article by Dave Drummond The Competitors had been battling with the first Problem in the finals, and there was only one climber left to climb after Dale Boucher. Dale had got close a few times, but kept falling on the long rock-over move, to a micro gaston. The crowd was hushed as he heaved up […]
Rippin’ it up at Rocklands Christian Core, 32 & Stella Marchisio, 28 are a really cool couple. They live 15 mins from Finale – one of Italy’s best climbing spots. They are both proffesional climbers – sponsored by Boreal & Prana & Pad. Stella works in a climbing shop. Christian is a policeman and gets […]
Awesome new bouldering spot on De Pakhuys farm near Alpha Excelsior … …read this or it might get buggered up for all.
Many thanks to Paul Goddard for the below email / document.
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.
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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.