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Danie van Zyl, our sectionís committee member for
climbing received thanks from the organisers of SOAPkidz. He assisted in
introducing rock climbing to a group of 12 underprivileged boys from the
With equipment provided by our Section and under the expert
guidance of Danie the boys were kitted out with climbing harnesses and
helmets and given a lecture on safety and the rudiments of rock climbing.
The boys then started their climbing on an easy grade 11 rock face
which the boys with their natural agility and strength successfully
managed. Initially for most of the boys the difficult part was getting
down as they found it difficult to lean away from the rock face and place
their trust in the rope and belay. As the day continued they attempted
progressively more difficult climbs. For the boys it was a day to
remember for ever.