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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is an adventure activity in which a person will climb up, over, and across natural rock formations either to reach the top of the peak or rock face, or the end of pre-determined route.

Rock climbing can be done on both vertical faces of rock, such as mountain cliffs, or on peaks where the aim is usually to reach the apex of the peak. Climbing organisations can provide you with a list of climbing courses and routes to suit your level of experience.

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Rock Climbing South Africa
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Rock climbing is an adventure activity in which a person will climb up, over, and across natural rock formations either to reach the top of the peak or rock face, or the end of pre-determined route.

Rock climbing can be done on both vertical faces of rock, such as mountain cliffs, or on peaks where the aim is usually to reach the apex of the peak. Climbing organisations can provide you with a list of climbing courses and routes to suit your level of experience.

Rock climbing is a very demanding sport that will test both your mental and physical limits. It can be dangerous and the use of appropriate equipment, as well as knowledge and experience of correct climbing techniques is essential.

There are a few terms that relate to rock climbing and are important to know. Scrambling, for instance, is when a person’s hands are used merely for balance, whereas during climbing the hands are used to hold the person’s weight.

Bouldering is a type of rock climbing that is usually done without a rope, over a short climb, so that if a person falls they will not be seriously injured. It is usually done over large boulders, at the bottom of a large face of rock, and even on some buildings. Bouldering is often done to show off as the climbing requires great physical strength, and there are often a number of difficult obstacles in the way. Traditional rock climbing, on the other hand, is more a test of endurance and the route is much simpler.

Mountaineering refers to the act of climbing mountains in general, and includes activities such as walking, hiking, rock climbing, and bouldering, among others. The chosen route can be over rock, snow or ice, with each of these requiring specific, tools, knowledge and experience in order to keep the climb safe.

There are a number of training centres that offer qualified rock climbing courses, and will provide you with the necessary equipment. Most centres offer training for groups of any size, including large groups such as at corporate events. There are also a number of shops that specialise in rock climbing gear.

Rock Climbing South Africa Operators

De Pakhuys - Cederberg

De Pakhuys offers nature lovers and adventure seekers alike the opportunity to experience the Cederberg by bouldering in Rocklands. De Pakhuys chalets and campsite are located right in the middle of the world-famous Rocklands climbing area. Our own climbing area was originally developed in 2005 by a team of Austrians incl. Klem Loskot. Offering a big range and variety of bouldering, including...

Ground Zero Adventures - Quad Biking Dullstroom - Mpumalanga

Set in the picturesque hills of Dunkeld Country and Equestrian Estate, Ground Zero Dullstroom offers its visitors a country experience like no other. Explore the farmlands and forests on a breath-taking quad bike tour, scale a mountain for awe-inspiring views on a rock climbing and abseiling adventure or relax in the valley with some soothing trout fishing. Surrounded by rolling hills and crisp...

Itchyfeet SA - Rock Climbing - Free State|Drakensberg

This would be the real thing, nothing artificial about it – on real rock, with real rubber on your feet, chalk on your hands, you choose what you want to climb and you are in charge of belaying. If we cannot offer it on these terms, we will not go there in the first place. The climbing on offer is mostly sport climbing. Our specialities are Swinburne and Eagle Mountain (near Harrismith) in as...

Roc 'n Rope Adventures - Mpumalanga|Gauteng

Any time spent in the wilds of Africa can only do good things for the mind and soul. If you combine that with exhilarating vertical fun, there can surely be nothing better? Our team will kit you up, train you up and get you on the rocks – all from our central location in the heart of the South African rock climbing mecca. Apart from our climbing shop and rental service, you can choose from and...

Soul Adventures - Gauteng

Rock Climbing in Gauteng with Soul Adventures is like that hot zesty spice that adds flavour to life. Our extensive climbing experience makes Soul Adventures the foremost experts on Rock Climbing in South Africa. We pride ourselves on our committed and professional guides and instructors, dedicated to ensuring that your Rock Climbing experience exceeds your expectations! Rock Climbing is - is...

The Climbing Barn - Gauteng

Warning: Climbing is inherently a dangerous sport. At The Climbing Barn we strive to minimize this risk by providing a safe, friendly and fun experience for anyone, of any age, who is keen to experience the adrenaline packed sport of rock climbing. The Climbing Barn offers a wide range of comprehensive courses and coaching by our team of certified guides and professional climbers. We cater for...

Venture Forth International - Guided Hiking - Cederberg

Explore the high peaks and hidden secrets of the rugged Cederberg mountain paradise with a qualified, registered mountain guide. We offer various trekking options, ranging from moderate day hikes to multi-day overnight trips. Both classic backpacking, with camping in the wild, and lodge-based slackpacking tours are available. For the more extreme explorer, there is a range of activities to choose...

Venture Forth International - Rock Climbing - Cape Town

Table Mountain offers rock climbers of all abilities world-class routes on high quality rock. The famous Mother City landmark itself offers inspiring traditional (“trad”) multi-pitch climbing and the surrounding crags of the Peninsula offers exceptional bolted sport climbing in scenic areas. The sport climbing is mostly single-pitch, but some multi-pitch routes are available. Table Mountain...