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Avaatara – David Lama Free Climbing the Magical Sinkhole
David Lama achieves first ascent of the Baatara gorge in Lebanon.
Brian Weaver Interview 2015
An interview with Brian Weaver to catch up on what he’s been doing since his injury last year
Kyparissi – Tufa paradise in Greece
I’ve had Kyparissi in mind since I first recognized the potential of all the untouched cliffs above the tiny ocean village in November 2014.
Waterval Boven Guide Update
The 2015 version of the Waterval Boven guide is ready to download, free of course. It sports a new crag, dozens of new routes and updated info section.
Clinton Martinengo, Edvinas and Marijus Šmigelskis developing a new bouldering area in the Free State, near the Lesotho border.
The fifth Southern Rock Rumble will be held on the 15th October.
The Curse of the First Female Ascent
The First Female Ascent is a paradox—it’s at once pushing women forward and simultaneously holding them back.
Nepal may ban disabled climbers from Everest
28 Sep 2015: South Africa | 2 Comments
Nepal is considering banning severely disabled climbers and those deemed too old from Everest and other mountains in an attempt to improve safety
DMM Product Recall Notice
17 Sep 2015: South Africa | 2 Comments
DMM are issuing a product recall, subject to user inspection.
Seven dead in French Alps avalanche
The avalanche struck around midday at the Snow Dome in the Alps’ Massif des Ecrins, an easy-to-access 4,015m high mountain that is hugely popular with climbers.
Silvermine East to open
14 Sep 2015: South Africa | 2 Comments
For climbers, the following crags (South of Boyes Drive) will re-open – The Silvermine Crags remain closed.
World Slackline Masters 2015 Final USA vs. Estonia
Globetrotter World Slackline Masters in Königsplatz, Munich, Germany that took place in July.
Nina Williams Highball Bouldering in Bishop
Nina Williams and her pet hedgehog head to Bishop in California to check out some of the highballs and attempt some of the harder lines there.
Half Dome Bolted Light
On August 29, 2015 we placed 39 solar-powered LED lanterns temporarily up the Snake Dike route on Yosemite’s Half Dome.
Southern Rock is Hiring
Southern Rock Climbing Centre is looking for a new gym manager.