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The Climbing Barn

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14km from Faerie Glen

-25.7997, 28.4109

Moderate, Grade 10-30, Suitable for children

+27 82 335 3220


Just to the east of Pretoria, this popular gym has something for everyone, with about 50 lead and top-rope routes ranging from very easy to extreme on about 450m2 of vertical and overhanging walls. The routes are changed regularly to keep you on your toes and there’s a large bouldering wall upstairs that is suitable for novice climbers.

Beginners’ classes, climbing courses and coaching for beginners through to experts are all on offer, and there are regular outings to local crags. The instructors will also devise structured training programmes for those wanting to push their grades and there are ladies nights twice a month, when the gals get free coaching.

The shop carries a good range of climbing gear and gear is available for hire. The facility also has showers.

Hours are 4pm to 9pm Monday to Friday; 10am to 8pm on Saturday; and 10am to 6pm Sundays and public holidays.

Head east on Lynwood Road until you cross Hans Strijdom Drive. Carry on down Lynwood for another 5,2 kilometres until you reach the Boschkop turnoff, where you turn left (there is a shopping centre on the right). Continue for 2,8 kilometres (past Mooiplaats) to the Tarentaal dirt road, turn left and carry on for 1,4 kilometres to a T-junction. Turn left and you will see The Climbing Barn on the right after 500 metres.




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