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Rock Climbing & Wall Climbing

Depending on the height of the wall/rock and the size of the group, this experience takes anything from 2 and half hours to three hours.

Name of venue Strubens Valley, Johannesburg

Information courtesy of Grant Rens and www.climb.co.za

A brief summary of venue This is a small crag near Johannesburg with an astonishing number of climbs – over 100 short sports routes and the odd trad line. Access is easy and grades range from easy to moderate, making it ideal for beginners and for training.  It’s usually quite busy on weekends.
Permit/ permission info The crag is on public land, Impact Adventure Africa has a concession for the use of the climbs, but it is also open to the public.
Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg The crag is situated in Roodepoort on the West Rand about half an hour’s drive from the general Randburg, Sandton area.
Parking information Parking is 5 minutes’ walk below the crag. It is situated on Witwatersrand Road in the Strubens Valley area. There is an MCSA sponsored car guard with a panic button and security company support present on weekends and public holidays. Parking cost R 20 per vehicle. This fee is not included in the guide fee from Impact Adventure Africa.
Info on a walk in It’s a 5-minute uphill walk to the crag.
Accommodation None available.  This is a day crag.
Availability of water for drinking There is no drinking water available at the crag So please bring your own refreshments.
Climbing information Strubens Valley consists of an upper and lower sector which have over 60 bolted and some trad lines between them:

· Routes on the lower band are generally short with plenty of bolts, making it an excellent beginners’ crag.

· Among the Upper band crags, those that are overhanging at the base generally host the most strenuous and highest (though never higher than 12 meters) routes.  Some of the lines on this band are traditional climbs.

Being almost east facing, the crag sees some sunlight in the morning but is usually shaded in the afternoon.

Child friendly Generally this is a child friendly venue, but it is only a rock-strewn hillside, so some care needs to be taken and children will have to be kept entertained.