Indoor climbing has recently become the latest go-to trend sport.
No longer an outdoorsy pastime for extreme mountain climbers, indoor bouldering centres have become increasingly popular over the past 2 years, opening doors across SA for those who wish to get a work-out away from the norm of a regular gym or sport.
The growing number of centres have also opened climbing up to a mainstream audience since they offer beginner to advanced walls. Not to mention, scrambling up a wall also has the added benefit of being exercise without feeling like exercise. Plus, since no two climbs are the same, it’s a mental workout too!
Here's a list of the best Indoor Climbing Centre’s in SA
CityROCK, Paarden Island, Cape Town – Climbing alone? Stay strong and motivated with the CityROCK’s auto-belay routes. Or level up in the large bouldering area, equipped with a range of challenging problems for every style of climbing.
HangTime, Pinelands, Cape Town – Experience the thrill of climbing at HangTime’s two Cape Town climbing gyms. With custom-built walls, dedicated bouldering areas, and top-end training facilities, there’s something for everyone.
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CityROCK, Fonteinbleau, Randburg, Gauteng - The biggest indoor climbing gym in Africa, CityROCK Johannesburg isn’t just a regular gym – it’s a world-class fitness facility. The gym boasts 2,000m² of high wall climbing; 124 top rope anchors and 9 automatic belay walls.
Friends & Allies, Strydompark, Randburg, Johannesburg - Made in a Workshop provided by Scallywags, this climbing facility aims to be the grooviest gym in the city. Pop in for some amazing community and awesome climbing.
The Climbing Barn, Pretoria East - Pretoria's #1 Indoor rocking climbing gym. Come experience the healthy & fun indoor fitness adventure for all. Join The Climbing Barn’s rock-climbing family and take part in challenges to become a better climber.
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