By the power vested in us, we now pronounce the ice season open!
So the plot thickens, never has one crag been the location for so much scandal and mystery!
Climbing debuted as a demonstration sport at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Let’s first have a look at some the established events that uphold the Olympics ideals of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”.
We are happy to inform everyone that the crocodile that had ventured to Junction Pool , Tonquani has been safely removed from Junction Pool.
Richard Halsey (aka Squeaky) ticked off an impressive list of first ascents over the 2012/13 summer season here in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Tags: Table Mountain
More than 100 trad climbers descended into Tonquani, Cederberg and Boulder Kloofs for the 2013 Tradathon.
Over the last 14 months I’ve collected enough carabiners used as lower-offs at belays to make a sound statistical analysis with the aim of drawing some conclusions about their breaking strengths.
Guy and I had spent the afternoon on Table Mountain working on our Space Race project.
“A dragon without fangs is only a lizard”, I mused when Matthys and Werner raised the challenge to do the 250km Grand Traverse of the Umkhahlamba Drakensberg.
As we anticipated for years, they have Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) of their stainless steel bolts, just as Cayman Brac and Thailand used to have.
I am pretty bored with the sport climbing in Cape Town so climbing on Table Mountain is new and exciting for me.
Well done to Matt Bush as the overall winner of the 2013 Montagu Rock Rally!
Tags: rock rally
50% of the proceeds will be given to good South African climbing causes, with a sport climbing focus.
Tags: Waterval Boven
Last year, the guys sailed 11,000 kilometres in a 10 metre sailboat from Scotland to Alaska stopping at various points to open new big-wall routes on cliffs that jutted straight out of the ocean.
Tags: Arctic Expedition
Better than Rocklands, a shorter drive, and hotter showers in the campsite… What more could you possibly ask for?
Tags: Gydo Pass
Matt Bush opened Aura, (8b) at the Pipeline in Badkloof, Montagu
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It does not matter what your ability is, how fearful you get or how you handle that fear. It’s about pushing your own boundaries, testing your own limits and ultimately learning something about yourself.
Some of you will remember the great success we had at the Table Mountain Cleanup (TM Cleanup) last year, well we are doing it again!
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Last summer the professional mountain climbers Michi Wohlleben, Arne Bergau and Hannes Jähn made an attempt to ascend the 6,094 metre Jirishanca.
The lower entrance to The Mine could soon be a thing of the past due to thieves who have stolen 5000 meters of copper wire.