It is currently Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:22 pm

All times are UTC + 2 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: First time to ZA! Help!
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 5:24 am
Posts: 3
Real Name: Daniel Jordan
Hello everyone!

Myself and two other climbers are arriving in Capetown, ZA on the evening of May 29th to spend a month climbing and traveling. We have reservations to stay at the alpha excelsior through the 16th, because one of our team members wants to try and climb some difficult boulders in the Rocklands.

Anyone have any good rental car beta?

Anyone have any first-hand experience with Alpha Excelsior?

Are there other good climbing areas in Western Cape? Preferably some fun, hard, aesthetic, sport crags?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, we are really looking forward to visiting your country and meeting as many climbers as possible!

Thanks,

-Daniel


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:22 pm
Posts: 47
If you want some sport climbing you should check out Truitjieskraal and surrounds, which is also in the Cederberg region. Other good sport climbing in the Western Cape includes Montagu (1h30min drive from CT) and then the local crags. If its hard sport you are looking for then it would be best to check out the Hole and the Mine.
Needless to say you will have an awesome time in Rocklands. Alpha is good but don't forget to go party down at the campsite bar :)
There is lots of info on the climbza wiki so you can check out the crags that you wanna head to. If you want to get to an awesome crag (the only limestone in SA) then you should check out Oudsthoorn which is just under a 4hr drive from CT.
Don't forget to check out some of the bouldering in Cape Town. Topside's, Echo Valley would probably be my recommendation.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 5:24 am
Posts: 3
Real Name: Daniel Jordan
Thanks so much for your help...Oudsthoorn looks fantastic! Have you climbed there?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:59 pm
Posts: 161
Is the team member wanting to try hard problems Matt Fultz by any chance? Think you might battle to drag him away from Rocklands!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 5:24 am
Posts: 3
Real Name: Daniel Jordan
We will leave him there!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 2 hours


Who is online

Registered users: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], SNORT


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