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New Routes at Wolfberg

One of the incredible privileges of living in Africa is that it is still possible to walk up to a popular crag and open good quality moderate trad routes.


Clinton interview

Clinton Martinengo Interview

I caught up with Clinton on the phone an hour before his flight to India…


The Rory 2010: Youthful Fun with a Sting in the Tail

During the weekend of 5-7 March more than 250 mountaineers, including pupils and teachers from 7 Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal schools, congregated at Swinburne in the Free State for the annual Rory Lowther Memorial Challenge.


Grey’s Ridge Photos

These images are from Raymond Krögers’ trip up Grey’s Ridge – Waaihoek/Hex

James Barnes

James Barnes Interview

Whether he’s entertaining you by strumming songs on his guitar, describing action packed stories of his holidays or making sounds like a strangled Chihuahua as he climbs, James is a crowd pleaser.


Iker Pou Climbing Interview

Iker Pou from Spain is one of the world’s most talented rock climbers, with cutting-edge climbs spanning from 9a+ at the crag to 8a at 6000 meters. In this interview he shares his climbing thoughts after his repeat of Demencia Senil 9a+ at Margalef.


Training: What Does It Mean To You?

So this is my slightly over-exaggerated training schedule, would like to do this every day, but there are inconsistencies day to day… Enjoy


Royale Flush, New Route at Spitzkoppe

Royale Flush was remarkable because it was a pure ground-up ascent over two days and required no fixed protection. The relatively new ‘friends’ proved instrumental for the ascent, but the climb still involved some very bold and committing passages.


Climbing Barn Comp Report & Results

Climbers trickled in to The Barn on the morning of 6th Feb to find the climbing gym stripped and reset, waiting, ready for them to try its new routes.

A Climber's Guide to KwaZulu-Natal Rock Book Order

Review: A Climber’s Guide to KwaZulu-Natal

Roger Nattrass has produced a new guidebook that is simply outstanding! All subsequent SA guidebook authors will curse the high standard that he has set for the genre.

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