Lehlo Ho Nolo – Ice Climbing in Lesotho

Greg (Borman) and Mark Millar went to Lesotho last weekend to learn how to ice climb. Unfortunately it was too warm and the icefall we were hoping to climb was still very much a waterfall!

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Christian Core bouldering in a pair of Boreal shoes on the Egg Files at Rocklands.

Climbing Shoes – (how to make em stick)

Listed below are Frequently Asked Questions about how to fit your climbing shoes:

Competition climbing VS Fun climbing

Sportclimbing on bolts has allowed us to push ourselves, and competitions should first and foremost motivate climbers to perform at their peak regardless of how hard they climb. I must concede that I will never win a climbing competition…

Call for Helipad to Aid Mountain Rescues

THE tragic climbing accident in which top Cape Town climber Hugh Stevens was critically injured last Friday has again brought into sharp focus not only the risks attached to having a wilderness area in our backyard, but also the heroic and often unsung work done by the rescue volunteers.

MCSA – The Legacy of the Apartheid Years

Most Club members are aware that during the apartheid years the Cape Town Section conformed to the socio-cultural norms of the time. It was an exclusively white organisation, which had also previously excluded Jewish people.


My First Celestial Journey

There were 4 of us, Brian Warshow (from Colorado USA), Mark Cowen, James Mader, and me Micky Wiswedel. Originally we planned to meet up after New Years eve and climb energy crisis. On recommendation by Dave Davies we decided to do Celestial Journey (Basically he said we would be a bunch of wussies not to […]

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Justin having just won the 2005 Boven Roc Rally

Justin Hawkins Interview

Needing no introduction Justin Hawkins or JuzH has been cranking for 16 years. He’s been on the climbing scene for as long as I can remember. Taking pole position at almost every competition he’s entered and scaled every rock face he comes across.


Along the summit ridge with about 4 pitches to go

Climbing Mount Kenya

I want to die… someone, somewhere please kick me in the head! My head aches and the dry heaving is now getting old. Damn, I hate the altitude. For some unknown reason I have an inherent inability to operate above 4000m without serious acclimatisation. Tyrone and Hannes are fine, minor headaches and that’s all. Shmucks.


Ice Climbing, Giants Castle, 4-11 July 2005

Anyone can go ice climbing (provided you have some ice). Richard Halsey give a recount of some ice adventures at Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve in the ‘Berg as part of a UCT Mountain and Ski Club trip.

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Fred Nicole, Rocklands

Fred Nicole Interview

We’re in sitting around a concrete table in the Rockland’s camp site with one of the great boulderers of our time, Fred Nicole.

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