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Address: 21 Anson Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 447 1326
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Nice indoor fun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Essack M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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
Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our visit was due to a fantastic Groupon deal that we purchased. The children loved it and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The down side was that the children were limited to two Rock Climbing areas as they needed to hire an instructor @ R170 to utilize the rest of the facility. I feel that it could have been made more affordable... More 

Thank alexwyn710
Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My daughter and her friends loved it. We could not have chosen a more perfect venue for her birthday party. Very well organized and extremely safety conscious. The staff is accommodating and very friendly. It is safe and clean. Thank you! P.S. I had the best and biggest cappuccino.

Thank Lourensriver
Edmonton, Canada
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56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent two days climbing in this awesome gym in Obz. Such a cool boulder area with awesome and challenging problems! Lots of variety for top Ropes and lead climbs as well! Go check it out!

Thank Jipsy13
Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great experience and we come there as one of the tourist attractions, which we really enjoyed. Also was nice to have a hot shower afterwards to continue with our crazy holidays :)

Thank EA_Oussov
Cape Town
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302 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

a friend and i took our kids and they had a ball. the kids were challenged to get to greater heights. it was a great way for the kids to have fun and get some exercise as well. a great place when the weather is not so great.

Thank TravelFeetZA
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

If you have active kids then this is a great place to go. We spent 2 hours there and they had a ball. For Dad it was great too, just fitness levels can impeded the time spent. Wish there was a short visit price rather a daily only.

Thank Warren M
Cape Town, South Africa
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147 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My children, aged 10 and 12 years, have been climbing at City Rock for the past 5 years and are excited to visit each time. We spend many hours there while they climb and explore their inner strengths and weaknesses. I would recommend it to anyone. Great value for money as well. The instructors are helpful and friendly and really... More 

1 Thank Bernadette A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

My wife, her brother and I found out about this activity off a search on TripAdvisor when we were already in Cape Town. We had our 8 month daughter with us which made for its own fun as she screamed ecstatically a lot more than the rest of us! About 10 minutes drive from the city centre. We called a... More 

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