Friends and Allies: Your Gateway to the Climbing Community


Friends and Allies (FA) isn’t your average gym. It’s a space built by and for passionate climbers, a place where the “tender senders” (those still mastering the basics) and the “dirty doers” (experienced climbers) can train together, build skills, and forge a connection with the climbing community.  Here, the focus is clear: cultivate your climbing skills indoors so you can conquer the outdoors with confidence.

A Welcoming Space for All Climbers

Climbing is a sport that thrives on diversity, and Friends and Allies reflects that. It’s a place where people from all walks of life come together to challenge themselves physically and mentally, all while fostering a sense of camaraderie. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or just starting out, they provide a supportive environment to push your limits and have fun in the process.

Cutting-Edge Climbing Facilities

Friends and Allies boasts some of the best climbing facilities in South Africa. The centerpiece is their massive spray wall, the biggest in the country, offering endless routes and challenges for climbers of all skill levels. But that’s not all!

Get ready to push your limits on their unique campus board, a testament to the gym’s innovative spirit (they built it themselves!). They also have a competition-styled training wall, hangboards, and a variety of training tools to help you reach your climbing goals.

Home of Scallywags Climbing

Climbers are a special breed, often described as mischievous and adventurous. That’s exactly the spirit that Scallywags Climbing, a climbing and training product brand, embodies.  As the home of Scallywags, Friends and Allies offers climbers access to top-notch gear that reflects their adventurous spirit.

The Spark Cafe: Fueling Climbers and Creativity

Nestled within the Made In Workshop, The Spark Cafe acts as the heart of  Friends and Allies. It’s more than just a place to grab a coffee and a bite. This vibrant cafe serves as a meeting point, a space where climbers, makers, and even strangers come together to share stories, fuel their passions, and forge new connections.  The Spark Cafe mirrors the creative spirit of its patrons by offering a menu that’s as innovative and diverse as the people who frequent it.

Ready to Join the Fun?

Friends and Allies offers a variety of options to fit your climbing needs. Their Day Pass gives you full access to the gym and the Omsight Studio for a day, allowing you to explore all they have to offer. 

Student Day Pass: For students and kids only, this pass gives full-day access to the Friends and Allies Gym and Omsight Studio. Price: R135.

Adult Day Pass: For adults only, this pass also provides full-day access to the Friends and Allies Gym and Omsight Studio. Price: R155.

For More Information 

Details: 10 Naaf Street, Randburg | 066 506 0828.

Visit their Facebook page or Instagram page for more information.

So, ditch the ordinary gym routine and head to Friends and Allies. It’s a place where passion, community, and a love for climbing come together to create an unforgettable experience.

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