The Malaysian Bolting Fund on The Star

So as we all know Patrick and the team behind the Malaysian Bolting Fund has been doing great work developing Takun in the past couple of years and it has steadily grown into an amazing spot for climbing. Today they get a two page spread in the star! (and we get a mention :D)

If you still havent heard of them, or heard of them but dont quite know what in the world it is… the Malaysian Bolting Fund (We’ll call them the MBF) is a small organisation dedicated to maintaining and developing crags around Malaysia. We see the potential for Malaysian outdoor climbing being brought up over and over again but potential counts for nothing if it isn’t realized.

Thats what the MBF is here to do, to put in the time, effort and organiziing the financials to maintain and develop the crags around Malaysia…. and YOUR help is always appreciated, whether in kind of money/time/effort. Keep in mind the work that goes in to this will ensure not only the safety of you and the climbers around you but getting new crags also means more fun! more adventures! and places to explore! đŸ™‚

To find out how you can contribute visit https://www.facebook.com/MalaysianBoltingFund

Sign the petition! Get PCP back!

So as everyone in the Malaysian climbing community knows, our beloved Putrajaya Challenge Park Climbing Gym (PCP) has been down due to a change in management for close to the past 2 months now.

As the largest climbing gym in South East Asia, PCP is a very valuable asset to the climbing community here. More than a world class climbing center, it serves as a hub for the climbing community in the greater Klang Valley to gather and mingle.

Putrajaya Challenge Park

In order to get this place up and running again, our buddy Leo has fired up a petition to be passed on to the relevant authorities and is spreading around facebook as I am typing this. So in case you haven’t got in a piece of the action, please take 2 minutes of your time to head to this link. Sign up! Get your friends to sign up! Get everybody to sign up!

Hopefully this will speed the process of getting our beloved gym back sooner.

Climb hard! Climb safe.
Shawn

It’s Alive!

Finally have got this up and running! Welcome to Climb Malaysia!

Click on the Facebook Login button on the left to have an account linked to your Facebook Profile automatically created. Or you can just register for an account yourself.

Climb Malaysia has been a project I’ve been working on throughout the past few months, and hopefully with all your support we’ll bring this community alive!

The Main Objective

The main reason for Climb.My is to bring together climbers from all around the country.

I believe the Malaysian Rock Climbing scene is a very small and tight-knit community and you will always find yourself easily connected to that other climber two routes down through some mutual friend or something like that. Before this, we have been relying on facebook groups/sharing/word of mouth to communicate with each other.

With Climb.My we hope to bring together the entire community into one spot to talk and share about anything in the climbing scene in Malaysia, and beyond…

Events!

Are our climbing scene continues to grow and mature, more and more events such as competitions, workshops, talks, and maybe later on even something like the Reel Rock Film Tour! will start to appear in Malaysia.

Climb.My serves as a platform to promote all our events and even has a full fledged calendar built in to keep track of everything that is going on.

For now, I’ve only put in the Kelantan Rock Climbing Challenge and the GreenTrekkerz Charity Climb up, but feel free to drop in the events page and add in an event yourself!

A New Guide Book

The current Malaysian climbing guide book is a little more than out of date, and I figure the best way to keep us all updated on what climbs are out there, is to maintain an online guidebook that is maintained by our climbers for our climbers.

This will hopefully be a community driven initiative where we can keep track of new climbs, climbs that need maintenance, loose rock, nesting birds and other such information and updates.

All of these are still in its early development stages so we would definitely welcome any contributors with rough guides/maps/topo images and such to add to this.

Too Lazy? Didn’t Read?

Climb.My wants to unite the entire Malaysian climbing community into one big family.

It features:

  • A Discussion Forum to talk about anything really
  • An Events Calendar to keep track of our events and happenings
  • A Community Driven routes database to serve as an updated guidebook

It will take some time to get momentum going, but I encourage everyone to get all the climbers you know in here, active and talking on the forum. Do anything you want! Let me know if there are any issues with the site or any new functions we can add by commenting below

Lastly, we are always looking for people to help in anyway, moderators, contributors to share your stories, photos, web developers to keep the site up and running so do get in touch with me by sending me a PM on the site if you would like to help in any way. Any effort is much appreciated!

I sincerely believe this is the next step we need to take as a climbing community to get organized and work towards the future of climbing in Malaysia, and have tons of fun along the way :).

Climb Safe, Climb Hard!
Shawn.