Rock Climbing in Strubens Valley, Johannesburg

Posted by Zaid August 4, 2014 0 Comment 2940 views

I spent a day rock climbing in Strubens Valley with MCSA Johannesburg. The site is on public property but you need to pay R20 to the car guard for secure parking on a stand that leads to the crags.

Getting to Strubens Valley is very easy. The site is located just behind Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort. It’s a 35 minute drive from central Johannesburg.

You can find driving directions and further information on the site here: http://www.climbing.co.za/wiki/Strubens_Valley

It’s only a 5 minute walk on a slight incline from the car park to the climbing area.

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The site has a variety of climbing routes ranging from grades 5 – 27, from easy to moderate difficulty. The routes are mostly between 6 to 10 meters high and most have been bolted for sports climbing.

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You’ll also have a good view of the Westrand and Clearwater Mall from this east-facing route. It’s hot in the mornings as the sun only moves behind the cliff face after mid-day.

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Strubens Valley is an enjoyable climbing venue in Johannesburg. It’s a good, nearby place to practice and perfect your climbing skills.

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Just remember to bring your own drinks and snacks. There are no facilities available on site. And always remember to pack out your trash.

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