape Town has separate adult and kids bouldering caves, which ensure that all ages can climb comfortably at their own pace.
The indoor climbing arena in Cape Town also offers expert climbing advice, as well as introductory courses, outdoor courses, gear shop, yoga, corporate teambuilding, kids programs and birthday parties.
The indoor climbing gym in Cape Town is open on Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays between 9am and 6pm. The centre is also open on public holidays from 10am to 6pm.
An adult day pass will cost you R100, student day pass R80, and kids (under 18) day pass R75. Gear rental for the day will cost an additional R60.
21 Anson Street (corner of Collingwood Road in Observatory)
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