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**Report: 2014 Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally

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It was a brilliantly hot day when the Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally took place this year.  Over 50 climbers took part and we even had some visitors from up country competing.  Despite the sweltering 36 degrees Celsius, climbers would not be put off and pushed themselves to get their ten best routes of the day.  Their will and drive may very well have been contributed to by Jetboil’s free coffee, tea and hot chocolate early on Saturday morning.  Many a climber came trundling in on a reasonably chilly Saturday morning to receive their complimentary warm beverage from the RAM Mountaineering crew manning the Jetboil station.

As always, there are those grand occurrences that take place during the day that lend themselves to some unique and somewhat elaborate spot-prizes. Nadia Thorn fell seven times on Gospel Express; Clifford Hakimi took one for the team when Gosia accidentally dislodged a decent-sized rock off of Eddie of Bovidence and Clifford’s shoulder bore the brunt of it; Andrea Biffi took a whopper of a fall off Hypoxia and nearly took out his belayer, Mikela Sinovich; Milliza le Grange went flying up the rock face when her boyfriend and climber she was belaying, Alan Hills, took an equally significant fall.  It really is all in a day’s climb for these athletes but some of them did it in complete style and funk with the fancy dress part of the day.  Wayne’s World were “Partying on”; The Karate Kids were doing Ninja moves up some classic routes; The Rocky Horror Picture Show sparkled at Legoland and showed a bit of leg in fishneck stockings and The Human Rock Climbing Walls added some colourful grips to the equation.

The stage was set with sponsors’ Black Diamond, Boreal, Beal, Five Ten, The Mountain Club of South Africa, City Rock and Mountain Mail Order and Buff banners adding prominence to the event.  Climbers arrived at De Bos Quad in dribs and drabs with their scoresheets and proceeded to be fed well by Cheeky Little Caterers’ monumental potjie-kos and delicious dessert.  Once all climbers were fed and rested, the prize-giving ensued.  Although each category winner well and truly deserved their prizes (the scores speak for themselves), it was the spot-prizes that got the most laughs and cheers.  After a fairly relaxed after-party, climbers dwindled off to crash for the night in their tents and around campfires.

Sunday dawned with the promise of another sweltering day and about twenty climbers took part in the free Yoga Session given by Alta Lourette, a Yoga Instructor from City Rock and sponsored by Lorna Jane.  All those aching muscles from the previous day’s hard climbing received some decent love and attention before heading off to Waterworld Crag to take part in the Climber Responsibility Day and help restore and dam part of the base of the crag which has seen significant water pooling there after the heavy floods.

Those climbers who didn’t take advantage of the shady crags that Sunday afternoon, headed off to Supertubes to watch Aerial Silks Artist, Tasja Reckhaus, give a mesmerising Aerial Silks Performance.

It was one of the best weekends and we have many people and companies to thank for their contributions:

For the Prizes:

  • RAM Mountaineering and brands Black Diamond, Boreal, Jetboil and Beal
  • CityRock and Mountain Mail Order and brands Evolv, Mountain Hardware, Five Ten and Prana
  • Adventure, Inc. and Buff
  • De Bos Guest Farm
  • De Pakhuys Campsite
  • Simonskloof Accommodation
  • Roc ‘n Rope Adventures
  • House of JD and Glider
  • Lorna Jane for the Clothing Vouchers
  • Healing Hands courtesy of Lee from City Rock

T-shirts:

Ridicule Industries

Caterers:

Af ‘n Plaas Familie Restaurant and Cheeky Little Caterers

Sound Equipment:

SunPro Audio

Beer on Tap:

Lakeside Beerworks

Sunday Yoga:

Alta Lourette van der Merwe

Sunday Climber Responsibility Day:

Justin Lawson
Cormac Tooze
Cuan Lohrentz
Warren Gans

The Montagu Mayhem Logo

Jacobus Smith

Advertising:

Climb ZA
The Helderberg
Breede River Gazette

Organiser:

Mountain Club of South Africa, Cape Town Section
Rock Climbing Committee (Cormac Tooze, Cuan Lohrentz, Warren Gans, Niel Mostert, Kathi Wöhl)

Winners of the Rally:

Top Ropers

Ladies                  

1st Place                Parveen Karjiker
2nd Place               Susan Hair
3rd Place               Paola Vignani

Men

1st Place                David James
2nd Place               Rob Smyly

Newbies

Ladies

1st Place                Nadia Thorn
2nd Place               Toni-Lee Sterley
3rd Place               Lisa Hancke

Men

1st Place                Renier Botha
2nd Place               Peter Vos
3rd Place               Paul Vos

Last-Minuters

Ladies                                  

1st Place                Clara Grant
2nd Place               Shaen Adey and Fiona McIntosh
3rd Place               Kim Hochreiter

Men

1st Place                Febre van der Merwe
2nd Place               Tor Age Schunemann
3rd Place               Dylan Perring

Lucky Buggers

1st Place                Mikela Sinovich

Motivationals

1st Place                Phlip Olivier
2nd Place               Andrea Biffi
3rd Place               Ant Hall

Significant Others

Ladies

1st Place                Gosia Lipinska

Men

1st Place                Adam Ludford
2nd Place               Danie Moolman
3rd Place               Clinton Martinengo

