Introduction to sport climbing  

What is sport climbing?


Where most people start when taking up rock climbing: sport climbing routes are protected by pre-placed stainless steel bolts for protection and is less gear intensive and far less overwhelming than traditional climbing to the novice.


Sport climbing routes are often short "single-pitch" routes which also allows for non-intimidating "top-roping" of routes. Anyone can learn sport climbing and our instructors will keep you safe and make sure you have fun!

Who should do this course?


Any person wishing to take up rock climbing as a sport or any sport climber who needs a skills refresher.


The course is run at accessible venues with plenty of easy and moderate routes to practise your new skills and we’ll teach you everything you need to know to start sport climbing safely on your own or with your friends.


Topics covered include: ropework, equipment, natural and bolted anchor set-ups, knots, single-pitch climbing, top-roping, abseiling, belaying, cleaning, route finding and guidebooks, lead climbing, climbing techniques, crag etiquette, safety and basic emergency procedures.


We’ll supply all the equipment you need and give you plenty of toys to try out during the course so that you can make informed choices when you do decide to buy your own kit.

Participant requirements:


The course is open to any reasonably healthy and physically capable person over the age of 16. Courses for younger participants can be arranged on request.

  Course overview  


Instructor and equipment

Public liability insurance

Cape Town City area transport if required



Additional transport

Meals or accommodation

Personal, medical or rescue insurance

Skill level: Beginner

Duration: 2 full days

               (usually Saturday & Sunday)

Minimum numbers: 2 persons

Maximum numbers: 8 persons

R2175.00 per person


Learn to climb with certified instructors on real rock over two full days of training and fun. A comprehensive course to get you climbing safely outdoors on your own with your friends.

Mountains of


Unit 3 Peter Park, c/o Montague Drive & Marconi Rd, Montague Gardens, 7441 Cape Town, South Africa


Hours: Weekdays 08:00 - 16:00

Phone: +27 21 555 3864

Mobile: +27 84 700 2867 (Guiding bookings)




Click here for MAP to our office


P O Box 60314 Table View 7439, Cape Town, ZA