Verste Punt Pinnacles 2019

Claus Riding led us on an expedition to the Verste Punt Pinnacles this past weekend.

The highest Pinnacle was climbed twice by Tinie Versveld and Hilton Davies who opened 2 hard climbs, one grade 19 and the other grade 21 which was much more dangerous.

Tinie took one fall on the second route when a handhold broke even after he had spent some while clearing loose blocks and bad rock, but fortunately his gear held and he was unhurt.

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8 Responses to Verste Punt Pinnacles 2019

  1. Charles Edelstein Oct 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

    Where is this? Tankwa area?

    • Mike Scott Oct 21, 2019 at 6:42 pm #

      Hi Charles,
      Yes, if you find Middelpos on the map and take a line directly West you will put your finger on the point on the Roggeberg escarpment where the Pinnacles are. It is North of the Tankwa Karoo Park, and we had good views of the Cederberg peaks across the way in the distance.
      Regards,
      Mike

  2. Robert Oct 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm #

    Got any more photos?

    • Mike Scott Oct 21, 2019 at 6:45 pm #

      Hi Robert,
      Link to the Google photo album is : https://photos.app.goo.gl/jkBKD7VaWJkLjmeN9
      but it looks like Justin put the whole album on ClimbZA?
      Regards,
      Mike

      • Robert Oct 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm #

        I guess you didn’t get my sarcasm. Delete 150 of the 176 photos and people may look at them…..

        • Mike Scott Oct 22, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

          Hi Robert, yes I had forgotten your sharp wit, but my excuse for sending Justin the link and not sorting out a selection for him is like Napoleon’s comment when he apologised for writing a long letter as he hadn’t the time to write a short one.

  3. Gerhard Oct 25, 2019 at 11:28 am #

    I actually enjoyed all the photos. Felt like a little trip away from my desk. Just enough hand-sweat to dirty up the keyboard. Thanks Mike

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