New to climbing JHB

If you are a beginner climber and want to ask other climbers any questions - then this is the place to ask.
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New to climbing JHB

Postby Rogerhost » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:28 pm

Hi their guys my name is Roger, im more than interested in learning to climb in or out door and looking for groups or partners to learn from and befriend. i live in edenvale and im 28 years old and a positive out look in life :afro:

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Re: New to climbing JHB

Postby emile » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:48 pm

Hey Roger, I'm from PTA so it's a bit out of your way, but if you are ever inclined to head out to Bobbejaans / Bronkies give me a shout. I've got all the gear except spare shoes and you're welcome to come climb with.

There's a MCSA trad meet specifically for beginners next to Mountain Sanctuary park coming up on the 5th Feb (I'll be there, dying to try out trad), maybe that'll interest you too.

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Re: New to climbing JHB

Postby Neil » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:51 pm


You welcome to pop in at my climbing gym. It is prob the closest to Edenvale. Drop me an email on or call on 083 669 3028.


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Re: New to climbing JHB

Postby coach » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:29 am

There is also Wonderwall in Kya Sands, they have everything to get a climber started. Its also a great place to meet climbers and make friends. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings are very popular. Check out

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Re: New to climbing JHB

Postby Xiltch » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:42 pm

I am also new to the JHB and currently training at Wonderwall. The only problem is that I stay in Kempton Park area and is a long drive.

Also looking for some people to go out to the crags and climb with as my gear is pretty limited at the moment. Lacking draws and rope.

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Re: New to climbing JHB

Postby BT » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:03 am

@ Johnathan and Roger, If you guys are still looking for a partner, I live in Edenvale, my current climbing partner is in Europe for 2 months, let me know.

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Re: New to climbing JHB

Postby napaman » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:08 pm

Hi Guys,

I live in Benoni and go to bronkies 95% of weekends. We have 2 ropes (one short one for shorter routes) you guys are welcome to join us for outdoor climbing.

For indoor climbing Neils gym is awesome and you meet great people there.

We climbing this sat morning again PM me your digits and I'll drop you a call if you keen.


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Re: New to climbing JHB

Postby Xiltch » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:50 am


Hey, I been going to Neil's gym now (after blowing out at Wonderwall and having to take like 6 weeks break)

I am keen to join you some time on a bronkies visit, will PM you with the required digits :)
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Re: New to climbing JHB

Postby SaneshM21 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:22 pm


I'm trying to figure out the best way to get started in rock climbing. I'm pretty much new to it - minus my "awesome" attempts at rock climbing walls. :)

Any advice, help or assistance getting started would be tremendously appreciated! I'm based in NorthRiding - JHB

I've always wanted to get into rock climbing and hopefully get into it on a serious level eventually.
I'm pretty fit and healthy guy.


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Re: New to climbing JHB

Postby Old Smelly » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:24 pm

Several suggestions for you (all of which will work)

1. Go to Drifters in Sandton & talk to the guys there.
2. Get in contact with the MCSA (011 807 1310) & ask about the "Orientation programme" & from this you can beef up on your knowledge & meet other climbers at the same stage as you are (an important aspect which the more experienced guys wont point out.)
2. Go to Wonderwall after that & you can climb safely & meet more climbers.

Ultimately you should want to be properly trained & learn from safe climbers & this is the way to do it. Other avenues exist of course, but just make sure that your trainers or mentors are up to the job :thumright i.e. not JUST gymrats :jocolor:
Really, its not that bad...I think it's my shoes...

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