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GRIGRI 2 Review – Assisted braking belay device

The new Grigri2 is lighter, safer, smaller and works like the old one (just like an old friend but now with benefits)

New Route: Jabulani at Yellowwood Amphitheatre

The route “Jabulani” is located on the right side of the wall were a big system of corners is obviously seen from the ground. The seven pitches ascending the top consist climbing of different style, like corners, cracks, slabs, overhangs, etc

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Dean Potter FA of King Air

The Le Conte boulder, also known as the House Keeping boulder, is in Yosemite Valley, California. For more than a decade, I’d been trying to figure out the proudest, tallest line on the block, with no luck.

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Lions Head Chains and Ladders

The Chains on Lions Head have been replaced making the climb significantly safer and hopefully putting an end to the many accidents that have occurred over the years.

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When a farmer says “I can do it!” He means it!

Fueled by a coulpe of brandies and coke, they agreed on the terms – if Chris wins, Mark gets to pay for flowers send anywhere in the world to the value of R1000, and if Mark ends up the winner, Chris would have to sacrifice his beloved Ipod!

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Towerkop National Meet 2010 Report

In the year 1885 a young man named Gustaf Nefdt made history in becoming the first person to climb the “unclimbable” mountain called Towerkop, and in doing so also opened the first rock climbing route in South Africa.

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Climbers 4 Waterval Boven Ropes in Bags of Support

60 litres of paint, a computer and printer, two oil heaters and bags of clothes…just some of the ‘jumble’ generously donated by climbers at the 2010 Roc Rally in support of Climbers 4 Waterval Boven, an initiative by climbers to support the Waterval Boven community.

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Boven Roc Rally 2010 Results

The Boven Roc Rally has come and gone, click here for results and pictures…

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Petzl Rock and Road Trip Western Cape 2010 – here it comes!

The Rock and Road is an organised and sponsored road-trip for the strongest and the up-and-coming climbers in South Africa. Started in Gauteng in 2007, the event has taken each year’s top climbers to KZN and the Eastern Cape, finally it is the Western Cape’s turn!

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Shiptons Notch

Mount Kenya – From 5199m To Zero

Report by Raymond Kröger Somewhere in the year, my wife (Michi) and I started toying with the idea of taking some undeserved sabbatical-style time off, going to Kenya or something… and well, climbing a mountain there if we could find one.  And so we did, discovering Mount Kenya.  Now numerous South Africans we know have […]

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