On the South side of Everest, Mandy Ramsden from Johannesburg successfully summitted at 03h30 (Nepalese time) on Saturday morning (22nd) , thereby becoming the first South African woman to achieve the “7 Summits” and 30 minutes before her, Tony Hampson-Tindale, also from Johannesburg, reached the summit. Tony now has now successfully completed six of the […]
Last weekend saw the start to the Boulder World Cup 2010 in Switzerland, with some exciting bouldering taking place. Kilian Fischhuber managed to surpass Adam Ondra after a good semi-final run which lead him to first place after the two were neck and neck. Bronze was handed to Christian Core followed by Cedric Lachat in […]
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Conceived as a means to promote the essence of road-tripping amoungst the youth of South Africa, the Renegade is focused on bringing young climbers to new and or distant venues under watchful eyes.
To date a total 835 anchors & lower off’s have been replaced!!!
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At 8h00 the hooter blasted and about 70 climbers headed off. The fancy dress was great! From rave bunnies to superheroes to some odd looking men in bowler hats and ski tights. The weather was perfect, a few bikinis were even spied in Badkloof.
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 […]
This slideshow, set to music, was prepared for screening at the Johannesburg section of the Mountain Club of South Africa and features photos of my rock climbing trips over the last few years.
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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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Bruce and I have established a new route on the lower buttresses. It is just to the left of Fraser’s Variation on Arrow Buttress. We think that the quality of the route is on a par with Fraser’s, Bombay Duck.
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I was thrashing down the Yellowwood scree with Stewart Middlemiss yesterday in the gloom of descending night fall feeling exhilarated by doing a free ascent of Prime Time Direct
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