Boven Roc Rally 2012 Registration

Boven Roc Rally 2012 registrations are open!! – Scroll down for more details and registration.

This is a yearly rock climbing endurance event that involves a team of two, racing between the cliff faces around Wonderland, Waterval Boven and doing as many climbs as you can in 8 hours on the first day, then climbing one route on day 2 pushing as hard as you can on the grade scale of difficulty.

Although the competition is tough and some take it very seriously, there is a serious festival component and the all round vibe is seriously chilled out and social. Most competitors wear costumes for the fancy dress awards which makes for a guaranteed laugh-a-minute, every minute!

As in a golf match, every climber gets given a handicap based upon his or her climbing performance over the last year and other personal best performances (see rules for more info).

Basically to win this competition, you will have to climb a lot (against your handicap) on the first day and then climb hard on the second day. A logical and fair but complicated system will be explained before the start of the competition. Read the rules carefully!

For the top climbers there is a special difficulty section where climbers focus on climbing at the absolute limit of their abilities. Only the most difficult 3 routes over 2 days count towards scoring and no handicap system is in place here.

Waterval Boven Rock Rally 2012 poster

Emergency & Medical Details

Make sure that you have the right numbers for the MCSA Search and Rescue Teams handy when you head out into the mountains.
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Registration Fees – R350 per person
Youths, Students and MCSA members – R300
(This includes your high quality event long sleeve shirt, 2 x Suppers, Saturday & Sunday nights as well as breakfast rolls & coffee on Saturday & Sunday morning).

Make an EFT to the following account – preferably one transfer per team:
Roc and Rope Adventures
FNB Waterval Boven 270551
Acc # 62010263862

Entries close on 21 September 2012. Entries after 15 September may not get T-shirts.
All personal information will be treated as confidential.

13 Responses to Boven Roc Rally 2012 Registration

  1. Micky Sep 5, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Hey are there extra points awarded for onsights and flashes? couldnt find anything in the rules?

  2. Gustav Sep 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Shot for picking that out – updates to follow soon .

  3. Christine Sep 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Hi Gustav. The R350 does it include accommodation too ?

  4. Gustav Sep 7, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Nope – (This includes your high quality event long sleeve shirt, 2 x Suppers, Saturday & Sunday nights as well as breakfast rolls & coffee on Saturday & Sunday morning).

    Remember students and MCSA members get a generous discount.

    PS: If you have to buy this shirt shirt in a fashion boutique, you’ll pay at least R300…

  5. Liesl Sep 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Hi, do we have to book camping spaces at Tranquilitas seperately?

  6. Gustav Sep 17, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Yes. Actually no. It will be first come first serve for camping up there. Some tents are already up!

  7. Mateus Brito Sep 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Hello there, I am arriving from Brazil and I have just registered because some friends invited me to join them! Would it be possible for me to pay upon arrival? As I leave tomorrow and have no idea of how to send the payment through the information provided. Thanks so much, and please let me know if you accept pay pal or any other form of payment! Best regards!

  8. Gustav Sep 18, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Hey Mateus,

    No problem. You can pay when you get here. For further info mail me on

  9. Lizelle Sep 20, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    If you compete in the handicap comp, is it acceptable for team member A to leave the quickdraws in for member B if both are doing the route for points?

  10. Gustav Sep 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Yes you may:

    Redpoint = Redpoint
    Pre-placed Flash = Flash
    Pre-placed Onsight = Onsight

    I think…

  11. Dirk Talma Sep 26, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Hehe. How is a pre-placed onsight = onsight? Did the belayer look away while the first person was climbing? I think I’m just pissy cause I couldn’t go

  12. Gustav Sep 27, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    You missed out. Belayer can look away…always frowned upon if scorecard comes back with both climbers onsighting!

    If other climbers are working the route and draws are in, is it still an OS? Tricky…

    If the crux is chalked & ticked revealing the beta? Like where is the best place to dyno for on the jug – wish it was 🙁

    As long as we don’t get too serious about it, enough rules in this world already now!

  13. Justin Sep 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Results and pictures here –>

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