News from the Provinces
The South African National Climbing Federation would like to formally welcome RAM Mountaineering Limited as a major sponsor in 2011.
RAM has been supplying South Africans with leading brands such as Beal, Saltic and Black Diamond for many years. RAM will be supporting the SANCF in its ongoing efforts to further establish competition climbing as a recognised sport in schools and to develop competition climbing in previously disadvantaged schools. This can only be of great benefit to the growth and development of climbing in South Africa as a whole.
Join us at Monte Casino for Joey Kinder's first slide show in South Africa. This psyched international climber will be touring our beautiful country, visiting a slew of different crags. In his time here he will be interacting not only with our Youth team, helping to prepare them for the Youth World cup in Austria, but also introducing climbing to development areas. Don't miss out this fantastic opportunity to hear what Joey has to say. It is sure to entertain. Join us in the Verona Room in the Pivot Building at Monte Casino at 7pm on Thurs 30 June.
Arjan in classic style. Photo by Micky Wiswedel
Arjan de Kock, who is currently ranked 5th in the world for bouldering, is set to represent South Africa in the boulering worldcup held in Vienna this weekend. On Friday 13th May he will enter the qualifying rounds. The men's qualifying rounds will be held between 10am - 14:30pm. On Saturday 14th May the semi finals will be held from 12:30-15:20 and the finals will start at 20:00.
Arjan has done South Africa proud throughout his climbing career, having competed in past Rock 'n Road events and recently riding a huge sending wave. He recently sent several impressive boulder problems including 8B+ Gecko Assis, Fontainebleau, 7C L'Arrache Coeur, Fontainebleau, 7B+ Conquistadores, Fontainebleau, 8A Le Toit du Greau, Fontainebleau and 8A La Balance sans la prise taillée, Fontainebleau.
So lets get behind our world class competitor and check out his climbs by viewing it on the IFSC TV.
Check out the competitions official website for more details.