2016 MCSA Rocklands Youth Bouldering Camp

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MCSA CT Section Youth Programme



Rocklands Bouldering Youth Camp – 1st to 3rd July 2016



The Rocklands Bouldering Youth Camp was held over the weekend of the 1st to 3rd July 2016 at Bushman’s Cave, Rocklands.  Fifteen children and ten parents attended.  


The weekend was filled with a lot of good climbing and great companionship and the kids experienced the comradery of the bouldering community.  We had a number of firsts this weekend:


·         First climb outdoors on real rock

·         First bouldering outdoors on real rock


We had some amazing climbs as well, namely:

1.       Georgi Dorward sent her nemesis from last year, the 6b+ “Big Ears” on the Consequence boulder

2.       Tom van Sittert sent his project from last year, the 7a “Let it Die”

3.       Joseph Rosendorff and Nicholas Allan flashed “Girl on our Mind” and “Coal Chamber” (both 6b+)

4.       Nicholas Allan also flashed “Up the Spout” (6a+) and sent “Let it Die” (7a)

5.       Joseph Rosendorff worked “Minki” (7b) and “The Arch” (8b+) at The Arch Boulder in Campground

6.       Sarah Adams sent “Bad Boy for Life” (5c), found new beta for “Ice, Ice, Baby” (5c) and sent “RSA” (6b)

7.       Ethan Coleman, Jack Vermaak and John Adams sent  “RSA” (6b) and “Up the Spout” (6a)

8.       Ethan Coleman and Jack Vermaak both worked “Coal Chamber” (6b+) but couldn’t make the last move

9.       Matthew Collier-Reed sent “RSA” (6b) and “Up the Spout” (6a), “Ice, Ice, Baby” (5c) and the 5c at Boulder J at the Teapot Boulders in Campground

10.   Finchie Lapin and Georgi Dorward sent “RSA” (6b) the 6b on Consequence Boulder and the 5c at Boulder J at Teapot Boulders, Campground.  Both girls also worked “Girl on our Mind” and “Coal Chamber”.


The rest of the weekend presented us with perfect weather to enjoy our itinerary below.



Friday 1st July:                

02:00pm               All depart Cape Town for Rocklands

06:00pm               All arrive at Bushman’s Cave in the Cederberg

06:30pm               Unpack and Prepare Dinner


Saturday 2nd July:

08:00am               Breakfast

09:00am               Buy permits at de Pakhuys for the weekend

09:30am               Drive to Plateau  where kids can find a project to work for the day/morning

01:30pm               Lunch at boulders

02:30pm               Stay at Plateau for kids to try some other problems

05:30pm               Drive back to Bushman’s Cave

06:30pm               Prepare Dinner


Sunday 3rd July:             

08:30am               Breakfast

09:30pm               Pack up and Drive to Campground for the day

12:30pm               Lunch in Campground

01:30pm               Depart Rocklands and drive back to Cape Town