I want to die… someone, somewhere please kick me in the head! My head aches and the dry heaving is now getting old. Damn, I hate the altitude. For some unknown reason I have an inherent inability to operate above 4000m without serious acclimatisation. Tyrone and Hannes are fine, minor headaches and that’s all. Shmucks.
Anyone can go ice climbing (provided you have some ice). Richard Halsey give a recount of some ice adventures at Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve in the ‘Berg as part of a UCT Mountain and Ski Club trip.
We’re in sitting around a concrete table in the Rockland’s camp site with one of the great boulderers of our time, Fred Nicole.
Venomous Snakes of the Cape Peninsula (which can be fatal to humans), how to avoid them and what to do bitten by one…
Many people have heard about the awesome bouldering spot on De Pakhuys farm near Alpha Excelsior, on the Calvinia side of Pakhuys Pass.
The load carrying capacity of two different types of snap hook and quick link combination were tested on an Instron 5500 Universally testing apparatus. Load and displacement were recorded and presented on graphs. The modes of failure were also recorded.
Boulder Grade Conversion Table – comparing Font Grade -> V Grade -> SA Route Grade (approximate) – > Peak Bouldering Grade
Sport Climbing Route Grade Converstion Table – Comparing South Africa / France / USA / Australia / UK / UIAA