David Naude sends The Vice – 8B (V13) Rocklands

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23 Responses to David Naude sends The Vice – 8B (V13) Rocklands

  1. GregKriel Jun 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

    Epic stuff dude. Keep it up. Amazing to how you have grown from strength to strength from when you were laatjie in the gym to being a machine now. Awesome keep cranking pal. Congrats

  2. Jordan Jun 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

    He is very much still a laaitie Greg…obviously now just a somewhat stronger laaitie. “Machine” is reserved for the likes of Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, Jimmy Web, Alex Honold etc. Use the term sparingly and with thought.

  3. Justin Lawson Jun 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    David, you’re a machine. Well done, keep it up.

    Ondra is a mutant.
    Honnold is still no big deal.
    Sharma is stronger.

    When I was at school I fought a lot 😉

  4. Elle Jun 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

    Epic! Congrats David! Who is this serial troll Jordan? lol

    • Jordan Jun 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

      yes Elle resort to the usual BS term of “trolling” as soon as you read something in contrast to what your mind is capable of processing. Just read my post… there is no “trolling” involved there. Rather reserve your “lolling” and “trolling” for your Insta and facebook fan base.

      • Elle Jun 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

        You’re a troll – you come here, somewhat anonymously & leave these kinds of comments often, probably looking for a reaction. You’re a troll 🙂

  5. Warren Gans Jun 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm #

    Earlier this year he won Nationals convincingly, both his age group and overall, and this must be one of the hardest problems completed by a South African. “Machine” is an accurate term, but more than that he is one of the nicest people I have met, and am so stoked for him doing well like this. It is people like David that we should help and encourage to push climbing further.

    • South African Jun 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Warren you ought to be better informed…
      At least 5 South Africans have previously climbed this problem, let alone many other even harder ones – i’m sure David will be joining them soon though.

      Well done!

      • Cuan Jun 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

        Warren didn’t say it was the hardest problem completed by a Saffa. He said one of. Which is correct. David is on his way to bouldering (and sport climbing if he gets on a rope eventually) some of the hardest things climbed by a Saffa..no doubt 🙂

  6. Jed Johnson Jun 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

    David! 1st class video to compliment this world class send. Bru keep this coming!

  7. Nick Telford Jun 15, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    Sho, why so much negativity on this thread from such a positive achievement. This year something has switched/clicked in David (Bloc11 …hmmmm…) and I can’t wait to see what is to come over this season and the next few years. Remember, he’s 16 (I think he is now at least…) and he’s managed to consistently improve over the short while he’s been really focused on climbing! This year is a big year for him. He’s been brave enough to enter the Bouldering World Championships (Open) and will have the opportunity to compete against and learn from the best in the world. Following this he will be competing at the IFSC Youth World Championships (I think all divisions…bouldering, sport and speed climbing). I’m looking forward to seeing the results and I’m really happy to have been fortunate enough to witness his progress in the sport. Keep on crushing David, I’m sure the years ahead will be filled with many many more hard ascents and you will definitely end up in the ‘machine’ category the way you’re going.

    The future of climbing in SA is looking bright for sure and I hope it continues to grow…

    Jordan, it is rather disappointing to see such negativity as well as your response to Elle oozing with anger.

    • Elle Jun 15, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

      It’s his jam – he’s often spewing negativity here. He’s just looking for a reaction…

  8. Justin Lawson Jun 15, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    The way I see the above:
    Jordan had an opinion, he then expressed his opinion. No problem.
    Most then disagreed him. No problem.

    David is by no means on the level of Ondra, Honnold or Sharma. That said he is showing incredible potential and even appears to be enjoying himself 🙂
    Go David!!

    Anyone remember a few years back when some scrawny 16 year old came over here and showed us that Mazawattee was possible (on his 2nd go)?

  9. Gustav Jun 15, 2017 at 11:17 am #

    Awesome stuff team David and rad vid. So Mazawattee is only easy if you are 16? Go David…quick!!! 😉

    • Cuan Jun 15, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

      Dude if David would try Mazawattee…I don’t think he’d struggle TOOOOO much 😉
      He’s gotta get on some slabs…Still waiting for the send video of Roadside Slab dude 😀

  10. Jacques Jun 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    Well done Duif! And well done to all who’s encouraging him, machine comments and all!

  11. Henkg Jun 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm #

    David, huge respect man! Indeed very few SAFA’s have that one in the bag. Definitely not at 16.

  12. WillemB Jun 16, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    Awesome dude! Crush!

    Comparatively speaking, there seems to have been a 20 / 21 grade difference between the world’s hardest sport routes (Saffa-grades) and boulder problems (V-grades). Would it be fair to say this is comparable to sending 33 / 34 on sport?

    • David Naude Jun 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

      Hi Willem

      It’s super hard to directly transfer boulder to sport grades, if you had to, a V13 or 8B would be equivalent to a 32 on sport, although thats why there is a 9b+ sport route and only a 8c+/9a boulder problem. Hope this helps!

      • Bob Jun 22, 2017 at 8:48 am #

        Its actually around 35/36…

  13. Logic Jun 19, 2017 at 9:16 am #

    Yeah, good job on a nice problem.

  14. David Naude Jun 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

    Thanks for all the kind words and support everyone! It really makes the send that much better when there is an entire comunity (almost ;D) behind you!

    Not really sure why there is this whole debate around it. It’s just a slightly more difficult climb than my previous ones and I don’t think I’m a machine, Although it did feel like it when I sent 😀

    I really hope that this psych goes to everyone no matter if they are sending 8c or 5c but as long as they try hard!

    Thanks so much once again!


    • Warren Gans Jun 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm #

      Psyche Breeds Success: it is its engine, that turns interests to extraordinary. Well done again, from the plebs of the climbing world.

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