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Climbing the Chess Pieces

Until recently, this area has seen remarkably little development, despite its attractions: rock of Cederberg-like quality, a great setting, its proximity to Cape Town (this reducing the travel carbon footprint) and a reasonable walk-in distance of about 3 hours. The only real draw-back is that little or no water may be available in the dry […]

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Montagu Rock Rally & Pumba

The new manager at De Bos likes to go big. There will be LOTS of Beer, wine, Coke – no hard liquor. He’s organised cups and loads of ice. So lets support him and not clutter up the quad with our cool boxes

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Ben Heatlie – Free at Last

20 years ago last January Bob Woods and I climbed a route up the Ben Heatlie amphitheatre in the Hex. We aided most of the route taking many days and bivvies over the affair. Three years ago I went back with Tieni Versfeld and Tony Dick to see if we could free it – a […]

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New Routes at Wolfberg

One of the incredible privileges of living in Africa is that it is still possible to walk up to a popular crag and open good quality moderate trad routes.

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