Mel Janse van Rensburg sends Life in the Orange (34/35) at Waterval Boven

Mel just keeps on nonchalantly ticking off the Waterval Boven classics. After 5 days on the route, unlocking beta, building the needed power and belief, dealing with the noisy film crew, sharing psyche from the gawking climbers below and mom’s ever present golden belay … Thinking that 8c (34) is a more fair grade, @meljansevanrensburg will soon have to get into bolting, trad or traveling to find more challenging stuff. Not so keen on trad he says… Life in Orange at the Superbowl in BOVEN was opened by @alexandermegos at 35.

Mel Janse van Rensburg Waterval Boven

Mel Janse van Rensburg on ‘Life in Orange’ (34/35) at the Superbowl in Boven.

Mel Janse van Rensburg climbing Waterval Boven

Superbowl Waterval Boven

The Superbowl at Waterval Boven

Mel Janse van Rensburg climbing

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8 Responses to Mel Janse van Rensburg sends Life in the Orange (34/35) at Waterval Boven

  1. Don Feb 12, 2018 at 10:11 am #

    WELL DONE MEL!!! Smoking hot.

  2. Justin Lawson Feb 12, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    Indeed, well done !!!
    Love the cheeky downgrade too 😉

  3. Logic Feb 12, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    Impressive af.

  4. Hector Feb 12, 2018 at 11:25 am #

    Amazing stuff! Well done Mel!

  5. andrew Feb 16, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    Well done Mel! And thanks for inspiring me to try it!

  6. forkET Feb 17, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

    Congratulations dude, super impressive send and love the addition of the downgrade of an Alex Megos line:’) That’s an illustrious future in the making!!!

  7. Steve Feb 21, 2018 at 12:04 am #

    Congrats! But what is a golden belay? :-/

  8. Cuan Feb 23, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    5 Days little dude…that route is not near your limit! Great sendage!

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