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Mikela Sinovich Interview
Interview with 14 year old Mikela Sinovich who has been climbing for 8 years and recently started competing on the local competition circuit,
KZN Sport Climbing Lead Finals
On the 17th August the KZN Sport Climbing Lead Finals was held at the UKZN Sports Centre with ages of u13 to u17 girls/boys competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
Travailen – Ryan Sandes Drakensberg Grand Traverse
Follow the journey of Ryan Sandes & Ryno Griesel on their Drakensberg Grand Traverse record attempt.
The 2014 Rockstock Report
Rockstock 2014 was like no other – This year it was organised by a carefully selected committee of both climbers and locals, a committee chaired by a man very much synonymous with Rocklands: Mr Justin Hawkins.
Boven with the Hamer Bros and Jose!
So I’ve spent the last couple of weekends hanging out in Boven with Wild Country UK athletes Sam and Ed Hamer along with their strong Spanish buddy Jose! They went on a rampage in Boven…
An unusual evening in the bouldering cave
It’s not often you see The White Queen and Alice jumaring up a rope or see a playing card delicately balancing his way, trying to climb up a moving wall without using his hands.
Boulder J at Topside
In the Topside guide published in the early 2000′s, boulder J at The Maze was home to the notoriously sand-bagged “Snake” as well as two projects…
The Psicobloc Masters event
The 2014 Clif Bar Psicobloc Masters – a 50-foot overhanging wall towered over the 12-foot-deep splash pool at the facility, and many of the best climbers in the world raced each other up the challenging route in a single-elimination bracket format to determine the men’s and women’s winners.
Climber Dies During Free Solo in Tuolumne Meadows
Rock and Ice report that a climber attempting a free solo in Tuolumne Meadows has died after a fall.
Brian Weaver on ‘Cock or Bollock’ at Chosspile
20 Aug 2014: South Africa | 3 Comments
After the week’s training Brian Weaver makes the second ascent of Andrew Pedley’s new line ‘Cock or Bollock’ (29/8a) at Chosspile.
IFSC Climbing Youth Olympic Games – Samantha Stainton
19 Aug 2014: South Africa | 2 Comments
Samantha Stainton, South African girl climber accompanying the IFSC to the Nanjing Sports Lab at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games this August 17-27 talks about what he loves about climbing!
Climb For a Life
On Sunday, October 12th, SA Mountain, together with The Sunflower Fund will hold a “CLIMB for a LIFE” climbathon at the Silvermine Crags.
Paul Robinson goes adventuring in the Cederberg
Paul Robinson just got back from a trip to the Cederberg (and a few other places) in South Africa where he send a few First Ascents.
Tea Garden Roof & Witness the Sickness
Video of Maarten Nieuwenhuijsen sending Tea Garden Roof (7C) and Witness the Sickness (8A) at Rocklands.
Solo with Safety – Highline at Mhlabatini
13 Aug 2014: South Africa | 1 Comment
A beautiful line at the entrance to Mhlabatini. Easy access, natural anchors and really comfortable highline to walk.
Highline World Record Teaser
On the 9th of august 2014, Julian Mittermaier and a bunch of friends rigged a 224m highline on the mauvoisin dam wall with the crazy idea of breaking the actual highline world record of 214m.