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Join the MCSA

Join the JHB MCSA at the Rock Rally and save R300

The Johannesburg Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) will be celebrating this year’s 10th Boven Rock Rally by offering a club joining ‘special’.


Rock Chicks Calendar 2013

Rock Chicks Calendar 2013

The 2013 Rock Chicks calendar has some favourites from the women’s climbing scene as well as some newcomers.


South African Trango expedition 2012

South African 2012 Trango Expedition Report

Many good adventures start over a pint. Nursing a throbbing head the next day, the previous nights discussion is written off as the beer talking. I never really believed this trip would happen.

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Worldwide warning to users of via ferrata sets

The UIAA – International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation is issuing a worldwide warning to users of via ferrata sets to check the websites of manufacturers in order to find out whether the unit they are using is safe.

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Local is Lekker Film Comp

The idea is to make the “local is lekker” comp a regular, annual event which will be combined with the RRT.

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Via Ferrata on Mount Kenya

The Mt. Kenya National Park now holds the world record for the world’s highest via ferrata at 4,985m/16,355 ft above sea level.

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Montagu Mountain Reserve neglect

Montagu Mountain Reserve neglected

The Langeberg Municipality are neglecting the mountain reserve in Montagu.


Rock Fit Sandton

Rock Fit Climbing Gym in Sandton

RockFit functional training facility aims to provide alternative and functional training methods in a fun, social environment where people from all ages can enjoy the joys of outdoor activity while utilising our indoor facility.

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Lab Rat… My second 8b+

This was one of the first routes I ever saw when I arrived in Waterval Boven for the first time in 2006. My eyes grew large and my secret desire to climb it slow grew larger.

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Kleinmond Rock Rally 2012 Report

The festival had about 1500 participants, creating the largest party I have ever seen after any Rally. There were kayakers sliding down the stretch tent roof, rider sliding down a long line of couches and pole climbers/dancers doing their thing.