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Rumble 3

Winter temperatures are approaching and with it comes bouldering season. The perfect time for Southern Rock to have the 3rd Rumble comp.

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Bronkies and the Bolting Bug

Darryl helped me bolt The Bat (24) and that was it, the bolting bug had bitten and the infection set in. With 30 bolts remaining in my possession I walked the base of Bronkies with a different mindset constantly on the look out for which line of rock to next drill holes in.

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Training coaching success

Training, Coaching and Success

Training, Coaching and Success. Very often I sit around wondering what factors help a person to succeed. Success in life like success in climbing requires preparation. For me, this often results in many hours spent isolated in my spare room doing…

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Montagu Mayhem 2014 Rock Rally

  It was a brilliantly hot day when the Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally took place this year.  Over 50 climbers took part and we even had some visitors from up country competing.  Despite the sweltering 36 degrees Celsius, climbers would not be put off and pushed themselves to get their ten best routes of the […]

Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally 2014

**Report: 2014 Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally

It was a brilliantly hot day when the Montagu Mayhem Rock Rally took place this year. Over 50 climbers took part and we even had some visitors from up country competing.

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South Africa Highline Meeting 2014, Rocklands

South African Highline Meeting

Highliners from SA and abroad are invited to attend the first South African Highline Meeting which will be hosted at De Pakhuys in Rocklands from 15-25 May 2014

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Clinton Martinengo Wall of Silence Solo

Clinton Martinengo – Wall of Silence Solo

Clinton Martinengo, Wall of Silence Solo from 14 to 20 March 2014. I made the sixth overall and second solo ascent of Wall of Silence. I had been toying with the idea of soloing it for a long time but I always found a reason not to commit and to leave it for another day.

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Play Time at Yellowwood Ampitheatre

The (near) Perfect Trad route?

Recently, Deon Van Zyl and I fashioned what I consider to be the closest to a “perfect” trad route I have personally ever climbed.

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rory lowther memorial challenge 2014

Report – The Rory Lowther Memorial Challenge

The annual Rory Memorial Challenge attracted over 70 teams plus their supporters and was held at Rensburgkop, Swinburne and Eagle Mountain at Mount Everest near Harrismith in the Free State during the March 21 – 23 long weekend.

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Waterval Boven rock climbing

Climbing now history in much of Boven?

I was in Boven on the weekend, and was having a glass of wine or two with Alex and Gustav Janse van Rensburg, co-owners of Roc ‘n Rope in town. Gustav confirmed what will surely be a devastating development for climbing in SA.

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