He was emphatic in his response. Base jumping was, as far as he could ascertain, the possibly the most dangerous sport in the world. I should stop, he advised.
Official response from the Mountain Club of South Africa regarding the bolts that were recently installed on Table Mountain.
Andrew Porter is a quiet, unassuming Joburg climber who has been on a big-wall rampage for the last two years. In 2010 he did a 6 month road-trip through the US, first learning to climb cracks in Indian Creek for 7 weeks, then hitting Yosemite valley (amongst other venues) to learn about big walls.
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Let me simply start off by saying that the Roc Rally this year had little chance of happening.
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I stretched up and just got a tiny offset nut into the only pin-scar I could reach. I tugged on it from my precarious perch balancing high in my etriers.
Rest days, Margalef, Arjan onsighting 8a and mostly us messing around basically…
The competitors were tested with 2 qualifying routes on the 1st day at Wonderwall and a third qualifying route at The Barn on the 2nd day.
If you’re going to equip a route, do it for life and buy good quality equipment and avoid a Bolt Corrosion Investigation!
I’d arrived in Yosemite three weeks earlier with low expectations of how I’d perform, and a very vague idea of what I wanted to climb. El Cap was not high on the list.