Clinton Martinengo and Jimbo Smith have been climbing furiously. Clinton has opened new routes in Oorlogs Kloof and re-bolted a crag in the area.
Snort has put Jimbo to task on TM, which has resulted in a new line and some fine climbing!
Clinton Martinengo re-bolted the Canasta buttress and also opened a new buttress called the Seamster Buttress in Oorlogs kloof last December (2012). Clinton says that despite there not being many lines to be had – “what is there, will be good!”
Check out the Oorlogs Kloof Route Descriptions below:
Meanwhile Snort has put Jimbo to task on TM...
With no fear of bombing onto small pieces of gear Jimbo made the second ascent Double Jeopardy (30) on Fountain Ledge, Table Mountain in January.
He then went on to open his most recent trad project which goes at grade +-31. The new route is called ‘The Squid and the Whale‘ and is to the left of Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy.
Jimbo reckons it is hard (Snort says he makes it look easy).
Snort continued to putting Jimbo to task which resulted in a Flash of TATWOC (25). He also gave ‘TATWOC Direct’ an onsight attempt but fell off. He then went on to onsight ‘Out to Lunch’ (24). Snort comments “This is not a route that receives many on-sights. In fact I don’t know of an on-sight. It is steep, tricky and intimidating.
At least he admitted he got a little pumped….. Makes us lesser mortals feel a little better.”
With no stopping Jimbo’s continuation of onsight’s he fired up the immaculate ‘Uber Huber’ (26) trad on the 26th of February. Apparently this is the first on-sight since the grade was upped when a hold broke off some years ago. (And that’s not for lack of trying by a couple of our better trad climbers).