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.
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.