Click here for the Report: Last Sunday we had the first ever DWS comp in SA. This was held at Wilgepoort, near Bronkies. The MCSA purchased the land last year and one of the aims of the event was to open up more potential uses for the location.
The MCSA Johannesburg and Magaliesburg sections are organising a deep water solo comp to be held at Wilgepoort on Sunday 9 March 2014. This is been organised by myself and Andrew Pedley. Please see attached poster.
Alex Bester (current best red point at grade 30), Brian Weaver (33), Donovan Willis (not available), Ebert Nel (33), Evan Margetts (29), Falco Filotto (31), Grivin Roering (29), Ivan Van Der Tang (31), Johannes Hachmann (28), Jahne Theron (30).
Eran Waldeck , Gillian Bester, Illona Pelser (29), Karine Bezuidenhout, Mikhaela Levitas, Theresa Lourens, Tiffany Wells, Wiebke Toussaint.
Links to their 8a rankings and photos from climbing.co.za.
How the comp works
Thirty climbers will be competing in three categories of ten entrants each. Each climber starts off on two qualifier routes, one attempt each.
The top four from each category go through to the final, where each climber gets multiple attempts on one route. The comp ends with the Male Hard Core Final followed by the prize giving. Safety will be top priority at all times.
At any one time, two climbers from different categories will be climbing.
Sponsored by Black Diamond, the MCSA and the SA Climbing Academy for all categories.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and good luck with the competition.
Deep Water Solo Competition