Climb On!

Join our outdoor rock climbing workshops for beginners and seasoned climbers. See you at the crag!

The best beta for curious climbers

From climbing technique and mindset, to rope management and personal safety skills, our workshops will equip you to become an independent, confident, capable and reliable climber.

We prioritize every climber’s safety

We equip all of our climbers to keep themselves and those around them safe while enjoying outdoor sports. Training climbers to be aware, safe, and knowledgeable is our priority in every workshop we create. We’ll never send people out to try a new hobby without giving them the best beta.

Master climbing skills like…

Belaying

Learn all about belay devices, rope skills, and communication to keep the climber you are belaying safe and cheer them to the top.

Personal Safety

Learn to recognise, prevent and manage possible harmful situations for yourself and/or others around you.

Foot Work

Footwork and legs are the secret sauce. Learn to use your feet as your foundation to push yourself up the wall with grace and flow.

Mindset

Mindset is a key element to your learning and experience. Learn to conquer your fears rationally, one step at a time, reach by reach.

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Photo by Ezan Vercueil

Meet your instructor

Brigitte Pegado is a qualified mountain guide and certified adventure-seeker. With ample experience in both the mountains and the classroom, Brigitte is the ideal mentor to guide you through the fundamentals of enjoying epic and (most importantly) safe rock climbing.

Her extensive teaching and learning experience range from PADI Open Water Instructor since 2010 to date, to being an economics lecturer at Stellenbosch University since 2015.

She has volunteered as a Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) Search and Rescue (SAR) member since 2016, and mastered all skills from basic, intermediate to advanced team rescue techniques.

Her love for outdoor rock climbing, passion for adventure and experience in sharing knowledge of safe practices, has been the motive force to create Climbable. A venture focused on empowering beginners to climb and seasoned climbers to advance their skills.

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“We had a truly memorable weekend climbing in the Cederberg with Brigitte. She is very experienced, confident, likable and reliable. On our last climb she was belaying me. The last section of the climb seemed impossible with few grips on the rock. I was ready to call it a day, but she encouraged me to try and I got to the top with her faith!”

Claudia

Choose Your Adventure

Not sure which workshop is right for you? Contact Us

Try Top Rope

Perfect for beginners

Spend the day in the mountains and see if rock climbing is for you.

What You'll Learn

  • Climbing Etiquette
  • What is Prepared Rock
  • All About Climbing Gear
  • Safety & Risk
  • How to Climb to the Top
  • How to Descend From the Top
  • The Leave No Trace Principles

R2200

/ per person

20

nov

Silvermine Nature Reserve

8am to 2pm

6 spots available (min 2)

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Zero to Climbing

Perfect for beginners

Learn everything you need to start your rock climbing journey. From basics like choosing your shoe size to rock climbing with a top rope.

What You'll Learn

  • Climbing Etiquette
  • What is an Achievement in Climbing
  • What is Prepared Rock
  • All About Climbing Gear
  • Safety & Risk
  • Belay Setup & Techniques for Top-Rope Outside
  • How to Setup the Rope & How to Access the Top of a Climb Without Climbing (If Possible)
  • How to Tie-in to the Rope
  • Buddy Check Before Climbing
  • Buddy Communication
  • How to Climb to the Top
  • Descend with Communication to Your Belayer
  • The Leave No Trace Principles

R3000

/ per person

21

nov

Silvermine Nature Reserve

8am to 2pm

6 spots available (min 2)

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Lead Climbing (2 Days)

Top rope climbing experience needed

Spend 2 days in the mountains and learn how to lead climb and belay a lead climber.

What You'll Learn

Belaying Skills

  • All About Belaying Gear
  • Belay Setup & Techniques for Lead Belay Outside
  • Buddy Check Before Climbing
  • Belaying a Lead Climber
  • Buddy Communication
  • How to Safely Lower your Climber
  • How to Tie-off your Belay Device when the Climber Rests
  • Rope Management as a Belayer
  • Safety & Risk as a Belayer

Lead Climbing

  • All About Lead Climbing Climbing Gear
  • How to Tie-in as a Lead Climber
  • Clipping Techniques
  • Buddy Check Before Climbing
  • How to Pick your Grade (What are You Comfortable Leading)
  • Climbing as a Lead Climber
  • How to Fall Safely
  • Cleaning a Climbing Route
  • Safety & Risk as a Lead Climber

R4400

/ per person

27

nov

Silvermine Nature Reserve

8am to 2pm

4 spots available (min 2)

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Multi-Pitch Climbing

Lead climbing Experience needed

Enjoy the day outdoors and climb to the summit on a multi-pitch route.

What You'll Learn

  • All About Multi-Pitch Climbing Gear
  • Belay Setup & Techniques for Lead Belay Outside
  • Buddy Check Before Climbing
  • Belaying a Lead Climber
  • What if You or Your Buddy Can't Finish the Next Pitch?
  • How to Come Back Down to Anchor
  • Buddy Communication Without Visuals
  • Communication Skills in Case of Loss of Sight/Hearing
  • How to Tie-off Your Belay Device When the Climber Rests
  • Rope Management on a Multi-Pitch Route
  • How to Get Ready to Climb Once Top Climber is Anchored Safely
  • How to Get Down from the Climb (Escape Plan)
  • Safety & Risk

R4600

/ per person

04

dec

Paarl Rock

8am to 5pm

3 spots available

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Trad Multi-Pitch Climbing (2 Days)

Multi-pitch climbing experience needed

Spend 2 days in the mountains learning to climb unprepared rock on a multi-pitch route.

