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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.

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Clinton interview

Clinton Martinengo Interview

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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