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MCSA KZN Section 90th July Camp, Crystal Waters, 3 to 17 July 2010

You may recall that I wrote to you, in high spirits late last year, outlining my hopes and plans for celebrating the 90th July Camp with a special camp in the southern KZN Drakensberg. The GOOD news is that although this notice is so very late, there WILL be a July Camp, from 3 to […]

Steph Davis: So in Control

Steph Davis has been pushing the limits of climbing for 18 years, cross discipline.

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Mandy Ramsden starts the next cycle of acclimatization on her quest to become the first SA woman to conquer all 7 summits

Everyone has benefited greatly from the oxygen-rich and pancake-abundant environment of base camp and we’re all psyched to get going with our second acclimatisation cycle, notwithstanding the impending 1.45am wake-up call and a breezier weather forecast.

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Korean first woman to climb world’s 14 highest peaks

South Korean climber Oh Eun-sun claimed the record as the first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s peaks over 8,000 meters when she scaled Mount Annapurna in Nepal on Tuesday.

Ambrosia Third Ascent

On Aprile 27th, American climber Isaac Caldiero fromSalt Lake City (Utah) has done the third ascent of Ambrosia 8A, the famed highball located in Grandpa Peabody – Buttermilks.

Sharma Rules Pro Boulder Comp

Chris Sharma, whose attention has been focused on towering 5.15 sport routes, demonstrated on Saturday that he still has the power and cool-headed competitiveness to beat America’s best in a head-to-head bouldering comp.

El Gigante, Mexico, new route

In March an international group of climbers including Leopoldo Faria from Portugal forged a 400m line up poor rock on El Gigante in Mexico.

PlanetFear & Wild Country in Fontainebleau – Feb 2010

Some footage from a rather wet week in Fontainebleau during February 2010.

Firefight, 8B, by Malc Smith

Malcolm Smith has added yet another hard problem at the Dumbarton boulders. Firefight, 8B, climbs the Pressure cave, then links into and finishes up Firestarter, 8A. Full story on the Stone country blog.

Sweden’s first 8B+

If confirmed, it’s the hardest problem in Sweden, and a contender for the top spot in Scandinavia. Congrats Stefan! Great effort!