Beginner climber

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Beginner climber

Post by Wana9 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:24 pm

Good Day

i am from Pretoria and want to start climbing. have been hiking.

want to do high angle climbing and abseiling and also want to know where is the best spots around Pretoria area to go Climb.

also what courses do i need to do and where to begin.

Thank you

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Re: Beginner climber

Post by Dolores » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:54 pm

Start bouldering or top-roping. The thing that will be the weakest in your hands, fingers, forearms. Not enough besides climbing will fix that.

There's a routes database on this site to view for places to climb. There's a greater one on Mountain Project Or go to the gym and make some friends who climb and go where they go.

good luck
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Re: Beginner climber

Post by deSouzaFrank » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:12 pm

Howzit wana9

High angle climbing?

Yeah i think its best you join a climbing gym and make some friends. Preferably with people who dont talk of high angle climbing and have enough experience to teach you properly, so you may learn to climb safely and not just get obsessed with grade chasing.

If you’re willing to pay for a course, try Gavin at peak high mountaineering or Gustav/Jan/Alex at Roc n Rope in Waterval Boven.

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Re: Beginner climber

Post by Old Smelly » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:08 am

So I suspect that you should go to the Barn

or try the indoor bouldering gym:

These may be listed somewhere here with more details but that is an easy starting point

If you want to get outdoors contact the Magaliesberg Section of the Mountain Club of South Africa
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Re: Beginner climber

Post by KiddBetty » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:22 am

I would recommend you to start with indoor climbing ,
For a great day out action of Indoor Climbing in Pretoria.
An all year around activity for every level of ability, Indoor Climbing is an increasingly popular form of rock climbing performed on artificial structures that attempt to mimic the experience of outdoor rock.
That would be more effective before you go out.As climbing found more likely dangerous work out, we strive to minimize this risk by providing a safe,
You can find comprehensive courses and coaching by certified guides and professional climbers.
Hope you dins it helpful.

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