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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.


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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WayPoint Namibia DVD

In May 2009, a small team of rock climbers departed for Namibia with two goals: to find a way up an unexplored face, and to find a way into a deeper understanding of southern Africa.


Ant in his nappy waiting to be hoisted off Molenaars Needle

Mountain Search and Rescue

mountain search and rescue in the Western Cape, and what to do when your outing goes pear-shaped. If you’re climbing a lot and pushing your grades, or really getting out there in the wilderness, hunting those remote, long, loose country routes, then you have a fairly good chance of experiencing some kind of mishap during […]

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Above: Simon Lowe opening the classic ‘Moon Rider' 7a, Stutterheim, Eastern Cape Photo Andrew Scott

Simon Lowe Interview

We had the opportunity to interview Simon Lowe during his recent visit to Montagu.