These images are from Raymond Krögers’ trip up Grey’s Ridge – Waaihoek/Hex
Royale Flush was remarkable because it was a pure ground-up ascent over two days and required no fixed protection. The relatively new ‘friends’ proved instrumental for the ascent, but the climb still involved some very bold and committing passages.
Climbers trickled in to The Barn on the morning of 6th Feb to find the climbing gym stripped and reset, waiting, ready for them to try its new routes.
Roger Nattrass has produced a new guidebook that is simply outstanding! All subsequent SA guidebook authors will curse the high standard that he has set for the genre.
In May 2009, a small team of rock climbers departed for Namibia with two goals: to find a way up an unexplored face, and to find a way into a deeper understanding of southern Africa.
Mountain rescue in the Western Cape, and what to do when your outing goes pear-shaped. If you’re climbing a lot and pushing your grades, or really getting out there in the wilderness, hunting those remote, long, loose country routes, then you have a fairly good chance of experiencing some kind of mishap during the course of your mountaineering life.
On Saturday the 28th of November I was attacked by two people at Wellington’s dome. They scrambled up to the top of the mountain, threw rocks at me and then cut my rope while I was abseiling. I was very lucky to get out of this alive.
Don’t ask why its ‘HIS’ face… I really don’t know.
To be absolutely clear and for the sake of keeping this article ‘pure’ I’ve done very little editing, so you’ll know when the author is speaking passionately.
While reading this article, keep in mind the forum topic Bad Things Happen When Good Men Do Nothing
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A pair of cycling shorts rides up a tight ass. A beautiful girl flings her top over the heads of her cheering crowd of spotters as she pouts her lips and extends her leg in a goddess-like pose. Her brow is a little sweaty and her mascara slightly smudged from climbing all evening. She’s tagged [...]
As you are probably already aware 25 of SA strong climbers came together to
part take in a little climbing competition.
Tags: Rock & Road
Hey Jupiter takes the excellent, steep prow left of ‘How Peculiar’ at The Underside.
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Trying to tell someone you climb ice in South Africa is like explaining to foreign soccer supporters why the vuvuzela is necessary at local soccer games. The concept of ice climbing in South Africa is just not something that the average South African mind can comfortably conceive.
Two Durban Sport climbers venture to the Cape to traditionally climb a very big wall
Many people refer to the challenges they face in their lives as their own personal Mount Everest. Three men have made Mount Everest their personal challenge and with the help of Qatar Airways are going to climb the world’s highest peak.
Well, I’m not officially here for a climbing trip, I’m completing a language course for a Masters degree that begins in September. I’ve resigned myself to another 2 years of study so that I can experience some of the wicked European bouldering.
The climb was opened in February 1959, in an era when climbers wore canvas anoraks, takkies as climbing boots and relied on hemp ropes and pitons hammered into cracks for safety and protection.
Andrew Pedley recently opened 2 new routes above the benchmark grade of 30. They are Axewound 32 at Wigwam and Pitfighter 31 at Boven.
Far from help Andrew Hartmeier was rescued after sustaining a severe fall on the north face of Blouberg, some 120km north west of Polokwane. The rescue was carried out by the Mountain Club of SA and the South African Air Force 17 Squadron whilst fellow climbers also assisted in the rescue.
With the exception of the Montagu Springs, Montagu and surrounding areas are all back to normal. All services, shops and roads are running and life is back to normal.
It had been a busy week, with lots to keep the Rock and Road climbers busy, Indoor Comps, mentor days, flash contests and ferocious red-pointing. They had all had a day of rest and now the finalists had one last day of climbing to prove their mettle. Before long things were falling into place, with the big screen and cameras getting ready to roll.
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