My vision for the Origin Mountain festival was to bring climbers of all levels from around the country and celebrate the sport of climbing in every way we could.
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A fine sampler of the Umgeni Valley climbing in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.
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.
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.
Michael Van Der Hum and friends go bouldering at Umgeni.
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.
One of South Africa’s top female climbers took some time out in Montagu to chat with us…
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…
Two short clips of Joey Kinder climbing at Umgeni Valley. He even claimed ‘This place is better than Boven!’
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.