Leg 1 of the King & Queen of Paarl Mountain 2021 Challenge

1.76 Kilometers | 244 Meters Elevation Gain | 13.7% Average Grade

The Wall Challenge

Will you conquer it or ‘hit the wall’?

The Challenge?

Take on Paarl Adventure Trails’ toughest new addition, The Wall.

This 1.76km, 13.7% Average Grade is one of the toughest around, comfortably taking the title from the nearby Eliminator segment. Unlike many other tough sections, this section is a custom built trail, not a gravel or tar road, adding to its difficulty.

Conquering this monster will bestow on the winning lady and gent, the Paarl Adventure Trails King (or Queen) of Paarl Mountain Leg 1 title (and a soon to be unveiled trophy). Complete the other three legs of the Paarl Adventure Trails King of Paarl Mountain challenge as well and be crowned the 2021 King/Queen of Paarl Mountain.

Prizes include entries to the Hero Adventure Night Series, the Rock Race, the Paarl MTB Challenge, The Flatrock Festival  as well as goodies from Uwe Koetter, Wilderer, CBC, Fairview, Spice Route and Rhebokskloof.

Challenge open to cycling and running disciplines.


How it Works

Quickest weighted time takes the prize!

(And bragging rights as the King or Queen of Paarl Mountain Leg 1 winner!).

Cyclists: Win two entries to the Paarl MTB Challenge (incorporating the SA National Champs) on 27 February 2021 as well as a Paarl Adventure Trails Memberships giving you access to nearly 500km of trails in MTB & Trail Run heaven!

Trail run winners take home a variety of prizes from our sponsors including gift vouchers and Paarl Adventure Trails Memberships giving you access to nearly 500km of trails in MTB & Trail Run heaven!

Lucky draw prizes include wines from Spice Route, various beers from CBC, gin tastings, glasses, a gin blend box and some Rogue Moonshine from Wilderer.

Both a ladies and gents categories apply.



ID Surname Gender Date Actual Time Weighted Time
40176018 Spengler M 2020-12-16 06:44:13 00:31:07 00:23:09
1738866 White Stone Cycles M 2020-12-20 11:21:57 00:13:47 00:08:37
26724679 van Niekerk M 2020-12-20 11:21:57 00:15:00 00:08:18
7329254 BieBie F 2020-12-24 12:02:51 00:19:54 00:13:33
6671805 Benko F 2021-01-02 08:55:52 00:14:11 00:09:51
4411740 Kershoff M 2021-01-07 07:12:17 00:26:43 00:18:25
1521585 Coetzee M 2021-01-08 16:42:24 00:18:09 00:11:20
3315521 Hobson M 2021-01-02 08:56:03 00:11:50 00:08:49
7876756 Kilian Just For Kix M 2021-01-18 18:33:09 00:16:45 Update Details
1521585 Coetzee M 2021-01-19 17:28:01 00:16:55 00:10:26
35902716 Vittoz F 2021-01-20 07:59:29 00:25:29 00:14:43
1130029 du Pisani M 2021-01-23 08:09:54 00:17:33 00:10:39
35902716 Vittoz F 2021-01-24 14:24:28 00:24:58 00:14:20

If your results are not displayed, please check the following:

  1. Competition Registration Complete?
  2. Personal Details Complete?
  3. Strava Connected (and no permissions removed)?

If all these boxes have been ticked, please send us a mail at [email protected] to investigate.

Where weighted time displays ‘Update Details’, please enter your personal details for our calculations to work.

07/12/2020 05:44

Paarl Adventure Trails - The Wall Challenge

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 3.22 km
  • Time 45 min
  • Speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 274 m
  • Peak 557 m
  • Climb 350 m
  • Descent 66 m


Step 1. Register for the Challenge -> MTBRoutes.co.za/Register.

Step 2. Connect your Strava Account to MTBroutes.co.za (if you have not done so before).

Step 3. PREPARE :).

Step 4. Download the GPX file from MTBRoutes.co.za and make sure you understand where the segment starts and ends (a recce ride is advised).

Step 5. Head out to Spice Route and the give it horns!



-> Valid Paarl Adventure Trails Day Pass or Membership.

-> Strava Segment for the challenge: Paarl Adventure Trails – THE Wall.

-> Heart Rate Monitors are compulsory.

-> NO E-bikes.

-> Competition starts on 15/12/2020 and ends 31/01/2021.

-> You can complete the challenge/segment as many times as you wish.

-> Challenge open to runners and cyclists.


To ensure cyclists and runners from all walks of life have a fair chance of becoming the King or Queen of Paarl Mountain, we apply the formula below to calculate a weighted time.

The Formula

We take into account your effort through our HR Factor, your height and weight through our BMI Factor (this number is usually unkind to stocky people, but is to your advantage here ;)) and your actual time.

In short, actual time (in seconds) X BMI Factor X HR Factor = Weighted Time.

Questions? Mail [email protected].

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THE Wall Challenge

Will you conquer it OR 'Hit the Wall'?

1.76 Kilometers | 13.7% Average Grade


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