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Choosing to Fly | Steph Davis
Steph Davis – We can decide between allowing things to weigh us down or we can decide to fly.
Climbing Psych in the Boven Mountain Festival
People were simply on the rock because they enjoy climbing, the only difference is that they just had a little more motivation.
Angy Eiter Interview
Interview with 28 year old Austrian Angy Eiter who was recently in South Africa and spent time in Rocklands and Montagu.
Origin Mountain Festival
The event will take place at Umgeni Valley as this venue boasts not only some of the best sport routes in KZN but also accommodates Trad climbers and boulderers.
Let Go – BASE Swing and Space Line
Great video of a few guys and girls having fun on the Sentinal at Hout Bay!! The video features a BASE Swing and Space Line.
8 days in Yosemite
Yosemite is truly one of those places where Mother Nature has outdone herself, and from the view of a climber there is no other place like it on earth. Driving out of the valley I had just one thought in my mind, “I will be back”…
Banff Mountain Film Festival South Africa
The Banff Mountain Film Festival South Africa brings the best of adventure and outdoor lifestyle documentaries to local shores. South Africa is one of 35 countries and 390 communities globally participating in the World Tour.
Of Men and Monsters – Topside
This new addition to the Maze at Topside is easily one of the best of its grade in Cape Town.
Adam Ondra – Please Comment if you know whats going on!
30 Oct 2014: South Africa | 1 Comment
Adam Ondra explains laws of Mejcup bouldersession.
18th running of Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday
Town City Bowl: Devil’s Peak, Maclear’s Beacon (via Platteklip Gorge) and Lion’s Head. Participants have 14-hours to complete this 50-kilometre Three Peaks Challenge, which is presented in proud partnership with K-Way.
Hikers Mugged on Kommetjie Trail
Hikers Mugged, another attack on hikers in Kommetjie. The report below is via Facebook and was reported by a resident in Kommetjie.
Andrea Biffi Sending Hard in Kalymnos
28 Oct 2014: South Africa | 3 Comments
21 year old Andrea Biffi recently made a trip to Kalymnos where he went on a sending spree climbing 26 routes up to 8b. Andrea went on to send Gaia (8b) and afterwards onsighted Aegialis (7c) and Punto Caramelo (8a+).
Angy Eiter sends Hades (9a) and Zauberfee (8c+)
In early October Angy Eiter became the first female to send ‘Hades’ (9a) and “Zauberfee” (8c+)
Change – Adam Ondra Onsights 2 8c+ Routes
Adam Ondra on-sights Nordic Flower (established as 9a, today more like 8c/+) and Muy Verdes 8c/+ in Hanshelleren cave in Flatanger, Norway.
Augmentium (30, 8a+) – A Trad First Ascent
27 Oct 2014: South Africa | 1 Comment
The story of Squib Climbing the Trad First Ascent of Augmentium (30, 8a+) in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, placing all his gear on lead.
Google Executive Makes World Record Jump
27 Oct 2014: South Africa | 4 Comments
Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old senior vice president at Google, broke Baumgartner’s much-heralded world altitude breaking record.
2015 Cape Epic Route
Local and international mountain biking enthusiasts wil take on the demanding eight day mountain bike race of 739km with 16 000m of climbing from the University of Cape Town to Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville.