Waterfall Farm First Ascent Fest | 12–14 April

Get your climb on at Waterfall Farm, the Cape's newest boulder paradise...

Exciting news for Cape pebble-wrestlers – there’s a brand new bouldering destination on the map! Waterfall Farm in Citrusdal boasts a wealth of climbing potential, and you’re all invited to be a part of its beginnings with the upcoming First Ascent Festival…

This is going to be a spectacular weekend spent scouting climbs, logging new problems, swimming, exploring and having a good ol’ jol – what’s not to love? Click the button below to join the event WhatsApp group and read on for more details:


Mark your calendars for April 12th to 14th, as we invite you to join us at Waterfall Farm in Citrusdal for an adrenaline-pumping weekend of bouldering and climbing like never before. Nestled amidst the lush orange, lemon, and lime orchards, this picturesque location offers the perfect backdrop for our quest to establish a new climbing haven.

Picture yourself surrounded by towering boulders, natural swimming pools, and cascading waterfalls — all waiting to be conquered. With the combined efforts of Waterfall Farm and Big Rig Climbers, we aim to transform this serene landscape into an epic playground for climbers of all levels.

Big Rig has got your back with the pads, so leave the gear worries behind and focus on bringing your climbing mojo (plus shoes and chalk, of course)! From deep water solo opportunities to hot tubs nestled among the orchards, every moment of this weekend promises adventure and relaxation in equal measure.

We want to thank you for helping us to establish this new location and as such, are keeping costs as low as possible – both the event itself and camping are free, and there are cottages available for a hefty discount (just R500 per person, per night); join the WhatsApp group to learn more!



  • Arrive and settle into your campsite or cottage.
  • Evening waterfall swims and climb scouting.
  • BYO drinks and food, with wood provided for the bonfire.


  • Morning and afternoon: Scout out new boulders and conquer first ascents.
  • BYO drinks and food, with more wood provided for another night under the stars.
  • Evening: Unwind with a DJ, drinks, and delicious braai amidst the vibrant atmosphere.


  • Kickstart your day with a rejuvenating yoga session at 9 am.
  • Brunch time! BYO drinks and food to refuel for the day ahead.
  • Share your climbing conquests, route names, and images during our info session.


  • Most First Ascents: Win a luxurious 2-night stay at Waterfall Farm’s Daisy Cottage (valued at R7 000 ZAR)
  • Lucky Draw: Big Rig supplies a weekend’s worth of pads to one fortunate climber.
  • Various other categories, including Most Toe Hooks, Biggest Dyno, Most Destroyed Hands, and more!

Join us for the climb of a lifetime; don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of history as we embark on this exciting journey to establish a new bouldering haven. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or just starting out, there’s something for everyone at the First Ascent Festival.

Pack your gear, gather your friends, and get ready to conquer the rocks like never before!