Tag Archives | Umgeni

Dance Macabre

The eThekwini Invasion

Now, a sensible man would have cleaned the gear and sipped tea for the afternoon. Fortunately, I can’t claim an abundance of sensibility, nor do I like tea.

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Origin Mountain Festival

The event will take place at Umgeni Valley as this venue boasts not only some of the best sport routes in KZN but also accommodates Trad climbers and boulderers.

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Bouldering at Umgeni

Michael Van Der Hum and friends go bouldering at Umgeni.



Helium Dreams 8c/34

When I first bolted and started working Helium Dreams at Umgeni Valley, it felt so impossible that I thought it would represent a huge jump in my strength.

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Illona Pelser Interview

Illona Pelser Interview

One of South Africa’s top female climbers took some time out in Montagu to chat with us…

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One hell of a Women’s Day

I see Faye Brouard and Andrew Scott dumping a rope at the base of Roger Nattrass’s Mango Tango, a 31 (8a+) that Faye has been working on…


Video: Joey Kinder at Umgeni Valley

Two short clips of Joey Kinder climbing at Umgeni Valley. He even claimed ‘This place is better than Boven!’


Karen on Pancake-Day

Karen Varga Interview

It feels incredible to be climbing again, and to be feeling strong and getting on harder routes is really fantastic. The attraction of a hard route is not the grade but the challenge, where the moves require more finesse and flow which I really love.


KZN – New Routes – Truckyard update

Simon Lowe has created an RD for the new routes at the Truckyard at Shongweni Dam.


A Climber's Guide to KwaZulu-Natal Rock Book Order

Review: A Climber’s Guide to KwaZulu-Natal

Roger Nattrass has produced a new guidebook that is simply outstanding! All subsequent SA guidebook authors will curse the high standard that he has set for the genre.

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