James “Jimbo” Smith conquers the “The Squid & The Whale”, a climb on Cape Town’s Table Mountain, graded at 31.
Words and pictures from professional climber, Paige Claassen
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The visiting American girls (Paige Claassen and Sasha DiGiulian) have been ticking off Andrew Pedley’s open projects.
Paige Claassen has made the first ascent of the open project, “Digital Warfare”, weighing in at a solid 33/8b+/5.14-
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The following morning, on my walk to do an Eskom (think load shedding), I noticed there were only four Czechs. Now this is where the plot would thicken, if there was one.
Adele’s pocket-sized, ring-bound book, published in 1993, is a varied selection of trad routes in the Western Cape. To her great credit Adele climbed all of these routes – a not-insignificant achievement for any local.
Sasha took some time out to answer a few questions in advance of her trip to South Africa:
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Nursery Ravine Highline information
Clinton Martinengo is the third South African to climb the 8c+ grade with his send of Mazawattee.
Andrew and I headed off to Boven with the intention of doing Boa Rodeo, an 8a+ trad line. Both of us tried it for three days but had no sends. We discovered how hard it actually is to place the gear!