The entries for the 2007 MCSA Supertramp Award was very varied and ranged from super-long local hikes, exploring wild unclimbed African crags and mountaineering abroad.
We’d been up since 4am in order to get to the airport and catch the flight – so we decided to take it easy for the first climb and do a four pitch 4c. This was my first ‘proper’ big wall, multi-pitch climb – so for me it was a chance to get used to hanging belays and rope management. So much fun to be had …
For the past six years I have been waiting for the Shisa gully at Giants Castle to come into condition to make an ascent of this previously unclimbed route. Only the final pitch had been climbed in the past and by top-rope only. This left the rest of the gully waiting for a complete ascent.
Greg (Borman) and Mark Millar went to Lesotho last weekend to learn how to ice climb. Unfortunately it was too warm and the icefall we were hoping to climb was still very much a waterfall!
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Sportclimbing on bolts has allowed us to push ourselves, and competitions should first and foremost motivate climbers to perform at their peak regardless of how hard they climb. I must concede that I will never win a climbing competition…
THE tragic climbing accident in which top Cape Town climber Hugh Stevens was critically injured last Friday has again brought into sharp focus not only the risks attached to having a wilderness area in our backyard, but also the heroic and often unsung work done by the rescue volunteers.
Most Club members are aware that during the apartheid years the Cape Town Section conformed to the socio-cultural norms of the time. It was an exclusively white organisation, which had also previously excluded Jewish people.
There were 4 of us, Brian Warshow (from Colorado USA), Mark Cowen, James Mader, and me Micky Wiswedel. Originally we planned to meet up after New Years eve and climb energy crisis. On recommendation by Dave Davies we decided to do Celestial Journey (Basically he said we would be a bunch of wussies not to […]
Needing no introduction Justin Hawkins or JuzH has been cranking for 16 years. He’s been on the climbing scene for as long as I can remember. Taking pole position at almost every competition he’s entered and scaled every rock face he comes across.
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