You’ve seen people scaling vertical or overhanging rock faces, you’ve been climbing with a friend at a local climbing gym, and now you want to get onto rock and see what it is all about. The Section offers an introductory course to rock climbing at Strubens Valley, in the West of Joburg, where one can learn some basics of rock climbing and get to touch real rock for the first time. If that grabs you, there is a follow on course in the Magaliesberg over a weekend, where things get serious.

If the dates do not suit you, or you want individual or small group training, there are a number of professional trainers and guides who would be happy to take you out and show you the ropes. The Mountain Development Trust (MDT) and South African Mountain Guides Association (SAMGA) are bodies that have accredited trainers and guides to get you going.