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.
More than 100 trad climbers descended into Tonquani, Cederberg and Boulder Kloofs for the 2013 Tradathon.
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.
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.
Guy and I had spent the afternoon on Table Mountain working on our Space Race project.
“A dragon without fangs is only a lizard”, I mused when Matthys and Werner raised the challenge to do the 250km Grand Traverse of the Umkhahlamba Drakensberg.
As we anticipated for years, they have Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) of their stainless steel bolts, just as Cayman Brac and Thailand used to have.
I am pretty bored with the sport climbing in Cape Town so climbing on Table Mountain is new and exciting for me.
Well done to Matt Bush as the overall winner of the 2013 Montagu Rock Rally!
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50% of the proceeds will be given to good South African climbing causes, with a sport climbing focus.
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