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 Post subject: Best Climbing Comps
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:43 am 
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I am looking for infomation on climbing comps in South Africa.
What is/are the best Climbing comps happening anually in Cape Town, Durban, Gautang, or anywere else in the country.

By best I mean, most profecianaly Run, well Attended, farly judged Comps. Something you would consider to be of \"Provincial\" Standard or \"National\"even standard.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:58 am 
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The last Boven comp was very well organised and fun.

Anybody remeber the National comps that ran around the country with the 17 meter climbing wall... lots of fun :)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:45 pm 
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Climbing comps are bollocks.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:29 pm 
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Thanks Derek.
Your comments are so constructive and helpful.

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My pleaseure Dave....Some times the truth is both constructive and helpful.


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Hey Dave

Check out the postings on \"Sponsors & the Roc Rally\"...& tell me I'm wrong about comps. There is some constructive stuff there if you are planning a comp.


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I used to feel the same way as Derek but have just got back from the City Rock bouldering comp, my first bouldering comp ever (in 20yrs of climbing!) and it was a blast! I had loads of fun, didnt place anywhere at all but wouldnt hesitate to do it all again.


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Good to hear. What was the best part? Why was it so much fun? As a serious question.

How were the prizes? Up to scratch?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:34 pm 
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Funny, I was very involved in organising those national comps Justin refers to (way back when Noah was still in nappies). And I can't remember there ever being such a hoo-haa about the prizes. The debate about the Boven Rock Rally prizes is nauseating.

Thanks for bringing a refreshing slant to the value in competitions by focusing on the quality of the organisation. Sorry I couldn't be at City Rock to experience this first hand.

The other thing people were very appreciative of back then were good routes - ah, yes, well, climbing comps are about climbing, aren't they?


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Perfect Wall in Stellenbosch has really good u/18 comps... bouldering, lead climbing, slacklining, dyno etc... and the prizes are also really good!
Everything is also very well organised! But if you're not u/18 you can tell the younger generation about it or you can ask Perfect Wall to organise a big open comp... :wink:

Oh well, that's what i've experianced!


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Douglas, do you know what happened to the trophys that were made for the National comps, way back then? They would be useful if a national circut started up again.

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Hi Dave,
sorry, no I don't. Joffrey Hyman might, though. I think the last official comp of that old national circuit was the one at Sandton Square in 1997, that he organised. So either he'll know where they are or the winners of that comp will - Paul Brouard? I can't even remember that there were trophies.


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I've just dredged up some old documents from the dusty corners of my hard-drive. They remind me that we officially handed over organisation of the national circuit to Praxis (a company run then by Bob Woods) during 2000. There were some problems, and I am not sure how many, if any, of the competitions thereafter got off the ground, because at that time I moved to Germany. So Bob may also be a good person to contact.


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