GR_June2022_Coefficient Hoody

Review by Tony Lourens To be honest, it is difficult to know where to start with a review of the Coefficient – there are so many good qualities! You will know exactly what I mean when you put it on. If ever there was a light base or mid-layer designed specifically for climbing, then this …

GR_June2022_Moji Latern

Review by Tony Lourens I know I stand the risk of showing my age, but I remember well taking those blue gas lamp thingies up into the hills. Making sure that those fragile filaments stayed intact, changing gas canisters and keeping them sheltered from the wind and so on . . . what a pain …


Review by Tony Lourens “The Black Diamond Spot 400 is one of our favourite headlamps for backpacking because it’s bright, has a long burn time, and it’s full of convenient features. And at only $45, the Spot is a steal for such a powerful and durable headlamp. We named the Spot 400 the best value …


Read the editorial and check out the contents of the latest issue. With up-to-date news coverage, training articles, gear reviews, celebrity profiles, technical tips covering a wide variety of subjects, event reports, big glossy pics and enthralling articles. Editorial While most people I have mentioned it to can’t believe it, truth be told, I myself …


New back-country adventure route in Montagu by Carolyn Dent Hilton Davies has had a lifetime of passionately seeking out and creating big, hard, bold trad routes in adventurous places. When we met, he confessed he was done with big missions, and looking to do some easier stuff. And I was a relatively new climber with …

La Bavarese_June2022

by Alexander Huber After accepting an invitation by Italian climber, Gianni Canale, to try and free climb their wild 6-pitch route, Oiscura, on the south face of Punta Giradili. Alexander Huber was drawn to an even more direct and an even more wild line through the monster cave formation.This is his story. Read the full …


Another helping of some of the finest crack climbs in South Africa. Feed your addiction and add some of these to your tick list for your next road trip. Read • Travel • Climb! Read the full article


A new climbing shop has opened at the De Bos campsite in Montagu. It is situated in the reception office and sells everything you may need during your stay in Montagu. From consumables like chalk, batteries and gas, to headlamps, belay devices, chalk bags, carabiners, mini lamps, first aid kits, duct tape, a range of …


Sandstone Paradise in the Western Cape by Tony Lourens gets 14 pages of exposure in UP, Italy’s biggest climbing magazine. Unfortunately the article is in Italian, but you can still check out the awesome pics. Many thanks to all who submitted photos for this article. Download the PDF

8b+ Slab With Good Holds Adam Ondra

Arco is great as it offers a variety of face and slab climbing. This wall is one of the most unique I have ever seen. Unlike most other Arco slabs, it is very smooth, with incredible and often very sketchy moves. Watch the video of Diretta Italo Spagnola, an 8b+ on a 5-degree slab with …