Climber exchange program

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Climber exchange program

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:50 pm

I own a indoor rock climbing gym in Kansas City MO , United States. I am originally from SA. I would like to set up a climber exchange program, preferably with a gym, or maybe with climbing club. The idea that I have in mind is that climbers will come to US, work a few days in a gym, route setting or classes, and then head outdoors to various spots. The closest that we have is Horse shoe canyon ranch, where we just competed in 24 hour horse shoe hell, which Tommy Caldwell and his partner won. We will also take climbers to the Red river Gorge and two other huge indoor climbing facilities. We will expect climbers that we send to get the same experience. Included in the hosting will be housing and meals.

Any interest? Look on FB at the Cave bouldering gym, to see our facility.

I will be visiting Jhb and CT in the next two weeks, anyone interested , let me know so we can meet up. I also will be spending a lot of time in Plett (10 days)

Elsa Bleeker

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Re: Climber exchange program

Post by Chris F » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:42 am

Sounds like a great idea if you can sort out "red tape"

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Re: Climber exchange program

Post by SNORT » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:44 pm

Seems like a good idea. Exchanges always are. I propose you get hold of members of the MCSA rock-climbing sub-committee to arrange this sort of thing. I am one of the owners of CityROCK, the indoor climbing gym in Cape Town and climbers from the US can certainly come and route set and see our systems for a while.

I shall email one of the MCSA members who might be keen to deal with this.

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Re: Climber exchange program

Post by Delaney » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:08 pm

Hi Elizabeth

I would be very keen to meet up with you and discuss the possibilities.

I am Chair of the Mountain Club of South Africa's Rock Climbing committee.

Please can you email me on and we can set up a meeting, hopefully with CityRock climbing gym.

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