Monday, November 16, 2015

de Charmoy take downs

Benjamin de Charmoy has had a successful year so far, sending four problems in the 8A+/8B region. "Armed Response" and "The Arch" in Rocklands, along with "The Pursuit of Happiness" and (this past weekend) "Groundswell" in Cape Town.

Those familiar with the top out of "The Pursuit of Happiness" shall appreciate the following video...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Naude sends Witness the Sickness

14 year old Cape Town local, David Naude, sent the Rocklands classic "Witness the Sickness" 8A. Check out the clip below.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Toselli sends Black Hawk Down

Rowan Toselli sent the Cinema classic "Black Hawk Down" 8A+. Rowan came close to sending numerous times earlier this year, but had to wait 8 months for the area to re-open after the fires that ravaged all of Topside in early March.

Monday, October 5, 2015


While making the long drive from Mozambique back to Cape Town, Maciek Fijalkowski and Marijus Šmigelskis came across a boulder strewn mountain not far from the Lesotho border. After exploring the potential they tipped Edvinas Šmigelskis and visiting Austrian Chris Baum off to the area and development began. Marijus returned a while later, rallying Clinton Martinengo and JHB climbers Evan Margetts, Josh McNally and Tim Slab, to establish many future classics featured in the clip below.

The area is approximately 3 hours from both Johannesburg and Durban, and will be an excellent addition for climbers from both regions.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Julia Chen in Rocklands 2015

Julia Chen had a good season in Rocklands sending "Teatime" 7C, "Stalker on the Horizon" 7C and "Caroline" 7C+.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sánchez in Rocklands

Nacho Sánchez had a solid season this year in Rocklands, making repeats of "Monkey Wedding" 8C, "Amandla" 8B+, and "Gogoan" 8B+, among other hard lines.

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Seamstress FA

Clinton Martinengo has made the first ascent of his latest project in Oorlogs Kloof in Montagu, "The Seamstress" 34.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Ebert Nel on the first ascent of "Megalomaniac" 34, at The Chosspile.

Monday, July 6, 2015

UPDATED: Livin' Large 2nd ascent

Jimmy Webb has made the 2nd ascent of "Livin' Large" 8C in Rocklands after 10 days of effort this season.

A video posted by @syknar on
UPDATED: Check out the full edit below

Friday, May 1, 2015

Warren's 30 before 30

Last year Warren Gans set out with the ambition to climb his first grade 30 sport climb before his 30th birthday. The route he chose was "The Activist" in Montagu. Check out his story below.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WCBL 2015 Final Results

Below are the final results for the WCBL 2015 season. Top 5 from each category qualify for the national finals to be held at CityRock on 11-12 April.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WCBL 2015 Round 7 Results

The 7th round was held at the MCSA Cape Town's wall. One last round remains, to be held at UCT. Results below.

Friday, March 13, 2015

WCBL 2015 Round 6 Results

The results after round 6 of the WC Boulder league.  Next week's round will be held at the MCSA wall.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


A short edit of Clinton Martinengo opening "Hustler" 33 at The Penthouse in Montagu back in 2014.

Monday, February 23, 2015

National Bouldering Championships 2015

The 2015 National Bouldering Championships will be held at CityRock in Cape Town this year. Check out the poster below for details.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Monkey Business Inc

Check out another great video from the 2014 Rocklands season, this time showcasing Alex Megos and friends as they take down classics and test pieces alike.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

WCBL 2015 Round 1 Results

This year's Boulder League kicked off at UCT last Tuesday. Psyche was high and competitors were determined to send. Benjamin de Charmoy came in at first place in the Men's Open completing 14 out of 15 problems and Julia Chen secured a first in the Ladies' Open category. The next round will be held at UCT on Tuesday 10 Feb at 6pm. All welcome!

Full results below: