Growing African Climbing One Comp At A Time

Competition Climbing in Africa

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 […]

2021 A FA Onsight Sort Of Year In A Blur

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 […]

FA Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies In 2021

Our brands are the most innovative climbing brands in SA

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 […]

Climb Stronger in 2022 with Scallywags Coaching

Scallywags Coaching is where Climbers Find Their Coaching Partner

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 […]

Till Death Do We Tjom

Female Final Climbers at the TIA Boulder Comp

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 What & Why of Kloof Fest 2021?

Kloof Fest FA Onsight 2021

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.

Climbing & Learning at Pre-Kloof Fest!

Wes Walking Into The Kloof

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.

Starting A Climbing Gym In A Pandemic

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.