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Reel Rock Tour 9 – Valley Uprising
REEL ROCK 9 , Valley Uprising is the ultimate climbing origins story: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity – and the laws of the land.
Waterval Boven Photo Comp Winning Photos
Well done to everybody getting good shots through, it was not easy to pick out the 3 winners as listed down below.
Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart: It’s proper-tough at solid 25 and the gear is thin and hard to place. But it’s the fourth pitch, the soaring arête pitch that is the raison d’etre, the jewel in the crown, the main event.
CityROCK Boulder Comp Report
Entries opened on the 20th August and within a few days we could see we were heading for a bumper competition. A total of 117 competitors registered for the competition – our highest yet in 12 years!
Clifford Hakimi Sends Switch Bitch (31/8a+)
Clifford Hakimi made an ascent of the short and powerful route ‘Switch Bitch’ (31/8a+) at the Cauldron in Donker Kloof, Montagu.
Rocklands Rock Stars
“Show a painter a rock and he will see a painting; a soldier will see something to pass over; the climber will see a beautiful line. It’s like, what’s possible, what’s not possible. I like climbing for all these complex and absurd aspects.”
One Love Tonsai
If you’ve been to Tonsai or not, you’ll enjoy this video
Petzl RocTrip 2014 – Ep1 Roumania
“Roctripers” gather around the main square of the historic thermal town of Baile Herculane in south Romania, for the opening of this years Petzl Roctrip.
Study: Runners Run Better Companies
A German study found that CEOs who run marathons are more likely to run companies with higher firm values.
68 Year old Lee Sheftel Climbs Grade 30 at 68
23 Sep 2014: South Africa | 3 Comments
At 68 years old, Lee Sheftel continues to climb hard, having just sent Eulogy (5.13b) in Rifle, Colorado. Sheftel says he climbed the route on his 18th attempt spread over two months, but insists that the route was “not his style.”
Beards Better At Altitude Say Scientists
23 Sep 2014: South Africa | 2 Comments
For years mountaineers have been ridiculed for their beardy weirdy image, but now it seems that facial hair may actually enhance performance at high altitudes.
Huge Rescue Operation to Save Trapped Man
22 Sep 2014: South Africa | 2 Comments
It took over two days for more than 100 people from different organisations to save a North West man who had fallen from a mountain and become wedged on a cliff between two large rocks.
Rocklands – ‘In The Middle Of The Ass’ 8A
Angy Eiter reflashing “In the middle of the ass 8A” in Rocklands. A short excerpt from the film “South Africa – Moving Pictures”. Much of the footage was created using Multicopters.
BASE Dreams 2 Trailer
BASE Dreams 2 – The awesome new base jump series with Chris “Douggs” McDougall:
Sand Land – The Climber’s Evolution
A story about finding, returning, admiration and humbleness towards everything that earth has been creating for millions of years.