Paul Brouard sent Mazawattee last Saturday during the Montagu Rock Rally. Paul is the 2nd South African to climb this route after Arjan De Kock sent it last year – Adam Ondra got the First Ascent on his visit to SA.
Mazawatte is South Africa’s hardest Sport climb located at Jurassic Park in Montagu… The route was bolted by Sean Maasch in the 90′s and stood for years as a project.
Paul sent Streetfighter (34) (aka Two to Win) at Oudtshoorn in 2009 and has been pulling down at Waterval Boven recently and sent Rodan 8c/34
Paul spent 10 days last year working the route and just 3 days on before sending the route.
Paul says the send was a bit anti climatic for him, he’s been training for it whilst overseas and when it went down ‘so easily’ he was a bit surprised and is not quite sure where to go from here.
So what will Paul do next??? Right now he is chilling with his family and girlfriend. They are making plans to find jobs in Sinagopore or Malaysia. Singapore doesn’t have much outdoor climbing but the indoor scene is vibrant and day trips to Malaysia would be on the cards – Malaysia has great climbing but the weather is hot and humid.
Paul also says that Arjan helped out a lot with beta for the route. With any luck we’ll see both(!?) Paul and Arjan representing SA in the World Climbing Champs!!
Paul is sponsored by Edelrid
All photos below taken by Tristan Firman