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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:06 am 
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Hey.

Heading up to Elands Krans in November and wondering about good climbs?

Any suggestion would be great, average climber grade 20 or 21.

AWEH :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:02 am 
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download the latest Boven RDs compiled by mr pedley and pick 'em - the star gradings are pretty accurate. and for heaven's sake do not only stick to elands krans; some fantastic routes in that grade at the disciple wall (next to God No! wall), the coven and hallucigen.

some recommendations:
shout at the devil (20 - coven)
day of the triffids (19 - disciple wall) *one of the best 19s in SA!
bonar (20 - restaurant)
goodwill van die zoeloes (21 - disciple wall)
lucifer goes to the gunks (21 - coven)

enjoy!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:22 am 
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Somebody leased Elandskrans from the Emakhazeni Local Municipality and decided not to extend it. It has been closed for 3-4 months now and the council is making decisions on what to do about its future.

There are 700+ routes around 'Boven in 3 major areas. Here is a list http://www.climb.co.za/wiki/index.php?title=Waterval_Boven

PS: Average climber? I'd say average climbers are 18-19...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:23 pm 
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Thanks for all the info :)
Theres a festival happening and think they using the Elands Krans Resort...
pretty sure its there, i think.

@ Gustav
Will contact you closer to the time.
Will also have a look out for your book at City Rock :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:52 pm 
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It is happening at Tranquilitas. I am merely saying this because I am organising this event.

The book is out of print and I am busy with the update. If you can't find an old copy, get the online version for now.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:20 pm 
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Gustav wrote:
It is happening at Tranquilitas. I am merely saying this because I am organising this event.

The book is out of print and I am busy with the update. If you can't find an old copy, get the online version for now.


do you mean the ONE festival?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:32 pm 
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My apologies Louise. I was referring to the Roc Rally. I was not aware of the ONE Festival.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:36 pm 
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No worries, had Alex on the phone asking about it too.

Hope I haven't stirred too much of a wind.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147085998705313

http://1festival.wordpress.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:12 am 
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Wow, looks trippy :cyclops:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:02 am 
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Vredehoek Quarry reunion? :drunken:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:46 pm 
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Everything said above is true.

I'll second Bonar and Shout at the devil as two of the best 20s at boven. And Lucifer goes to the gunk is super cool too. Really hard though at 21, not technically demanding just has some power moves to it; don't let me put you off though its totally doable at the grade and really cool.

Boven is huge if its your first time you can pretty much avoid doing anything less than a four star route for your whole trip and generally imho pick the longest routes you can find no point in doing short 2 and 3 star routes when there are mega long 5 star pump fests to be had 50 metres down stream. That festival looks interesting too, just don't stumble off the top of the restaurant or gaper buttress you could sprain something.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:00 pm 
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Seem to recall a nice concentration of routes at theat grade in the Gully on the Island too.

http://www.saclimb.co.za/mpumalanga/theisland.html

Amazonian and Face the Music being the most memorable.

Need to check on safety before wandering over there though.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:47 pm 
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"Nested in a MAGICAL LOCATION along the same longitudinal line as the Great Giza Pyramids and Great Zimbabwe Ruins, in a Real Forgotten LOST CITY!!! With ANCIENT STONE CIRCLE RUINS, CRYSTAL CAVES, WATER FALLS , Enchanted FORESTS & the Drakensberg MOUNTAINS"

ooookay, gustav, you can use that to enhance your marketing :mrgreen:

just stay off the chemicals while climbing :thumright

ahwe!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Ahwe ... aweh! :farao:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:43 pm 
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very excited for next week :)

@Gustav
heard we may see you guys there?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:23 pm 
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Well, I live 2km away...but I have friends over - might pop in!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:56 pm 
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Hey Gustav thanks for all your info.
I'll have to check out your on line book.
Cheers, Pete.


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