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Address: 21 Anson Street | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 447 1326
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Indoor climbing at CityROCK is a fun way of exercising in a safe and...

Indoor climbing at CityROCK is a fun way of exercising in a safe and vibrant environment. Climbing is not about sitting on a treadmill for what feels like hours - each climb is different and will challenge you every time both physically and mentally.

Our climbing facilities include a large bouldering area (bouldering is climbing 3-4m high without a rope) and high walls for roped climbing.

We cater to many different audiences - from first-time kids to experienced outdoor climbers, and everyone in between.

CityROCK is more than just a climbing gym, it is where like-minded people meet and share their passion for climbing.

Our coffee shop area has a relaxed vibe and is the ideal place to meet friends, climbing partners and make plans for your next trip. Free Wi-Fi makes it a great spot to interact through your social media network, while having coffee, chatting, or browsing through climbing magazines and route guides.

We also cater for children's birthday parties and corporate events. We have a well-established yoga studio that caters for a variety of yoga styles, and we also offer various climbing training courses for kids and adults alike.

Our operating hours are: Mon/Wed 09:00-21:00, Tue/Thur 09:00-22:00, Fri 09:00-19:00, Sat/Sun 09:00-18:00, Pub Holidays 10:00-18:00

CityROCK is also the home of the finest specialist outdoor gear shop in the country. We stock a variety of top local and international brands and our friendly staff will be able to assist you in kitting up with the best gear for your next adventure.

We pride ourselves on service excellence and our staff is always available to assist in any way.

So why not give us a call or pop in and try it out, you are never too old or too young to try something new.

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Great way to keep the kids entertained

Our 5 & 7 year old boys love coming here. It's a great place to keep them entertained for a couple of hours. There's so much to climb and they cater for all climbing abilities... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

....around Table Mountain and climbing outdoors is merely impossible this is a great place to crank a few lines. At CityRock you could easily spend a half day with friends. When supervised by an adult kids will have a lot of fun exploring and trying out a few easy climbs - they offer intro-classes. Various intresting routes. Rental opportunity for... More 

Thank inhale-exhale321
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Our recent visit is our second time and second time disappointed. The staff are very rude from the get go. They make you feel very uncomfortable and make you understand you're not welcome. They are very unhelpful.

Thank kobusk172
CityROCK, Manager at CityROCK Indoor Climbing, responded to this review

Hi Kobus We are sorry that you had a bad experience. We instill a strong sense of customer service in our staff and are surprised that you did not receive friendly and helpful service as we only hire staff who genuinely care about climbing and about helping others. We hope that you will visit us in the future and allow... More 

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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful way to spend time with the kids. We went on a Friday afternoon and it wasn't too busy. The kids were up and down the climbing walls for ages and they just couldn't get enough. Will certainly make this a regular stop when in Cape Town.

Thank Craig B
Harare, Zimbabwe
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to go with kids! We had loads of fun. Booking was done smoothly via email and staff members are helpful and kind. We had two instructors and they were helpful. Kids age : 7 and 12.

Thank Jayoung W
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Our 5 & 7 year old boys love coming here. It's a great place to keep them entertained for a couple of hours. There's so much to climb and they cater for all climbing abilities. Everything is indoors, so it doesn't matter what the weather is like.

Thank 1saintgp
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

CityRock is one of the best rock climbing gyms in South Africa. Not only do they have a great climbing facility with a wide variety of climbing routes as well as a BRILLIANT bouldering cave, they are also home to the Mountain Mail Order climbing shop and have a wide variety of Sport and Trad equipment at reasonable prices. The... More 

Thank Evan B
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

My eight years old daughter is keen on climbing, she also has classes every week in Poland where we live so she was happy to try climbing in different place. She was one of two person that were climbing that time, although, staff was uncaring, when I asked for something they looked very bored they have to work. Shop well... More 

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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

First timer. A bit concealed if you don't have a Garmin. But once we found it the place looks small but has many walls to climb from beginners to experiences. The reception explains everything you need to do so you don't get lost. Once you have completed all the electronic forms you get your equipment and on your way. The... More 

Thank Colin D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This is a good place for a few hours of fun. Be prepared to sweat, because indoor climbing is tough. Kids had a great time. There are walls for more experienced climbers, so beginners may find options a bit limited. Found this to be a bit pricey, but lots of fun.

Thank Essack M
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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Very nice activity for a rainy day we had. Was nice to climb on our own although you definitely need some good arm strength as an adult haha. Overall would definitely go back and recommend it :)

1 Thank Nicole C

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