When I told people I was going to South Africa, many people asked me about which cities (Johannesburg/Cape Town) we would be going to, and if we had plans to go do a safari. All valid questions, and although I did have hopes to see Cape Town and possibly go on a safari, the objective for this vacation was to get a taste of world class Bouldering.
I'll admit, I didn't know much about The Rocklands, and when our friends first started talking about a trip to go climb in South Africa, I was pretty on the fence. South Africa had never really been on the list you know.. that mental list we all keep of places we must go to before we die like Machu Pichu, Everest Base Camp Trek, Galavanting across Europe, Van life and climbing in Norway or Iceland, or seeing the South Island of New Zealand. I mean, I have quit a big list of places I want to go and only a limited amount of vacation each year. But soon 5 of our friends were confirmed to go to The Rocklands and we couldn't resist the pull to go on vacation with everyone, because how often does it work out that a big group of your friends wants to go on the same trip at the same time?Read More