Below is the final list of competitors for the PETZL / MCSA 2010 Rock and Road Trip
Rachelle de Charmoy
About the Rock and Road
The Rock and Road is an organised and sponsored road-trip for the strongest and the up-and-coming climbers in South Africa. Started in Gauteng in 2007, the event has taken each year’s top climbers to KZN and the Eastern Cape, finally it is the Western Cape’s turn!
The motivation for the event is to get top climbers together once every 18 months to collectively try some of the hardest and newest routes in a particular province. More particularly, it’s an incentive for training, consistent sending around the year, to give the up-and-coming climbers a launch into the top climbing arena, and to generate some extra psych that everyone can take back to their home crags. Most of all, to have a whole lot of fun!
While the organisation is centered around the selected competitors, its a public event and anyone is welcome and encouraged to join in for part of or the whole event on a DIY basis.
Here’s a rough line-up that competitors, spectators, friends and family can expect of this year’s event:
December 10th – 18th 2010
|Meet and greet – slideshow by AdK – MCSA Clubhouse|
|Bouldering day at a new and exciting area on the South PeninsulaBeach party at Kalk Bay|
|Table Mountain challenge – 90m high, single pitch on-sightchallenges high above the city – bring an extra can of brave!|
Beach party /spit-braai at Camps Bay
|Youth/mentor day: Rock-rally style competition at Silvermine for youth climbers. Each youth to be paired with a Rock-and-Roader who will strategise and coach their charge|
|Tuesday & Wednesday|
14 & 15th December
|Redpoint round in Montagu and surrounds. High points for many of the forgotten hard test-pieces|
|Rest day. Book-reading by the river, wine-tasting, beaches|
|Friday & Saturday|
17th & 18th December
|Semi-finals and finals at Oudtshoorn. The sight of much development in the last 12 months, Oudtshoorn has at least seven brand new hard lines from 27 – 32 (and counting!)Extended red-point hour!|
So who are the players?
Climbers log their scores on the website www.8a.nu. This has a scoring and ranking system
- Each of the major provinces (WC, GP, KZN) can send their 3 best men and 2 best women
- There are 2 places for men and 2 for women from ‘other’ provinces
- There are places for the next best 3 male climbers and 3 women climbers from any province
- There are 4 places available by nomination, for boulderers, trad-climbers, developers, developing climbers, youth etc. These should be people who will add to the event or be able to make best use of the event and take the event back to their home crags/disciplines afterwards
NB: As above, the event is centered around the competitors, but we’d totally love for many others to join in for part of or the whole event on a DIY basis!
Gosia Lipinska: 084 621 0683 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Ant Hall: 082 290 2937, email@example.com
Julia Wakeling: 082 755 7123, firstname.lastname@example.org