It had been a busy week, with lots to keep the Rock and Road climbers busy, Indoor Comps, mentor days, flash contests and ferocious red-pointing. They had all had a day of rest and now the finalists had one last day of climbing to prove their mettle. Before long things were falling into place, with the big screen and cameras getting ready to roll.
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Yosemite is home to one of the most concentrated collections of trad Crack climbs in the world. The route Astroman is arguably the most famous route of its kind and is just hard enough or easy enough to entice or inspire any seasoned or “wanna be” trad climber.
The vibe on the ledge was incredible and the crowd on the viewpoint over the valley enjoyed the action.
Historically a number of troops were removed from the peninsula mountain chain either for management purposes or for medical research. Fortunately this practice was stopped and made illegal in the peninsula in the 1990’s.
John and Anne Arran have just returned from their most adventurous big-wall expedition yet. They climbed the first ever ascent of Amurí tepui in Venezuela up a clean wall near the line of an incredible 600m waterfall which is so off the beaten track it doesn’t even yet have a name!
Clinton Martinengo is at the top of his game right now, he’s climbed and opened numerous routes around South Africa and now he is in the United States for an international climbing meet, a Yosemite trip and then some… I spoke to Clinton Martinengo the day before he left for Yosemite whilst the Spring storm […]
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Four of us huddle under the only shady bush for lunch at Joe’s Garage in Keur Kloof, Montagu, it’s an unusually warm Spring day, too hot to climb and so the interview with local hero ‘Jamie (Jimbo) Smith’ begins..
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The crags have not been officially named yet, so as of yet, all that I can give you is the photos and that it is close to Vanrhynsdorp.
It all started in the ‘shack’ over a few beers, as most things do. Andy, a friend of mine out from England, asked if I’d do exposure with him and of course it seemed a good idea at the time. The valley had just burnt so the walk in shouldn’t be too bad, therefore it should be a great day out, because as you all know, the only tough part of exposure is the walk in and the walk out. Hmmm.
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The entries for the 2007 MCSA Supertramp Award was very varied and ranged from super-long local hikes, exploring wild unclimbed African crags and mountaineering abroad.