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.
Climbing for Health & Fitness Gyms opening and closing and restrictions on travel, it is no wonder our climbing goals may seem further out of reach than they have before. But that’s ok. In The Send Is Important , we spoke about goal setting, how to build a pyramid, having multiple goals as well as […]
So if Safety Is An Illusion, how do we employ good risk management in our climbing and outdoor life. The climbing life requires a good understanding of forces and knowledge of systems and at the least, conscious competence of some basic climbing skills. Sometimes progress comes in the form of improvement, and sometimes in the […]
It was a natural step to become part of this project and create custom café-ware for the shop and gym to reflect the community we are all a part of.
People make time for things that are really important to them. I think the reasoning as to why we want to make time for something is the deciding factor between doing what we want and not doing what we really want.
We are at the beginning of the South African climbing season. The conditions are crisp and ready for us to get Sendy this season. With the potential of a successful season it is important to lay down the groundwork for what you want to get out of it. So I thought I would help out all my Friends and Allies and share some pointers on getting that Send!
Safety in climbing is about how prepared you are for what comes your way. The better you are at identifying risk, the better you are at dealing with yourself in risky situations and the better you are at doing the right things while in a risky situation, the less likely you are to get seriously hurt while climbing.