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Boasting a range of angles, shapes and dimensions, our walls are designed with passion and detail to allow for wide variety in our routes.
GETTING STARTED: COURSESLearn the ropesThe Starter Course will teach you the basics – how to use standard climbing gear as well as essential rope skills. We will teach you climbing techniques and introduce you to the challenges of problem solving and roped climbing.
SCHOLAR MASTER CLASSAt Southern Rock, we believe that we have the right ingredients to get any climber to achieve their climbing goals in a supervised, fun and cost effective manner. To achieve this we have created the Southern Rock Master Class, which aims to deliver high quality and affordable coaching to all members of the KZN climbing community. Our Master Class program draws on our expertise, passion and history in climbing, enabling us to provide a personalized and monitored program for each participant.
COACHINGSchools, groups, individuals and more …Whether you want to learn basic techniques to get you started or train your school team to produce 2020 Olympians, Southern Rock has a team of experienced coaches ready to put together a programme for your needs. We cater for private coaching and groups, at your facility or ours. If you want to take your climbing to the next level give us a call or pop by to chat. Enquire now
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- The Southern Rock Gear Store stocks regular and specialised outdoor and climbing gear, clothing and training aids. Our staff will assist you to find exactly what you need.
- Monday 11AM–9PM Tuesday 11AM–10PM Wednesday 11AM–9PM Thursday 11AM–10PM Friday 10AM–5PM Saturday 9AM–5PM Sunday 9AM–5PM
- Southern Rock is closed on: 25 December 1 January Easter Saturday and Sunday
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SOUTHERN ROCK CLIMBING CLUB
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The Southern Rock Climbing Club (SRCC) appeals to those who don’t have climbing offered at their schools as well as to existing school club members who want additional gym time to train and compete with others. Club members can train for a discounted quarterly (term) fee on Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons from 2–5pm. Coaching is offered on a Thursday afternoon and is included in the SRCC fee. Fee: R300 annual fee. This fee includes affiliation fees for KZN Climbing and the South African National Climbing Federation (SANCF) as all climbers who wish to compete in competitions regulated by KZN Climbing/SANCF are required to be members of these two bodies. The quarterly (term) fee for the SRCC is R450. Please note: These fees only apply to SRCC times and are separate from Southern Rock fees.
What is bouldering?
Take rock climbing and strip it down to its bare essence: You and a small number of defined moves to solve a physical puzzle (the route). No ropes, no harness. A mat beneath you, chalk and a pair of climbing shoes. You set your own pace and difficulty level. Physical and mental satisfaction guaranteed.
Boasting a range of angles, shapes and dimensions, our walls are designed with passion and detail to allow for wide variety in our routes. From vertical to overhanging, our wave, prow and 30-degree walls will keep you entertained.
It all began with a dream of outrageous curves and angles and capturing them into CAD. Over 8 tonnes of steel beams would be ordered to provide the safe and solid backbone of Southern Rock. The frame was assembled like a large model kit and securely attached to the floor.
Once the solid framework was securely in place, the cladding began. More than 100 large panels were shaped, drilled to hold T-nuts, treated, painted and carefully “wrapped” over the frame before being securely attached. Southern Rock’s walls boast unique curves as the wood bends in more than one direction.
Finally, the joins were sealed and the walls were ready to go. At Southern Rock we value the rubber on your climbing shoes, so our walls do not have unnecessary coarse coatings that waste your precious rubber.
Safety comes first at Southern Rock.
We spared no expense on our floors. Custom high-density foam was made to spec to cushion your every fall and give you the freedom to try your heart out for that next hold. Our 0.5m thick floors are made up of three layers of foam: 360mm of low-density laminated to 115mm of high-density covered by an additional 25mm of closed-cell snugly glued to a custom polyurethane covering. The result is firm and forgiving fall protection. It’s so comfortable that the couch is neglected.
At Southern Rock we take great pride in the quality and range of our routes, which can only be as good as the holds we use. We use a range of holds that are both imported and manufactured locally. These are carefully chosen to look after your hands and fingers and to allow for the best route setting.
The M6 Treadwall is based on 20 years of design and research into the rotating climbing wall. For fun and serious training, the past two decades have seen the treadwall put to multiple uses throughout the world.
Cross training in particular has never been easier. Lower the Treadwall to the full -12 degree overhanging angle and work all the muscles in your arms, shoulders and core at once. Change the angle to +12 degree slab angle and get your hips, legs, core and balance dialled to perfection. Find the most comfortable angle for you and get a continuous aerobic burn everywhere, at once.
TOP-ROPE AUTO BELAYS
So, you want to climb some of our longer routes but don’t have a belayer …
At Southern Rock we have two Top-Rope Auto Belays, which allow you to climb to the top of the wall and give you a safe descent every time. Chat to our staff that will help set you up. You can rent a harness if you don’t have one.
THE GUN ROOM
Want to take your climbing to the next level? Southern Rock has the perfect solution hidden in our back room just for you.
Boating various campus rungs, pull-up bars, finger boards, TRX systems and more, our Gun Room will meet your every training need.
Let the kids climb the wall (so you don’t have to)! Hire the venue for a party full of fun along with climbing-related games and activities.
The Southern Rock Gear Store stocks regular and specialised outdoor and climbing gear, clothing and training aids. Our staff will assist you to find exactly what you need.