Quantcast
It is currently Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:34 pm

All times are UTC + 2 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Climbing at Strubens
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:53 pm
Posts: 23
Location: Strubensvalley
Hi All

We are fairly new to climbing and would like to climb with some more experienced climbers at Strubens (or surrounds). We have our own equipment and can tie knots and all that stuff, but would like to get more experience climbing outside of the gym. Any takers?

Gunter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:21 pm
Posts: 354
Dont waste your time at Strubens. Go to MCSA (Mountain Club of SA) meets - every sunday in Magaliesberg. All the details etc available at www.mcsa.org.za. Click on the jhb section link.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:00 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:53 pm
Posts: 23
Location: Strubensvalley
Hi Hector

Thanks for the advice - I will take a look the Web site. Still though, we live around the corner from the crag so would still like to get some time in there.

Regards,


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Strubens
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:13 pm
Posts: 9
Yeah strubens is really bad, but for beginning its not that bad.

over the weekends especially sundays you can give me a call and arrange to meet in the afternoon (i have to work during the morning) and we can get you onto some better climbing once you're confident in all you doing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:03 am
Posts: 166
Location: da Big Red baboon in magalies
dude take hectors advice!! You will learn only so much at strubans, head out to Magalies on a meet. Try to organise someone to climb with in advance (e.g. on a wed night at the mcsa clubhouse), this will make things a bit easier for yourself. Ask lots of questions... You might bore a few guys but most will be willing help.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:53 pm
Posts: 23
Location: Strubensvalley
Thanks for the advice. We have climbed at Strubens before and found it quite accessible and with some easy routes. Obviously getting out to Magalies would be preferable. We have also climbed trad at Magalies but would prefer to get skilled up on some bolted routes first.

I have contacted the MCSA with the view to come to one of the meets and get kicked off from there.

Cheers,


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:02 pm
Posts: 19
I don't see what the problem with Strubens is, if it's around the corner from you then awesome! As \"Crags of Gauteng\" puts it, 'grading is from 5 to 25' and 'enjoy this as an open air training wall'. The only way to get better in climbing is to \"climb more\" and if strubens is around the corner then it beats going to an indoor gym in my humble opinion.

It also has some great bouldering, but there's no parking really for that section, and last time I checked they were building a house right in the way of the access point. So not sure how easy it is to get to the bouldering section these days. Anyone?

True, it doesn't compare to climbs that I've done in Cape Town, but still there is much fun to be had by all.

_________________
See some of my climbing videos and other uninteresting stuff here:
Dave's thoughts


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:03 am
Posts: 166
Location: da Big Red baboon in magalies
I’m not dishing Strubans as a climbing “venue” as there are some great climbs… I am dishing it because of the majority of people that go there do not display the best standard of climbing “codes”… by this I am referring to things like the way u clip yr quick draws, top roping through the U bolts, climbing with static lines!!! (I have seen this…) ropes lying in the dust and stepping on them… smoking at cracks littering… climbing blind-folded (for god sake…) need I go on???
The standard of climbing in the kloofs is a bit more technical hence the generally higher standard of “practice” Which is why you can learn a lot more from the people around u…


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:02 pm
Posts: 19
Oh! Ok, guess I can pretty much agree with you there. When I first saw the guys climbing blindfolded I was speechless (what's the point?)

I can't stand seeing litter at the base of a crag, especially cigarette butts! Aaaaah!

_________________
See some of my climbing videos and other uninteresting stuff here:
Dave's thoughts


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:53 pm
Posts: 23
Location: Strubensvalley
I see what you are saying. Well I guess we would like to do both Strubens and Magalies. We will also be going to one of the MCSA Wednesday meetings soon and then take it from there.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 2 hours


Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Chris F, Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], Yahoo [Bot]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group