Introduction to sport climbing  

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.

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  

Skill level: Beginner

Duration: 2 full days

               (usually Saturday & Sunday)

Minimum numbers: 2 persons

Maximum numbers: 8 persons


R2175.00 per person


Instructor and equipment

Public liability insurance

Cape Town City area transport if required



Additional transport

Meals or accommodation

Personal, medical or rescue insurance

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