As far as climbing goes, I’d really love to do hard traditional onsights and ground up ascents of big wall routes. Sport climbing is fantastic but a little limiting in some ways. Trad just seems to offer climbers the freedom to pick a line and head for the skyline. That appeals to me on a […]
I was hooked. But it was the beauty of a high line at Maalgat that really appealed, and I wanted more.
Using Night Vision Goggles the crew of the Oryx had to position the helicopter as close as possible to the fallen man whilst maintaining sufficient distance from the dark cliff faces.
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It feels incredible to be climbing again, and to be feeling strong and getting on harder routes is really fantastic. The attraction of a hard route is not the grade but the challenge, where the moves require more finesse and flow which I really love.
The youth had been invited to compete in a selection competition in the hopes of being chosen to become part of the SA youth team and get the opportunity to compete overseas in August.
We had 61 bolts, 20 top anchors, 18 muffins, 17 guys, 14 doughnuts, 7 ropes, 5 drills, 4 spare batteries, 3 gals (!), 1 glue gun and last but not least 1 angle grinder.
Tags: Anchor Replacement Fund
“Never slept. My mind kinda just shut off periodically. Was shaken out of it before sunrise by serious thunder and lightning. My first words of the day were – we’re f**ked now!”
**UPDATED: There were a few climbers who were not aware of the new arrangements for the Chosspile and asked via the forum if we could do a poster explaining…
The Montagu Rock Rally 2011 was a great success with 72 competitors taking part.
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The CORE is a rechargeable battery that fits the TIKKA2 & ZIPKA2 headlamps.