Visiting South Africa from the USA..where to boulder?

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jehsc
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Visiting South Africa from the USA..where to boulder?

Postby jehsc » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:30 pm

I am visiting South Africa for about a month or so in August and would love to do some bouldering while I am there. I will definitely be in the Cape Town area, Johannesburg, and potentially a few surrounding countries. I am looking for any information on where to go, how to get there, renting a crashpad, gyms around, etc. I won't have the gear to do any rope climbing, so looking to stick to bouldering maybe deep water soloing.

Any information would be helpful, thanks!

zoed
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Re: Visiting South Africa from the USA..where to boulder?

Postby zoed » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:15 am

Rocklands is the obvious place to boulder in August:
http://www.climbing.co.za/wiki/Rocklands
It's still in season so there'll be plenty of people there and driving to & fro from CPT.

Cape Town peninsula has some amazing bouldering too - best to go out with locals as there's no up to date topo/maps and it can be hard to find your way around.

I'm away til mid August but happy to show you around some local bouldering when I get back - you can pm me.

SchalkErasmus
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Re: Visiting South Africa from the USA..where to boulder?

Postby SchalkErasmus » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:37 pm

There is some bouldering round joburg area, not much though.
An hour or two drive north there is a large area for bouldering at Ezemvelo Nature Reserve.
It is not as big or as good as rocklands but there are round about 150 open problems. It is also sandstone.
If you are interested send me a mail at ixnayvol1@gmail.com or give me a call at: 081 512 3294
We got lots of pads and know the area very well.


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jehsc
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Re: Visiting South Africa from the USA..where to boulder?

Postby jehsc » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:38 am

Thank you for responses! I emailed you Schalk.


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