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Mountain racism row worsens

AfriForum on Friday accused SA National Parks of trying to wriggle out of allegations of racism by casting doubt on the integrity of white hikers who say they were turned away from a hut on Table Mountain.

New Newlands 8A

Marijus Šmigelskis has made the first ascent of The Classroom’s longest standing project, “Exam Stress”, which went down at around 8A.

The Island Gets Bigger

Fontainebleau local Vincent Pochon has repeated the V15 boulder problem The Island in France, established by Dave Graham in 2008, and he added two moves to the start.

The MCSA Supertramp Award 2010 – Deadline

The 2010 MCSA Supertramp Award of up to R15 000 is given to a single young person (no more than 25 birthdays) who either individually or in an group (the group should also be entirely be comprised of young persons) will participate in a mountaineering related expedition / trip during 2010.

New Route on Poincenot in Patagonia

The Italian-Swiss team of Simon Gietl and Roger Schäli have climbed a difficult new route on the east face of Aguja Poincenot (3,002m/9,849′) in Argentinean Patagonia.

Ondra Flashes V14 Boulder Problem

According to a Czech filmmaker working on a movie about Adam Ondra, the young climber has flashed Dave Graham’s problem Confessions (8B+/V14) at Cresciano, Switzerland.