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Clinton Martinengo rock climbing, Montagu

Clinton Martinengo sends Mazawattee (35/8c+)

Clinton Martinengo is the third South African to climb the 8c+ grade with his send of Mazawattee.

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Brian Weaver

Brian Weaver – Sends and New Arrivals

Andrew and I headed off to Boven with the intention of doing Boa Rodeo, an 8a+ trad line. Both of us tried it for three days but had no sends. We discovered how hard it actually is to place the gear!

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Drakensberg Ice Climbing 2013

Drakensberg Ice climbing – I know what you did last night

By the power vested in us, we now pronounce the ice season open!

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Cut rope, stolen

A tale of grand theft, sending and route raiding at Chosspile

So the plot thickens, never has one crag been the location for so much scandal and mystery!

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No Olympic rock climbing sign

Rock Climbing gets cut from the Olympics

Climbing debuted as a demonstration sport at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Let’s first have a look at some the established events that uphold the Olympics ideals of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”.

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Crocodile at Tonquani

UPDATE: Crocodile at Tonquani

We are happy to inform everyone that the crocodile that had ventured to Junction Pool , Tonquani has been safely removed from Junction Pool.

Squeaky, Richard Halsey

Squeaky’s summer ticks

Richard Halsey (aka Squeaky) ticked off an impressive list of first ascents over the 2012/13 summer season here in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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Lower Tonquani, Magaliesberg

Black Diamond 2013 Tradathon Report

More than 100 trad climbers descended into Tonquani, Cederberg and Boulder Kloofs for the 2013 Tradathon.

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Broken carabiners testing

Lab test of carabiners used at belay stations

Over the last 14 months I’ve collected enough carabiners used as lower-offs at belays to make a sound statistical analysis with the aim of drawing some conclusions about their breaking strengths.

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The First Ascent of Space Race

Space Race – a new route on Table Mountain

Guy and I had spent the afternoon on Table Mountain working on our Space Race project.

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