Learn the safest ways to clean and lower off a top rope anchor.
On behalf of the SANCF, Western Cape Climbing welcomes all other provinces to the annual SANCF National Bouldering Series Championships.
During the transition from Strength to Power, I’ve started to campus board a little. This is the first day of my efforts.
So what was it that actually brought about this radical change in my attitude and behaviour? What brought about this month of pure masochism?
Andrew and I headed off to Boven with the intention of doing Boa Rodeo, an 8a+ trad line. Both of us tried it for three days but had no sends. We discovered how hard it actually is to place the gear!
The Boulder League is for everyone, so come and boulder like a BOSS, have fun with your mates and get uber strong for the year ahead.
My palms are sweating, my breathing erratic, my pulse is racing. I’m gripped from the moment my feet leave the ground. I’m lunging for holds. I’m over-gripping. This is ridiculous. I trust my belayer. This isn’t a difficult grade for me.
So what is mental training? Well there is more to it than just thinking positive. It’s a technique that is not only useful for increasing your confidence and chances of success but it also stimulates the same neural pathways you need to use those muscles.
For a long term enjoyable climbing experience, you need to take care of several physical aspects of climbing – training, preventing injury, and improving recovery.
The objective is to climb one route in each kloof, namely Upper Tonquani, Boulder, Lower Tonquani and Cedarberg. There are several variations to the theme…