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Brian Weaver – Sends and New Arrivals

Andrew and I headed off to Boven with the intention of doing Boa Rodeo, an 8a+ trad line. Both of us tried it for three days but had no sends. We discovered how hard it actually is to place the gear!

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Drakensberg Ice Climbing 2013

Drakensberg Ice climbing – I know what you did last night

By the power vested in us, we now pronounce the ice season open!

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Cut rope, stolen

A tale of grand theft, sending and route raiding at Chosspile

So the plot thickens, never has one crag been the location for so much scandal and mystery!

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No Olympic rock climbing sign

Rock Climbing gets cut from the Olympics

Climbing debuted as a demonstration sport at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Let’s first have a look at some the established events that uphold the Olympics ideals of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”.

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Crocodile at Tonquani

UPDATE: Crocodile at Tonquani

We are happy to inform everyone that the crocodile that had ventured to Junction Pool , Tonquani has been safely removed from Junction Pool.

Squeaky, Richard Halsey

Squeaky’s summer ticks

Richard Halsey (aka Squeaky) ticked off an impressive list of first ascents over the 2012/13 summer season here in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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Lower Tonquani, Magaliesberg

Black Diamond 2013 Tradathon Report

More than 100 trad climbers descended into Tonquani, Cederberg and Boulder Kloofs for the 2013 Tradathon.

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There are 6 cams in the range. Purple .5 and Green .75 not pictured.

Alien vs. Predator. a.k.a. a review of the new BD X4 Cams

BD have just released its new range of small cams. They are officially known as the X4 Camalots. Rumor has it that internally, they were known as Predators, a tongue-in-cheek code word to take on Aliens, the one-time market leader for small cams.

Broken carabiners testing

Lab test of carabiners used at belay stations

Over the last 14 months I’ve collected enough carabiners used as lower-offs at belays to make a sound statistical analysis with the aim of drawing some conclusions about their breaking strengths.

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The First Ascent of Space Race

Space Race – a new route on Table Mountain

Guy and I had spent the afternoon on Table Mountain working on our Space Race project.

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