Youngest Climber of the Day

Ethan Ellis (11 years old)

Send of the Day

Sebastian Lanz

Best Belayer of the Day (for catching Alan Hills)

Milliza le Grange

Taking One for the Team

Clifford Hakimi

Fall of the Day

Nadia Thorn       (7 Times on Gospel Express)
Andrea Biffi        (Decking on Hypoxia and almost taking out Mikela)

The New Montagu Mayhem Logo

Jacobus Smith

Fancy Dress

1st Place                Anesh Magan and Aimee Chiat (The Human Rock Climbing Wall)
2nd Place               Nadia Thorn, Parveen Karjiker, Rob Smyly and David James (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
3rd Place               Alta and Hermie (Wayne’s World)
4th Place               Fiona McIntosh and Shaen Adey (Karate Kids)

For nearly killing his girlfriend 

Alan Hills

Bravest Men at the Rally

Adam Ludford (for wearing Tasja’s One-Piece Aerial Silks Leotard)
Rob Smyly (for donning the Rocky Horror hot pants, stockings and suspenders)

Montagu Mayhem 2014 Scores

PaolaVignani

22.5

Top Roper
SusanHair

52

Top Roper
RobSmyly

68

Top Roper
DavidJames

90

Top Roper
EthanEllis

108.5

Newbie
Millizale Grange

120

Newbie
AnnDonald

197.5

Last Minuter
GawieLe Roux

205.5

Last Minuter
PetrusWentzel

223

Last Minuter
MichaelSaunders

235

Last Minuter
LisaHancke

235

Newbie
NielenVenter

252.5

Last Minuter
Toni-LeeSterley

272.5

Newbie
JasonHayden

295

Last Minuter
ParveenKarjiker

301

Top Roper
MarcClayton

305

Newbie
Braamvd Vyver

315

Last Minuter
HowardDavidson

355

Last Minuter
NadiaThorn

391.5

Newbie
MalcolmVenter

417.5

Last Minuter
SamuelSserwanga

425

Newbie
SebastianLanz

426

Newbie
MatthewDurrheim

530

Last Minuter
PaulVos

532.5

Newbie
MariaRichter

540

Last Minuter
JanFischer

560

Last Minuter
AneshMagan

595

Last Minuter
AimeeChiat

595

Last Minuter
WernerFreyer

595

Last Minuter
PeterVos

630

Newbie
RenierBotha

630

Newbie
AltaLourette

657.5

Last Minuter
JohannLanz

658.5

Last Minuter
JustinLawson

753

Last Minuter
BrandenHair

787.5

Last Minuter
JacobusSmith

810

Motivational
DylanPerring

827

Last Minuter
Tor ÅgeSchunemann

902.5

Last Minuter
KimHochreiter

931

Last Minuter
Febrevan der Merwe

1002

Last Minuter
FionaMcIntosh

1100

Last Minuter
ShaenAdey

1100

Last Minuter
ClaraGrant

1118

Last Minuter
MikelaSinovich

1197

Lucky Bugger
KeithForbes

1220

Motivational
CliffordHakimi

1545

Motivational
HermieVenter

1690

Motivational
GosiaLipinska

1712.5

Significant Other
AlanHills

1750

Motivational
AntHall

1961

Motivational
AndreaBiffi

2690

Motivational
PhlipOlivier

2765

Motivational
ClintonMartinengo

2860

Significant Other
DanieMoolman

3175

Significant Other
AdamLudford

3605

Significant Other

 

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Registration for the Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally is now closed (the competition happened already – see above!)

  • Register online here by 10th April 2014.

Registration Costs:
Rock Rally only – R120.00 per competitor

Rock Rally + Food – R180.00 per competitor

Rock Rally+T-Shirt – R180.00 per competitor

Rock Rally + Food + T-Shirt – R240.00 per competitor

 

 

Please pay into the following bank account:
MCSA
Standard Bank
Branch: Cape Town
Branch Code: 020009
Account Number: 071556060.
Ref: Your Initial + Your Surname + MM14
You need to email your Proof of Payment to mayhem@rock-chicks.co.za with “POP” in the subject title.

If you are only coming for the potjie you don’t need to fill out the form – just make the EFT and email mayhem@rock-chicks.co.za with the “POP Potjie” in the subject title.

If you want to guarantee a T-shirt, please register before 21st March 2014!

For further information, please email mayhem@rock-chicks.co.za.

Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally poster

 

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6 Responses to **Report: 2014 Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally

  1. Danie Mar 13, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    Yesss! Can’t wait.

  2. Phlip Mar 13, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Lekker Poster.
    Gaan groot wees!

  3. Hendrik Mar 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    O ja! Gaan loop

  4. Reanda Vos Apr 10, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    Kan ons nog inskryf vir die rotsklim op Montagu?

  5. Delaney Carpenter Apr 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    Ja, jy kan nog tot Saterdag oggend inskryf. Aanlyn registrasie vind plaas tot die einde van vandag. Daarna kan jy Saterdag by de Bos inskryf.

  6. justin Apr 14, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    Great rally!
    Thanks to Delaney and everyone who participated (and the person who organised the weather 🙂

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