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Exposure In The F MajorExposure in the F Major Trad **** Grade F3/17

K Fletcher, H Graafland, H Snyders and G Ward 1963 For a real rock route – this is it!! Exposed in summer, exposured in winter. Exposure In The F Major Start The approach is the same as for Pisa Wall but, after ascending the last gully, traverse right …

Universal Energy TheoryUniversal Energy Theory

Jahne and Andrew’s Universal Energy Theory Grade ’28′, 5 Pitches – Rensbergkop (Swinburne), Free State Province, South Africa. A pretty spectacular and challenging five-pitch climb taking mostly excellent good rock all the way to the top of the 160 metre high cliff.


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Winter temperatures are approaching and with it comes bouldering season. The perfect time for Southern Rock to have the 3rd Rumble comp.
Bronkies and the Bolting Bug
Darryl helped me bolt The Bat (24) and that was it, the bolting bug had bitten and the infection set in. With 30 bolts remaining in my possession I walked the base of Bronkies with a different mindset constantly on the look out for which line of rock to next drill holes in.
Training coaching success Training, Coaching and Success
Training, Coaching and Success. Very often I sit around wondering what factors help a person to succeed. Success in life like success in climbing requires preparation. For me, this often results in many hours spent isolated in my spare room doing...
Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally 2014 **Report: 2014 Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally
It was a brilliantly hot day when the Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally took place this year. Over 50 climbers took part and we even had some visitors from up country competing.
South Africa Highline Meeting 2014, Rocklands South African Highline Meeting
Highliners from SA and abroad are invited to attend the first South African Highline Meeting which will be hosted at De Pakhuys in Rocklands from 15-25 May 2014
Clinton Martinengo Wall of Silence Solo Clinton Martinengo – Wall of Silence Solo
Clinton Martinengo, Wall of Silence Solo from 14 to 20 March 2014. I made the sixth overall and second solo ascent of Wall of Silence. I had been toying with the idea of soloing it for a long time but I always found a reason not to commit and to leave it for another day.
Play Time at Yellowwood Ampitheatre The (near) Perfect Trad route?
Recently, Deon Van Zyl and I fashioned what I consider to be the closest to a “perfect” trad route I have personally ever climbed.

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24 Apr 2014: South Africa
Italian mountain guide and all round mountain beast Herve Barmasse became the first person in history to link all 4 of the Matterhorn's iconic ridges, in a single winter day.
Burj Khalifa Pinnacle BASE Jump
24 Apr 2014: South Africa
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23 Apr 2014: South Africa
Sending a few first ascents at the New area at Newlands Forest, discovered these boulder and couldn't find any traces of previous climbers.
Turkish Delight
22 Apr 2014: South Africa
Bouldering Trip to Bafa Gölü in Turkey
Climbing Lesson From Chris Sharma
22 Apr 2014: South Africa
Chris Sharma reveals his philosophy behind climbing his best.
Avalanche on Mount Everest kills 12 guides
19 Apr 2014: South Africa | 2 Comments
An avalanche on Mount Everest left 12 dead and four missing in the worst-ever recorded disaster on the Mountain.
First Ascents in Newlands Forest
19 Apr 2014: South Africa
Sending a few first ascents at the New area at Newlands Forest, discovered these boulder and couldn’t find any traces of previous climbers. Please do inform me if you have climbed these boulders though, just so i don’t take any credit for your work. Sponsors: La Sportiva and Wild Country thanks to OUTWARD VENTURES
Most People Can’t Climb 8b+, Especially at 61 Years Old – Francisco Marin Can
17 Apr 2014: South Africa
Francisco Marin, also known as &quot Novato &quot ("Rookie" in Spanish), is a 61-year-old climber and the only known person in the world to climb at this level at his age.
Mirko Caballero Climbs one of the Coolest Problems in the USA – Caballero Confessions of a Kid Crusher
17 Apr 2014: South Africa
After Mirko Caballero sent Lethal Design, (V12) He set his eyes on the infamous Meadow Lark Lemon (V13 stand start, V14 sit start). After battling the problem for a few days a foot hold breaks making Mirko have to change his beta.
2014 SCS Nationals Highlights
17 Apr 2014: South Africa
On April 4th and 5th, 2014, the best sport and speed competition climbers in the US descended on Sender One in Santa Ana, California to compete for their share of a huge cash purse and a spot on the 2014 US National Team.