New lady on the rock

If you are a beginner climber and want to ask other climbers any questions - then this is the place to ask.
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geckofeet
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New lady on the rock

Post by geckofeet » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:55 pm

Hi all,

My experience of rock climbing is climbing boulders barefeet on hiking trails. I am a real nature child and would love to climb in a more safe and fun way. I got most of my answers from the previous beginner posts, however - have to start somewhere.
I am very keen to join a group of experienced climbers, to observe. No climbing gear or experience, but extremely passionate.

If there are any willing and able climbers out there who won't mind a tag-along please let me know. :)

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emile
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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by emile » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:07 pm

Seems the first thing most beginner-climbers need to learn is to say where they are from? :jocolor: :wink:

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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by Julia Wakeling » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:11 pm

Come to the Montagu Rock Rally (14th April)!

geckofeet
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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by geckofeet » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:28 pm

emile wrote:Seems the first thing most beginner-climbers need to learn is to say where they are from? :jocolor: :wink:
Oh yes! that vital part of info...
I'm currently living in Strand.

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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by geckofeet » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:19 pm

Julia Wakeling wrote:Come to the Montagu Rock Rally (14th April)!
Sounds like fun :jocolor:
What should i expect?

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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by Justin » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:25 am

The Rock Rally is a fun competition held in Montagu, competitors spend the day climbing routes to gain points for their scorecards (there is also a fancy dress prize + a few other category prizes). In short there will be many climbers hanging about the crags of Montagu and would give you a good feel for the sport. You would not even need to tag along with anyone, just visit a few of the crags (the walk-in's are generally very short (I'd be happy to give you directions to some of the main areas).
That night there will be a prize giving, spit braai and party.

Assuming you would stay the night, best place to stay would be De Bos as the place is being used as the base to run the event.
Hope to see you there.
Justin

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Hann
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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by Hann » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:38 am

Hi Carla,

Being in Strand I would recommend you join the local MCSA's (Mountain Club of South Africa) mailing list:

https://groups.google.com/group/mcsa-ho ... land?hl=en

They have many rock climbing specific meets, and generally meet at Waterstone Shopping mall on Sunday Mornings.

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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by Franz » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:03 am

i will pm you

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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by sybaard » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:33 am

Come to the Neelsie climbing wall in Stellenbosch. There are always people there in the afternoon. Or check out the Universities' BTK website. Great place to start and meet people.

geckofeet
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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by geckofeet » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:25 pm

Thank you guys for all the help. :)
I feel welcome already!

I will keep in contact :thumright

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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by Fairy » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:00 am

Hi

Its so great to hear that there are also other passionate ladies out there, just like me, who wants to go climbing and gain experience!

I only started out a few months ago and I most certainly want to strive and become better.

Welcome to the climbing community!

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Re: New lady on the rock

Post by geckofeet » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:49 am

:) Thanx Fairy,
Last night was my first indoor climb and it felt good.spaghetti arms today but can't wait
To go back and improve my abilities,especially stamina.

Enjoy every moment and live your passion.

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