On Wednesday 27 November we're very fortunate to present a showing of the 2013 Reel Rock Tour at our clubhouse.
Reel Rock is a fantastic annual collection of short films about some of the best climbers in the world and their extreme adventures. This year's as hair-raising as usual, complete with footage of some really big falls.
Proceeds from the evening will go to our Wilgepoort Purchase Fund.
The Sensei: Yuji Hirayama and Daniel Woods
From the Reel Rock website: "Forty-three-year-old Yuji Hirayama is one of the great legends of modern climbing. Near retirement, he plans to complete a project, one of his hardest ever, at the spectacular summit of Mount Kinabalu, on the island of Borneo. But first he must find the right partner. Enter Daniel Woods, the young American boulderer who is one of the strongest humans in the climbing world, but lacks mountain experience. Daniel-San travels to Japan to prove himself worthy of Hirayama’s mentorship, and the unlikely duo team up for the expedition of a lifetime."
Spice Girl: Hazel Findlay
From the Reel Rock website: "The UK climbing scene is known for its strict traditional ethic, yielding dangerous routes and a competitive machismo among the driven young climbers risking it all to prove their boldness. It’s the last place you’d expect to find a nice little blond girl putting all the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that. The first woman to climb the British grade of E9 (super hard, super sketchy), Hazel is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts. Having mastered the scrappy sea-cliffs at home she teams up with Emily Harrington to tackle the massive, untamed big walls of Taghia Gorge, Morocco."
See the trailer here.
See the Reel Rock website here
Where: Meet us at 19h30 at the clubhouse near Melrose Arch on Wednesday 27 Nov, easily reached from the Atholl-Oaklands exit from the M1. See a drawn map with driving directions here. See the interactive Google Map here. "Pub side pitch" on the map shows where the MCSA Jhb club house is.
Fees: MCSA members with 2013 MCSA cards, and students with student cards cash at the door R40 per person. For others R60 cash per person.