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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Is it just me or does this seem like start of the next "Hype" exercise trend. Like MMA Fighting, haha.

http://www.rockfit.co.za/

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:39 pm 
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Any one been there? Does it exist or is it just artist impressions?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Only opening Mid-August... I emailed the address on the site but didn't get a very helpful reply.

Does anyone know who is running it?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:33 pm 
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I had a look at the website, funny stuff :)

"Rock climbers that climb outdoors usually can’t climb if it’s raining, lightning, snowing, too hot, too cold etc. Yet if you opt for an indoor climbing gym you’ll be able to climb no matter what the weather outside may be."

And many more great one-liners!

Have a look under trainers, it seems that the two trainers are brothers, so I conveniently assumed they are running the show.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:25 pm 
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And the coaches Devin & Troy "Sender"... hmmmm.
Also, Just not a fan of stock photography. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:49 am 
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Google a bit, the "Sender" brothers are "real" people. I don't know them, but those aren't fake names. Stock photos and all.

haha
Rockfit wrote:
Ideal location- Most outdoor rock climbing destinations are remote and hard to get to. Our indoor climbing facility is located in the city, making it an excellent benefit to all who don’t want to travel to an outdoor rock climbing destination....snip...

When you head out on an outdoor rock climbing trip you’re not as likely to meet many new people, yet when you visit an indoor climbing gym you’ll be surrounded by many new faces.


Interesting marketing strategy - unite people against "outdoor rock climbing" to build support for your gym. Weird :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:31 am 
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I know they real, it's just ironic.

I dont think its even aimed at climbers... :afro:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:36 am 
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Ok then never mind their marketing approach, what about practice: you work in Sandton and don't want to fight traffic and would rather climb? I think a place like this will do well

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:48 am 
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I agree with Warren. Its this model that made climbing big in Europe.
I wish them good luck. Hopefully we have more cometitive climbers in the near future!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:27 pm 
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Hi Guys

Thank you for the large interest in the gym. We are in the middle of construction. Our aim is to promote the awareness of climbing in South Africa. Our intentions are not to stop people from climbing outdoors but rather to develop ones skills to enjoy all facets of climbing.
Our aim is also to enhance fitness and well being as our services include Kettlebells and Cross Training.
We look forward to the support from the climbing community and keep an eye out for updates on the gym!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:13 pm 
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I for one am a big outdoor climbing enthusiast. The thought of a new indoor gym is a fantastic idea. What better way to create awareness for our fantastic adrenilin sport than to have a place where beginners can go and learn safely without getting hurt and Sandton is a great convenient location, not to mention much closer than than others out there. I personally now have a conveinnant place where i can train and increase my climbing skills for when I am ready to hit that one piece of rock that has always managed to defeat me.

I don't believe anyone can argue that there is no better way or place to climb like outdoors but I can't go after work when it's dark to climb at my fravourite spot. Furthermore I can always improve on my techniques and I am sure so can a lot of you.

I can not wait to try out this new place, it looks great and the concept sounds solid.

I really hope to see you there having a jol like you know you will


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:26 am 
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How tall or your walls?

Is it more of a bouldering type gym?

I don't see any very over hanging sections?

Thanks for the reply


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:13 am 
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RockFit wrote:
Our intentions are not to stop people from climbing outdoors but rather to develop ones skills to enjoy all facets of climbing.


I hope this includes educating them to the finer points of outdoor climbing "etiquette" - no littering, discrete toileting, no chipping, no wire brushing, etc etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:49 pm 
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I second that motion, Chris!
Gotta teach the noobs how to behave outdoors


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Hell Yeah! Excited about a new gym.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:11 pm 
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howdy all

Does anyone know if the new climbing gym in jhb is open yet ?
thanks a mill


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:02 pm 
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I went in there last week, think it opens today (monday) check out their website www.rockfit.co.za
Its not so much a climbing gym as a mini toproping centre, more for corporate groups than climbers I think, go see for yourself.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:24 pm 
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It does not say on there website when they will be open can anybody confirm if it is opening this week ?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:17 pm 
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The FB page says they're open today...

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thank you


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:13 am 
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Hi all, RockFit gym is officially open.
As the name suggests, this is a fitness gym not a dedicated climbing centre but having said that, I think the guys have put together a great alternative in a central postition. The routes are approx 5-6 metres with varying grades and also has a short lead climb wall.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:13 pm 
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Yes we are open. Our facility is not a mini top or lead climb facility. We have over 22 top rops, bouldering cave as well as some lead climbing. Our shortest wall is 6 meters with varying from beginner to advanced options. Yes we do cater for corporates but that is not the main aim of our facility.
All the support is much appreciated! Please come and visit and have a great time with us!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:49 am 
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From the website:
6 Month
R350.00p/m for adults = R2100 for 6 months
R315.00p/m for students


Last edited by pierre.joubert on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:19 pm 
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And your tallest wall is?


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I can't access the link.:(


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:38 pm 
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coach wrote:
And your tallest wall is?


I would also like to know ...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:24 am 
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Fee update...
From the website:
6 Month
R350.00p/m for adults = R2100 for 6 months
R315.00p/m for students

Not mentioned on the site is the R300 joining fee


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