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Verdon, The Epic

We’d been up since 4am in order to get to the airport and catch the flight – so we decided to take it easy for the first climb at Verdon and do a four pitch 4c. This was my first ‘proper’ big wall, multi-pitch climb – so for me it was a chance to get […]

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New Ice Climb at Giants Castle

For the past six years I have been waiting for the Shisa gully at Giants Castle to come into condition to make an ascent of this previously unclimbed route. Only the final pitch had been climbed in the past and by top-rope only. This left the rest of the gully waiting for a complete ascent.

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Competition climbing VS Fun climbing

Sportclimbing on bolts has allowed us to push ourselves, and competitions should first and foremost motivate climbers to perform at their peak regardless of how hard they climb. I must concede that I will never win a climbing competition…

Justin having just won the 2005 Boven Roc Rally

Justin Hawkins Interview

Needing no introduction Justin Hawkins or JuzH has been cranking for 16 years. He’s been on the climbing scene for as long as I can remember. Taking pole position at almost every competition he’s entered and scaled every rock face he comes across.

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Along the summit ridge with about 4 pitches to go

Climbing Mount Kenya

I want to die… someone, somewhere please kick me in the head! My head aches and the dry heaving is now getting old. Damn, I hate the altitude. For some unknown reason I have an inherent inability to operate above 4000m without serious acclimatisation. Tyrone and Hannes are fine, minor headaches and that’s all. Shmucks.

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