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Gauteng National Boulder League
The Barn is hosting the 2015 Gauteng National Boulder League The competition takes place over 6 weeks with 12 new problems at each stage.
How Captain Hook on Table Mountain got it’s Name
I was unable to retrieve some of the pegs out on an early attempt. So I got a big butchers hook…
National Boulder League 2015 – Round One
All are welcome – from beginner to expert, Thursday, January 29 at 5:00pm at the Old Mutual Sports Hall, Wits University
Matt Bush Table Mountain Free Solo
Matt Bush has been soloing some of the hardest routes in South Africa for a few years. He’s currently working on a new film project, documenting his attempts to free solo hard lines on Table Mountain
The Dawn Wall – Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson
Tommy Caldwell has spent six years working to free climb The Dawn Wall, on the 3,000 foot El Capitan, in Yosemite along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson.
Kraking the Code at Krakadouw
Groot Krakadouw is a wild, convoluted place. I have made two attempts to climb at this magical haven, but the purveyors of wet and icy meteorological phenomena scuppered these plans. Finally, in December 2014, I returned to blue skies and reclusive wind.
Rock Climbing Trip – Montagu
I’m from Brazil and to know more about climbing in South Africa I went to Montagu with my friends Warren and Paul to climb and enjoy that amazing spot.
Just Call It Movement
Tim Shieff and Leah Crane explore routesetting, creativity…
Veracruz, Mexico Fire – 2015
A random quest to go race the legendary Rio Alseseca brought me back to the waterfall capital of the world… Tlapacoyan, Mexico.
A Drone Through Africa – Africa As You Have Never Seen It Before
Drone footage of Africa. Begin your journey with us into a world of natural wonder, colourful cultures, generous hospitality and exceptional cuisine.
Ambushed in the Table Mountain Reserve
25 Jan 2015: South Africa | 7 Comments
A resurgence of mountain crime saw a cyclist bound and gagged by panga-wielding robbers on a Tokai trail, while two US tourists were assaulted and robbed on Table Mountain barely 24 hours later.
Bluetopia in the Blue Mountains
We climb, trail run, high line, canyon and BASE jump on a frequent basis but this time we took care to film it too in the places we love and call home.
Africa Fusion showing at CityROCK
19 Jan 2015: South Africa | 3 Comments
Africa Fusion features Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay climbing in South Africa (and Spitzkoppe in Namibia) – they visit Yellowwood, Waterval Boven, Blouberg, Table Mountain, Cape Town crags and more.
Hiker carries 40kg dog down mountain
The dog walked on what must have been broken glass and cut three paws badly. This led to a painful ordeal – and a rescue by two Cape Town hikers who carried Bella to safety.
Steve Bradshaw – Rocklands 2014
14 Jan 2015: South Africa | 19 Comments
A video by Steve Bradshaw (Jnr) showing his highlights from a season living in the magical Rocklands, South Africa.