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April Fool’s – Virgin Active Group to acquire CityROCK Indoor Climbing
The Virgin Active Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of CityROCK Indoor Climbing. The two CityROCK gyms will be renamed as Virgin Active CLIMBING CLUBS when the new Johannesburg gym opens in August this year.
SWAK Chronicles – Episode 3
Thus far, the weekend was a perfect example of a soul-nourishing Cederberg camping trip. Then Gustav and Jeroen ate the bacon.
Montagu Mayhem 2015 Rock Rally!
Join us for the Rock Rally of the year! Best Fancy Dress, Tons of prizes to be won, Spit Braai and Party Beer on Tap, Sunday morning free Yoga class
Rocklands Highline Meeting 2015
The 2nd edition of the South African Highline Meeting will be hosted at De Pakhuys in Rocklands over the Easter weekend, 3-6 April 2015.
Fear and Loathing – An Interview with Alex Bester
Fear and Loathing – An Interview with Alex Bester by Andrew Pedley.
Boschkloof, Montagu Open Again
After 5 years, Montagu’s favourite climbing area is open to climbing again!!! This comes at a great time since many of the sport climbing areas in Cape Town are out of bounds due to the Muizenberg Fire.
Hiker dies trying to help husband
A Gauteng couple’s visit to the Western Cape ended in tragedy when a 57-year-old woman was found dead in a rugged area of Abdul’s Kop mountain near Greyton on Wednesday.
The Himalayas from 20,000 ft.
The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft.
MCSA Rock Sub-Committee (Cape Town Section) Newsletter: April 2015
Please see the below latest news that the MCSA Rock Climbing Committee is working on and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any suggestions, information or offers to assist us with any of the below items.
Belgian Man Dies In Flash Flood While Kloofing
26 Mar 2015: South Africa | 4 Comments
Four tourists and two guides were in the group and while in the process of escaping from the flood one man, a 29 year old from Belgium, was swept away.
Nalle Hukkataival’s ‘African Star’ Project in Swaziland
“This is one of the most perfect boulders I’ve ever seen in my life,” says Nalle Hukkataival, of ‘African Star,’ his latest find in Swaziland.
Legendary Mountaineer Reinhold Messner Advice to the Next Generation
“Climbing is all about freedom, the freedom to go beyond all the rules and take a chance, to experience something new, to gain insight into human nature… For me, imagination is more important in climbing than muscle or daredevil antics.”
Jonathan Siegrist Sends La Rambla 9a+
Jonathan Siegrist has done it again, ticking off his second 9a+/5.15a with La Rambla in Siurana, Spain. Siegrist worked the classic 40-meter line.
Tom Ballard conquers the Alps 20 years after his mother’s death on K2
Tom Ballard completes a pioneering ascent of the six great north faces of the Alps, 20 years after his mother Alison Hargreaves was killed climbing in the Himalayas
Interview with African Fusion Producer, Robert Breyer
24 Mar 2015: South Africa | 2 Comments
Interview with South African filmmaker (and climbing gym owner) Robert Breyer. South Africa is mostly known for ‘The Rocklands’ bouldering, however The ‘African Fusion’ film blows that all out of the water!
Sean McColl – Final Canadian bouldering Championships
Sean McColl applies technique and power.