Join the Boven Open Weekend

Boven Open Weekend aims to show off what the town of Waterval Boven has to offer, build relationships with locals, and show you a good time!

If you’re a climber from in-land South Africa, you’ve probably been on multiple Boven adventure weekends… but have you seen all that this special corner of the country has to offer?

Explore the road less travelled with the Boven Open Weekend on 9 & 10 October! Hosted by the MCSA and the Boven Reboot Initiative, this fun-filled weekend will show you a side of Waterval Boven you’ve been waiting to discover .

What’s the plan? 

On Saturday, join the MCSA, Wits Mountain Club, and the Emgwenya Climbing Team for a day of climbing at the Ebony and Ivory Towers crag. This “MCSA meet with a twist” will feature a local Boven Market at the foot of the crag selling food, drinks, and more. On Sunday, hike a newly cut route passing four majestic waterfalls over 8.5 km. To top it off, you’ll end with a bridge swing rigged by the Emgwenya Climbing Club.

Click here for the info pack on accomodation, directions, packing lists and the schedule.

Why are we doing this? 

While Boven is a beloved destination for South African climbers, many visitors avoid the crags closer to Boven town as they fear that it is unsafe to climb near the local town and surrounding township. Boven is a town boasting a rich history, a range of local businesses, and its very own climbing club – the Emgwenya Climbing Team. The MCSA has sponsored this team with the very best climbing gear in hopes to empower the Boven locals to reach new heights. But what this town really needs is a chance to change perceptions and showcase all it has to offer.

This is an opportunity to explore new routes, find local gems and show some support for the Boven community – don’t miss it!

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