REEL ROCK 9 , Valley Uprising is the ultimate climbing origins story: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity – and the laws of the land.
Well done to everybody getting good shots through, it was not easy to pick out the 3 winners as listed down below.
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Wild at Heart: It’s proper-tough at solid 25 and the gear is thin and hard to place. But it’s the fourth pitch, the soaring arête pitch that is the raison d’etre, the jewel in the crown, the main event.
Entries opened on the 20th August and within a few days we could see we were heading for a bumper competition. A total of 117 competitors registered for the competition – our highest yet in 12 years!
Clifford Hakimi made an ascent of the short and powerful route ‘Switch Bitch’ (31/8a+) at the Cauldron in Donker Kloof, Montagu.
“Show a painter a rock and he will see a painting; a soldier will see something to pass over; the climber will see a beautiful line. It’s like, what’s possible, what’s not possible. I like climbing for all these complex and absurd aspects.”
Wits University Mountain Club are hosting a Bouldering League. The next comp is on the 30th of September, followed by another on the 14th of October.
The Protea’s Youth Climbing Team are competing in Noumea, New Caledonia this weekend – the climbing is being streamed live, so you can watch it live over the weekend.
Search and Rescue checked in on us – it was getting cold and they advised us to try and find shelter from the wind without taking any risks.
‘A Life In The Orange’ slideshow presented by Andrew Pedley. The show will feature the best moments and other stuff from 25 years climbing.