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Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Andy Davies » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:09 am

Greetings climbing friends........

A couple of us psyched, young climbers will be organising this years Montagu Rock Rally. It will be a 1 day event on Sat 17 April which will hopefully preclude rain, but provide cool climbing conditions. It will be held separately to the Mountain Mania M3 so we will have De Bos to ourselves and won't have to squabble over food with the cyclists & runners.

All the De Bos roofed accommodation has been blocked booked for the Rock Rally so if you are quick you may be able to get an available chalet or room. Camping will be available without booking.

The objective is not to crown the SA champion, but rather to have a great climbing festival at this great venue that all the climbers can enjoy. Expect great prizes and some interesting prize categories that will ensure everyone has a good time.

We will keep you updated with any new info.

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby mullet » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:50 pm

Woohoo! :drunken:
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Gustav » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:38 pm

Maybe one day you can pick a date when I can make it? :mrgreen: If you have one for 2011, let me know please!
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Andy Davies » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:31 pm

Gustav our spies checked when you would be busy. We wouldn't want you to come and show us how to crank :D
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Gustav » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:40 pm

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but your comment is SO last year! :?
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Warren G » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:08 am

Looking forward to it- rallies are the way forward :jocolor:

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby emile » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:52 pm

Out of curiosity - I know it's dificult picking a date that suites everyone - but why was that specific weekend chosen - I see there are a long weekends 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after (if you take of the 26th) the 17th (or do I have my public holidays mixed up?)

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby ScottS » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:43 pm

I have no idea about this particular case, but most likely the organisers have something more fun and less stressful organised for the long weekends. Something which they are not prepared to miss out on, just to organise fun for others ;-)

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Andy Davies » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:50 am

Yes we thought you lot would dissappear to the Cederberg, Boven, Oudtshoorn etc over the long weekends. However, I personally recommend bunking whatever you do in the week and make it a long one :thumright
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Andy Davies » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:56 pm

Did I mention that we will be having a mouth watering spit braai after the event? More details to follow :thumleft:
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Gustav » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:18 pm

Do you have to rub it in?
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Warren G » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:41 am

So Andy where is this spit braai and after party- De Bos? Aferparties make Rallies fun! :jocolor: :drunken: :afro:
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Andy Davies » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:01 pm

Warren - we have booked out De Bos and plan to have the spit braai, prizegiving and "social" in the quad. And yes I agree, the party is equally as important as the climbing.
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby mullet » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:54 pm

I personally can't wait! I think we'll have an awesome rally this year!
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Gustav » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:58 pm

I HATE spit braais ....







... when I can't be there! :wink:
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby DamageINC » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:30 pm

Greetings:

Do you think the new "rules" at Montagu with access denial will affect the Rock Rally...ie I see on this website an article, stating that all route beyond Lego Land are off limits ?!? :shock:

We are a group of 4 (beginners) and plan to come through for the Rally...
Some questions to the organizers, if you do not mind:

1. Will the other events (run / cycle) take place at the same time, or will this be another weekend.
2. What is the entrance fee?
3. Is there an updated website (all website references go back 2009, 2007) with info?
4. Is there an entry form / booking form that we must complete before hand, or will all entrants be done on the day?
5. Contact number for organizer ?

LOOKING FORWARD TO IT !!! :alien:
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Andy Davies » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:41 am

Hi Jaques - good to see such enthusiasm. All the info will be posted soon on ClimbZA and there will be an online registration form. As I said in my 1st post, the rock rally is a seperate event to M3 so you can leave your bike and running shoes at home. Pity about the Boschkloof access, but I'm sure there's enough climbing to get everyone pumped stukkend - plus you need to save some energy for the spit braai afterwards.
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Blood Wolf » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:00 pm

Anyone from JHB going to attend the Rally, driving or flying down?
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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby DamageINC » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:01 pm

Hi Andy, i tried to PM you, but think that was successful. Can you plz drop me a mail or provide urs, I have something I would like to run by you, with regards Montagu Rock Rally...

Email: <jacques><at><mediczone><coza>

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Angus » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:19 pm

Howzit Andy! Looking forward to the Rally. Thank you in advance for all of the time that you and the team have already put into the event.

Point of clarification ... what is an "out of towner"? Someone who doesn't live in Montagu? What about people who have recently relocated to the destinguished province of the Western Cape? Are they now classified as honoury guests and therefore automatically qualify for addtional points over and above the "out of towner" catagory? :)

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Pea1nut » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:58 am

Is there a category for one armed climbing? Cos ive attended the last 3 rallies, and unfortunatly ive got a broken wrist at the moment. But i'll be there anyway, so what about a few extra point hey...hey :thumright

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Hann » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:15 pm

The online registration form does not allow for changes to the amount.

http://www.climb.co.za/forms/enter_montagurockrally.php

My girlfriend is coming along, but not participating.
She would however like to have a bite from the spitbraai.

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby ClimbZA » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:22 pm

The form now also allows for you to register for the spitbraai only - so bring your friends to the party!

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby zoed » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:16 am

Just wondering if Legoland is still going to be open and accessible for the Rock Rally?

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Andy Davies » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:49 am

Legoland will be part of the 2010 Montagu Rock Rally. This crag falls outside the farm which is no longer accessible. We are also hoping to get access to Bosch kloof.
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Newbie

Postby sarawood4 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:21 pm

Hey guys.
I'm a new climber, but not a bad climber and I just got to Cape Town about 3 weeks ago. This rally sounds too awesome to not see if I couldn't possibly be apart of it.
I'm no pro and probably not even near it. And honestly, the only climbing I've done has been indoor.
Is this just a bad idea for me or is it possible I could come along and get a chance to learn something?

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby Catherine » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:14 pm

hey sarawood4, yes if you are new then you have to come, you will meet so many awesome people and you will have fun, the emphasis is on having fun.
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See you there!!

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby mullet » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:08 pm

Hey Sara,

I totally agree with Catherine! It would be a bad idea not to go :)
There is no better place to learn about climbing than on the rock surrounded by like-minded people. And its going to be loads of fun!
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Car Pool

Postby sarawood4 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:29 pm

Awesome. Well in that case:

Is there anyone car pooling from Cape Town?

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Re: Montagu Rock Rally 2010

Postby CapeTiger » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:51 am

I'm going to watch the Rock Rally but the venues will be Badkloof, Scoop, Cauldron, Legoland & Farside.
Can you give me a schedule for the rock rally, please? Can I join the party if I am not taking participating / not having splitbraai (vegetarian)?

Is it Sport Climbing Competition? Will it have top rope?

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