durbanville wall

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hubert
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durbanville wall

Postby hubert » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:11 pm

i want to start a boulder wall in durbanville, any ideas as to a loctaion
(under correction, there are no walls in this area?0

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The Jimmy
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Re: durbanville wall

Postby The Jimmy » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:01 am

Medics at Tygerberg Hosptital have a climbing wall in the sportshall on the top floor of the Student Centre. Membership is something like R100 per year. I also live in Durbanville and I go train there. Nice wall and friendly bunch of guys who run it.

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Re: durbanville wall

Postby Brussel » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:15 am

How does one get access to the tygerberg wall? I live in durbanville too and am keen to do some bouldering as I recover from a mountain bike injury

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Re: durbanville wall

Postby The Jimmy » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:52 am

The wall is managed by guys named Stephan and Lukas. I suggest trying to track either one of them down by phoning the Medics Campus reception desk and asking for the climbing wall manager.

Alternatively and maybe easiest: go to the student centre and go to the gym on the ground floor and tell them you want to climb at the wall. They have all the application forms with them. It'll take you 5min to fill in and one of the gym guys will go unlock the sportshall (where the wall is) for you.

Hint: the hall can be very quiet and lonely, most of the Medics guys train Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 5 to 6. It'll help a lot to take a portable CD player/Ipod and some good tunes! I'm normally go there on Mondays or Tuesdays, send me a pm and maybe we can meet up there sometime.

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Re: durbanville wall

Postby Brussel » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:16 pm

cool sounds like a plan...will get fit first, then PM you to climb!!!

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Re: durbanville wall

Postby frosty » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:15 pm

hi, i climb with stefan and luke, so just PM me and i'll give you their contact details. They really keen for people to use the wall.

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Re: durbanville wall

Postby hubert » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:44 am

this is all fine, i used to climb there as well, but want to start
a wall for general public. There has been a few incidents on the
medical campus and security has effectivly blocked access to
anyone not a student at the campus. Danie Le Roux(021 938 9468)
, sport administrator has even affirmed the closure of the wall to
anyone not a medical student. although luke will give you access
to the wall from the student centre, it is access to the centre
via the boomgate that is problematic


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