Six South African climbers reached the top of the five “Hands of Fatima” towers in Mali this month, and even opened a new route up the rock face on their west African expedition.
It would seem that there is an expectation in the Cape Town climbing community that someone else will take care of the problem.
The Anchor Replacement Fund (ARF) recently installed the following abseil anchors on Lions Head sandstone:
It would seem that some confusion still exists about which bolts should be used at our crags, so I would like to remind all you trigger-happy bolters out there that the bolting Specifications for bolts are as follows…
The crux handhold fell off soon after the first ascent, and I doubt that anyone has climbed the route since because the old crux bolt snapped off with a light tug during the recent ARF meet (the entire route was rebolted with glue-ins).
The ARF meet at Peers Cave on Sunday went well with about 15 skilled enthusiasts taking part with 8 healthy drill batteries.