illona Pelser in Montagu

TNF Athlete, illona Pelser made her annual pilgrimage to Montagu after she competed in (and won) the 2014 Rock Master Competition in Cape Town.

Below are a few photos of her climbing Firestarter (29 / 7c+) in Bad Kloof, Montagu.  She didn’t manage to redpoint the route on this trip, but we look forward to seeing her again next year!

illona Pelser sitting on her rope bag

illona receiving beta/advice before attempting the route.

illona Pelser. The North Face Athlete

illona on the first hard move of the route involving a long stretch


Yes, thats as steep as it looks in the photo!

Climber taking a rest under overhang

illona taking a rest before breaking out into the roof.

Kneebar rock climbing

illona resting on a (sharp) knee bar before the last crux


Coming up to the jugs

Coming up to the jugs


crossover rock climbing

illona starting up the final headwall

rock climber muscle

Final moves to the top!


illona Pelser

TNF athlete – illona Pelser


No comments yet.

Leave a Comment/Reply/Review