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Lower Tonquani, Magaliesberg

Black Diamond 2013 Tradathon Report

More than 100 trad climbers descended into Tonquani, Cederberg and Boulder Kloofs for the 2013 Tradathon.

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Broken carabiners testing

Lab test of carabiners used at belay stations

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.

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The First Ascent of Space Race

Space Race – a new route on Table Mountain

Guy and I had spent the afternoon on Table Mountain working on our Space Race project.

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Grand Traverse of the Drakensberg - Crossing the Dragon

Crossing the Dragon – Grand Traverse of the Drakensberg

“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.

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Kalymnos bad bolt Stress Corrosion Cracking

Bolt issue on Kalymnos

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.

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Jamie Smith

Jimbo Smith opens Last of the Mohawks on Table Mountain

I am pretty bored with the sport climbing in Cape Town so climbing on Table Mountain is new and exciting for me.

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2013 Montagu Rock Rally

Report: Montagu Rock Rally 2013

Well done to Matt Bush as the overall winner of the 2013 Montagu Rock Rally!

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Flex climbing Tokolosie at Waterval Boven

Boven Sport climbing Sponsorship Fund

50% of the proceeds will be given to good South African climbing causes, with a sport climbing focus.

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Arctic Expedition

Support our Arctic Expedition Boys!

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.

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Gydo Pass Easter Bouldering Festival 2013

Easter Bouldering Festival Report

Better than Rocklands, a shorter drive, and hotter showers in the campsite… What more could you possibly ask for?

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