Montagu Rock Rally 2017

Montagu Rock Rally 2017

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The yearly gathering of rock climbers is once again taking place in the lovely and tranquil town of Montagu!

Whether your’e the seasoned climber with hands of leather or the beginner who doesn’t know what a carabiner is, the Montagu Rock Rally (MRR) weekend is about bringing the climbing community together, promoting the sport and having a jol whilst doing it! As usual the rally serves as a fundraiser for the Anchor Replacement Fund (ARF). For those who don’t know, ARF makes sure the bolts we climb on are safe.

As always there will be great prizes – eg for the best dressed team. So come along, bring your family, your friends and even your dog for a fun day of climbing followed by a prize giving, banquet dinner and party.

Planning Information
Climbers will all arrive in Montagu on Friday afternoon (7th of April) or early Saturday morning (8th of April). The Rock Rally competition officially starts 8.30am on Saturday and goes till about 6pm.

Monster Munch will have their food truck at De Bos on Saturday morning from 6am. They will have breakfast rolls & toasties for sale.

The Prizegiving & After Party will start around 7pm with a banquet dinner by local Montagu food legends Charlotte & Nico of Pikkiwyntjie Kombuis and there will be a DJ in the De Bos courtyard playing tunes into the night.

What to Bring?
– Hat
– Suncreen
– Camera
– Warm Clothing
– Pen or pencil for filling your score card
– Fancy Dress (if you want to enter the fancy dress competition)
– Climbing Gear
– Helmets are advised and encouraged
– 60m rope is advisable
– Permits for Bosch Kloof if you intend climbing there.

What if I don’t have or I’ve forgotten something?
You can get everything in Montagu. The SPAR is open till 8pm everyday. The Spar Tops bottle store is open Mon-Fri till 8pm and Saturday till 5pm. The Montagu Climbing gear shop will be open from Friday till Sunday and you can also rent gear.

Where to stay?
De Bos is offering camping for Rock Rally registrants at a discounted rate of R80pp (normally R90). De Bos also has a backpackers barn, rooms and bungalows. For those who do not wish to camp, there are many accommodation options within walking distance to De Bos.

Other great places to check out are:

Can I bring my kids and friends/family who don’t climb?
Yes! Climbing is a great spectators sport. There are also many fun activities to do in and around Montagu whilst the climbers climb.

We will be offering all day babysitting services at De Bos at R30 per child per hour. There will be safe & fun activities for the kids to do (e.g. Pony Rides & Arts/Crafts & even a climbing wall). So this leaves no excuses.

Can I bring my dog?
Yes! De Bos will allow you to bring your dog for the weekend. Dogs ARE allowed Legoland, Farside, Steeple. Dog are NOT allowed in Boschkloof and Bad Kloof.

What does it Cost?
Montagu Rock Rally Entrance Fee = R85

Optional Extras:
Camping @ De Bos = R80 pppn
Saturday Night Banquet Dinner = R100 pp
Montagu Rock Rally T-Shirt = R130

Please register before the 3rd of April so that we can print the T-shirts and cater for you at the after party braai.

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