Clinton Martinengo, Wall of Silence Solo from 14 to 20 March 2014. I made the sixth overall and second solo ascent of Wall of Silence. I had been toying with the idea of soloing it for a long time but I always found a reason not to commit and to leave it for another day.
Recently, Deon Van Zyl and I fashioned what I consider to be the closest to a “perfect” trad route I have personally ever climbed.
The annual Rory Memorial Challenge attracted over 70 teams plus their supporters and was held at Rensburgkop, Swinburne and Eagle Mountain at Mount Everest near Harrismith in the Free State during the March 21 – 23 long weekend.
I was in Boven on the weekend, and was having a glass of wine or two with Alex and Gustav Janse van Rensburg, co-owners of Roc ‘n Rope in town. Gustav confirmed what will surely be a devastating development for climbing in SA.
Tags: Waterval Boven
Last Sunday we had the first ever DWS comp in SA. This was held at Wilgepoort, near Bronkies. The MCSA purchased the land last year and one of the aims of the event was to open up more potential uses for the location.
For almost a decade, the MCSA and other parties fought with neighbours whose newly built houses now blocked access to the mountain. There is now a publicly owned servitude path that cuts in between 2 of the houses so you can get access to the mountain and the Kop.
The Cathedral in Jonkershoek is a magnificent piece of mountain. “Pity the rock quality is so bad”, I’ve always thought – this, based on experience of other routes in the area.
Many of us spend a lot of time on our great Table Mountain, now is your opportunity to get involved and give something back to the mountain we love, it’s time for Table Mountain Clean-up 2014!
Brian Weaver comes to the Cape, goes bouldering at Echo Valley, climbs on the Jeopardy Wall and discovers that most things in the Cape are….
“Was it a Top 100 night?” Ian and Arno wanted to know. Guy Paterson-Jones and I had topped-out on Klein Winterhoek after climbing the legendary Oceans of Fear then raced down to link up with Ian and Arno who had climbed the frontal route.