Hosting the 2021 Africa Continental Championship At the end of last year we had the privilege of hosting the boulder portion of the Africa Continental Championship (ACC). This competition was the qualifying event for the World Games held in America in 2022. The comp was run by the South African National Climbing Federation with a […]
A trip down memory lane As 2021 is coming to an end it’s important to look back and reflect on what once was. A FA Onsight year that was filled with firsts, laughter, excitement, friendships along with some crazy ups and downs. Yet the gym is still not a year old. But the December break […]
Where the dream started for all our Scallywags & Friends and Allies. This journey all started with a boo boo. The excitement of climbing and over doing it leads to cuts, scrapes and worn down finger tips. With the psyche high to continue climbing I mixed a concoction of ingredients that I thought would help […]
Climbing performance is complicated, but we’re here to break it down for you Do you want to climb stronger in 2022? As the home of the Scallywags, Friends and Allies is the perfect place to teach people the art of movement and the science of training. I often hear climbers describe someone who climbs well […]
I think it is natural when you open a gym that you want to host your own boulder competition. It has been a hot topic since before we even built the gym. There is no doubt that over time the gym has opened a space just begging for a comp. As we were navigating through the 3rd wave we picked a time that we thought would be just right, and we don’t think our timing could have been better.
The Kloof Fest FA hosted with the MCSA JHB Section might have been the most action the space has seen in a while. That’s because we invited a few people, some experienced and some new, to experience this hidden gem of cascading waterfalls into crystal pools, soaring cliffs and a sense of peace in a place so ancient you can’t help but dive a little deeper into what it means to be alive.
Join us in the Virtual and experience the future of climbing as we live stream our 1st Tjoms in Arms Climbing Competition on the 18th of September.
Friends and Allies is beyond excited to present our first ever boulder competition, Tjoms in
Arms, on Saturday the 18th September 2021.
The Kloof Fest is a wonderful thing, word of mouth invites spread and a cool bunch of people arrive in the mountains to enjoy nature in all its glory.
Small, intimate and impactful is how we have always envisioned our climbing gym and community in Johannesburg. Join us as we share the journey 6 months in.