City Rock

If you're looking to do some yoga, shop for some awesome gear, and most importantly, engage in some rad indoor wall climbing, then CityROCK Johannesburg is definitely the right place for you. This is the perfect place to start rock climbing especially if you have never done it before. With the aesthetic design and sheer height of the colourful walls, you will leave a climbing addict. Did we mention they serve great coffee? It's simply the best, you must go try it!

Wonderwall Climbing Gym

Whether you are a climbing expert or a shy beginner, Wonderwall Climbing Gym is suitable for anyone and everyone. Offering thrilling 500m2 of indoor climbing walls with both top-rope and lead facilities with routes graded from 13-27, gear rentals, change rooms and so much more, pop in any day from Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays and public holidays) and have yourself a day to remember. 

Soul Adventures

Take it to the extreme and partake in some hardcore rock climbing. Alright, it's only hardcore because it's outdoor, but other than that, do not be alarmed. Join Soul Adventures to get both the physical and mental satisfaction of climbing all the way to the top. And if you're an adrenaline junky, this is definitely something for you. Be one of the few people who can say, 'hey, I climbed Kilimanjaro.' How freaking awesome is that?

East Rand Climbing Gym

Take it back indoors at the East Rand Climbing Gym located in Benoni. Imagine conquering your climbing fears in a vibrant and social atmosphere with great music and intense but worthwhile personal training? Well, stop imagining and go check it out for yourself! To top it off, the gym also offers outdoor rock climbing trips to Waterfall Boven, Swinburne, Harrismith and other popular crags around South Africa - but only on Saturdays.

Bounce Inc.

Sure, everyone loves Bounce Inc. for their trampolines but did you know they also have climbing facilities? Booyah! Join Clip 'n Climb exclusive to Bounce Inc. in Fourways. Best for those who want to experience the extreme thrill of rock climbing but with safety and fun as the top priority. This is the easiest and most accessible rock climbing experience for beginners, and it's great for extreme climbers looking for a new challenge. But don't take our word for it, go conquer the world for yourself.

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