What You'll Learn

  • How to Plan Your Day
  • All About Trad Gear & Gear Protection
  • Buddy Check Before Climbing
  • Trad Multi-Pitch Belaying Skills
  • What to Do if You or Your Buddy Can't Finish the Next Pitch
  • Buddy Communication Without Visuals
  • Communication Skills in Case of Loss of Sight/Hearing
  • Rope Management on a Trad Multi-Pitch Route
  • How to Get Ready to Climb Once Top Climber is Anchored Safely
  • How to Get Down from the Climb (Escape Plan)
  • Safety & Risk

R5600

/ per person

11

Dec

Table Mountain

8am to 6pm

3 spots available

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Try Top Rope

Perfect for beginners

Spend the day in the mountains and see if rock climbing is for you.

What You'll Learn

  • Climbing Etiquette
  • What is Prepared Rock
  • All About Climbing Gear
  • Safety & Risk
  • How to Climb to the Top
  • How to Descend From the Top
  • The Leave No Trace Principles

R2200

/ per person

Payment plans available

join us

Zero to Climbing

Perfect for beginners

Learn everything you need to start your rock climbing journey. From basics like choosing your shoe size to rock climbing with a top rope.

What You'll Learn

  • Climbing Etiquette
  • What is an Achievement in Climbing
  • What is Prepared Rock
  • All About Climbing Gear
  • Safety & Risk
  • Belay Setup & Techniques for Top-Rope Outside
  • How to Setup the Rope & How to Access the Top of a Climb Without Climbing (If Possible)
  • How to Tie-in to the Rope
  • Buddy Check Before Climbing
  • Buddy Communication
  • How to Climb to the Top
  • Descend with Communication to Your Belayer
  • The Leave No Trace Principles

R3000

/ per person

Payment plans available

join us

Lead Climbing (2 Days)

Top rope climbing experience needed

Spend 2 days in the mountains and learn how to lead climb and belay a lead climber.

What You'll Learn

Belaying Skills

  • All About Belaying Gear
  • Belay Setup & Techniques for Lead Belay Outside
  • Buddy Check Before Climbing
  • Belaying a Lead Climber
  • Buddy Communication
  • How to Safely Lower your Climber
  • How to Tie-off your Belay Device when the Climber Rests
  • Rope Management as a Belayer
  • Safety & Risk as a Belayer

Lead Climbing

  • All About Lead Climbing Climbing Gear
  • How to Tie-in as a Lead Climber
  • Clipping Techniques
  • Buddy Check Before Climbing
  • How to Pick your Grade (What are You Comfortable Leading)
  • Climbing as a Lead Climber
  • How to Fall Safely
  • Cleaning a Climbing Route
  • Safety & Risk as a Lead Climber

R4400

/ per person

Payment plans available

join us

Multi-Pitch Climbing

Lead climbing Experience needed

Enjoy the day outdoors and climb to the summit on a multi-pitch route.

What You'll Learn

  • All About Multi-Pitch Climbing Gear
  • Belay Setup & Techniques for Lead Belay Outside
  • Buddy Check Before Climbing
  • Belaying a Lead Climber
  • What if You or Your Buddy Can't Finish the Next Pitch?
  • How to Come Back Down to Anchor
  • Buddy Communication Without Visuals
  • Communication Skills in Case of Loss of Sight/Hearing
  • How to Tie-off Your Belay Device When the Climber Rests
  • Rope Management on a Multi-Pitch Route
  • How to Get Ready to Climb Once Top Climber is Anchored Safely
  • How to Get Down from the Climb (Escape Plan)
  • Safety & Risk

R4600

/ per person

Payment plans available

join us

Trad Multi-Pitch Climbing (2 Days)

Multi-pitch climbing experience needed

Spend 2 days in the mountains learning to climb unprepared rock on a multi-pitch route.

What You'll Learn

  • How to Plan Your Day
  • All About Trad Gear & Gear Protection
  • Buddy Check Before Climbing
  • Trad Multi-Pitch Belaying Skills
  • What to Do if You or Your Buddy Can't Finish the Next Pitch
  • Buddy Communication Without Visuals
  • Communication Skills in Case of Loss of Sight/Hearing
  • Rope Management on a Trad Multi-Pitch Route
  • How to Get Ready to Climb Once Top Climber is Anchored Safely
  • How to Get Down from the Climb (Escape Plan)
  • Safety & Risk

R5600

/ per person

Payment plans available

join us

"Brigitte is amazing and emphasises the perfect balance of fun and safety. She keeps information simple, relevant and practical.

When I am high on a wall to be sure to not drop something I now sing Chariots of Fire in my head to be sure to get the gear clipped. Thanks to Brigitte this was a great LOL moment and with an illustration of what it is to be safe and have fun."

Alexei

Got a question regarding our workshops?

See the frequently asked questions or get in touch with us.

Don’t own any rock climbing gear?

All workshops include personal climbing gear rental. The workshop will talk about gear, providing you with insights on what to buy for your personal climbing kit. Should you have a your personal shoes, harness or full climbing kit, you are welcome to bring it.

What should I bring? 

Come with comfortable walking gear such as walking shoes and active wear you are not precious about. Bring water (2 liters recommended), snacks, lunch, sun protection (hat, sunblock of your choice) and a small hiking pack with space for some climbing gear (if you don’t have your personal kit).

What if it rains?

Wet rock is slippery rock, yet given the variety of rock in the western cape it is possible to adjust location which has less or no rain forecasted (1-2 hours drive away). Weather changes are communicated to all participants with adjusted arrangements if required to proceed with the workshop indoors or alternative outdoor locations.

How young can you be?

For safety reasons, the climber needs to be 8 years or older. Climbers age 12 or less needs to be supervision by parent/guardian.