The Paarl/Wellington section is home to a few avid mountaineers and rock climbers and there is certainly a movement in the youth of the club towards the development of young climbers & mountain lovers. This section of the club is one of the less talked about sections, yet it nevertheless stays very active. We have a few hotspots where we climb here in Paarl, these include but are not limited to:
- Paarl Rock Nature Reserve which has sport, trad and bouldering
- Hellfire – A sport and trad crag on the other side of Du Toits kloof
- We have the Kromrivier hut which is surrounded by boulders
- For some afternoon quick climbing there is the bouldering wall at Olive Glen, where members can enjoy a short after work session of bouldering and socialising with like-minded individuals. There is also potential on the Powries’ farm for some traditional climbing routes to be opened.
We are planning on holding training courses in the near future to up-skill climbers, starting from beginner courses through to advanced. Additionally we will have basic gear available for use by club members; however a strict policy will be in place to ensure gear is returned and looked after.
Safety is a major factor when climbing in the mountains and it is important to keep this in mind when venturing out to your favourite spot. See the safety guidelines section.
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