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Nepal Earthquake – Hundreds of Climbers Trapped on Everest
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near the Nepalese capital, sparking an avalanche that ran down an icefall and hit part of the mountaineering base camp.
REPORT – 2015 Platteklip Charity Challenge – Climbing the Beast
Table Mountain’s Platteklip Gorge will see runners attempting multiple ascents Platteklip Gorge.
Art and Tea
So what is it to climb a rock? Nature provides the sculptured stage, ours is merely an act there on. Art on art, if you will.
Angy Eiter Sends 9a in Margalef
Angy Eiter and her boyfriend Bernie spent Easter in Spain, during their stay Angy sent ‘Era Vella’ in Margalef (her third 9a).
African Fusion Film Review
African Fusion is not the greatest climbing film in history and certainly not the BIGGEST film of 2015 but its a pretty good first attempt at a local large budget climbing film.
Montagu Anchor Replacement Fund (ARF) Meet
The Montagu Anchor Replacement Fund (ARF) Initiative has raised R10,000.00 from the MCSA CT Section already. CityROCK has agreed to match further donations.
Hit by Avalanche at Everest Basecamp 2015
The first real footage of the Nepal earthquake and Base Camp avalanche from Mount Everest.
Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts
Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday for the first time in 42 years.
Helicopter Crash In Bainskloof 2 Dead
A second helicopter crash in a matter of weeks killed a pilot and his crew member late Wednesday afternoon while dousing a fire in Bainskloof.
China Considers Building Rail Line Underneath Mount Everest
A Chinese railroad expert said a planned line linking China and Tibet may have to pass through Mount Everest
Table Mountain Is Only For The Rich
22 Apr 2015: South Africa | 6 Comments
Unlike the thousands of international tourists who flock to the city during the summer months, she cannot tell you what Cape Town looks like from Table Mountain’s flat top.
Iban Larrion Rocklands 2014
20 Apr 2015: South Africa | 2 Comments
Great video of Rocklands + Topside bouldering.
Ashima Shiraishi – World’s Best Female Rock Climber?
The climbing world is buzzing as 13-year-old Ashima Shiraishi has begun to conquer some of the world’s hardest climbs. Here is her profile from Reel Rock, when at age 9 she was beginning to make waves.
U.S. Interior Department secretary Touts Value of Outdoor Industry
The Outdoor Industry Association has valued consumer spending associated with public lands at $646 billion – twice that of the pharmaceutical industry.
Mirko Caballero – Midnight Lightning V8, Yosemite
Midnight Lightning V8 in Yosemite National Park. Not the hardest, but probably the best known boulder problem in the world!!!
Cape Fires a Negligent Accident – SANParks
SANParks says an investigation into the Cape fires that raged across the Southern Section of Table Mountain National Park for almost a week was caused by an accidental, negligent act.