2014 was a below average year for Ice in the Drakensberg and ice climbing fanatics had to work harder than usual (this is Africa after all) to get their fix in South Africa and Lesotho. Here is a compilation of my two ice climbing trips
CityROCK Boulder competition on the 20th of September. Come dressed up as your favourite Super hero to win best dressed, tackle the monkey swing, crate stacking and table bouldering (table manners not required) and much more
30 minutes with us in Rocklands (South Africa) for our 2014 trip !
This summer alone has seen a number of major accidents in the Mont Blanc, Chamonix area and in the last week alone, a guide and his 5 clients were killed on the Aiguille d’Argentiere, followed by another guide and his 2 clients on the Aiguille Du Midi.
Tags: Mont Blanc
Can’t believe this scene ended up on the cutting room floor of Reel Rock 7. Amazing climbing and first ascent of a route that was deemed impossible–raccoon proof, even. Enjoy (with sound).
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Emile Esterhuizen has been out of the country for a while but was recently back on a short visit, during this time he managed to send an old roof project at Kalk Bay that he started before leaving.
In the Topside guide published in the early 2000′s, boulder J at The Maze was home to the notoriously sand-bagged “Snake” as well as two projects…
The 2014 Clif Bar Psicobloc Masters – a 50-foot overhanging wall towered over the 12-foot-deep splash pool at the facility, and many of the best climbers in the world raced each other up the challenging route in a single-elimination bracket format to determine the men’s and women’s winners.
Rock and Ice report that a climber attempting a free solo in Tuolumne Meadows has died after a fall.
After the week’s training Brian Weaver makes the second ascent of Andrew Pedley’s new line ‘Cock or Bollock’ (29/8a) at Chosspile.