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Training, Coaching and Success

Training, Coaching and Success. Very often I sit around wondering what factors help a person to succeed. Success in life like success in climbing requires preparation. For me, this often results in many hours spent isolated in my spare room doing…

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Montagu Mayhem 2014 Rock Rally

  It was a brilliantly hot day when the Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally took place this year.  Over 50 climbers took part and we even had some visitors from up country competing.  Despite the sweltering 36 degrees Celsius, climbers would not be put off and pushed themselves to get their ten best routes of the […]

Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally 2014

**Report: 2014 Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally

It was a brilliantly hot day when the Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally took place this year. Over 50 climbers took part and we even had some visitors from up country competing.

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South Africa Highline Meeting 2014, Rocklands

South African Highline Meeting

Highliners from SA and abroad are invited to attend the first South African Highline Meeting which will be hosted at De Pakhuys in Rocklands from 15-25 May 2014

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Clinton Martinengo Wall of Silence Solo

Clinton Martinengo – Wall of Silence Solo

Clinton Martinengo, Wall of Silence Solo from 14 to 20 March 2014. I made the sixth overall and second solo ascent of Wall of Silence. I had been toying with the idea of soloing it for a long time but I always found a reason not to commit and to leave it for another day.

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Play Time at Yellowwood Ampitheatre

The (near) Perfect Trad route?

Recently, Deon Van Zyl and I fashioned what I consider to be the closest to a “perfect” trad route I have personally ever climbed.

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rory lowther memorial challenge 2014

Report – The Rory Lowther Memorial Challenge

The annual Rory Memorial Challenge attracted over 70 teams plus their supporters and was held at Rensburgkop, Swinburne and Eagle Mountain at Mount Everest near Harrismith in the Free State during the March 21 – 23 long weekend.

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Waterval Boven rock climbing

Climbing now history in much of Boven?

I was in Boven on the weekend, and was having a glass of wine or two with Alex and Gustav Janse van Rensburg, co-owners of Roc ‘n Rope in town. Gustav confirmed what will surely be a devastating development for climbing in SA.

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Deep Water Soloing South Africa Wilgepoort

Wilgepoort Deep Water Solo Comp

Last Sunday we had the first ever DWS comp in SA. This was held at Wilgepoort, near Bronkies. The MCSA purchased the land last year and one of the aims of the event was to open up more potential uses for the location.

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Skoorsteenskop, Hout Bay access details

Skoorsteenskop, Hout Bay Access Details

For almost a decade, the MCSA and other parties fought with neighbours whose newly built houses now blocked access to the mountain. There is now a publicly owned servitude path that cuts in between 2 of the houses so you can get access to the mountain and the Kop.

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