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Boulders identification Harrismith

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:43 pm
by Pwner
Hi Guys

There are two boulders that are in the mooihoek campsite at eagle mountain that we could not find in any of the climbing guides or bouldering guides. The first one is located right next to the ablution block and had some chalk marks on it so someones been climbing on it.
The second one a much larger one had 3 single chains spaced about 1.5 Meters apart at the top and lots of pockets in the face its also in the campsite but further back towards the gate near the old ablution block foundations.

I have posted some pics below. Any help with identification will be much appreciated.

Re: Boulders identification Harrismith

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:02 am
by pierre.joubert
Yup, those are Harrismith boulders alright.

Re: Boulders identification Harrismith

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:22 am
by hermann
The boulder next to the ablution has one really cool line called 'futuristic dream'. It sit-starts in the middle of the face and climbs straight up without using the aretes. Maybe a 7?.

The big boulder has a couple of lines I think, but the one I know of sit-starts in pockety holds on the left side of the boulder and climbs straight up via a big hueco jug to a pockety pinch and a weird cross-over to and edge and then to top-out. It's called 'ouma rusk's swingers club' - not sure why we came up with a name like that :cyclops: Maybe 7A?

Re: Boulders identification Harrismith

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:57 pm
by Pwner
Thanks for the info Hermann

Are any of those problems published anywhere ?

There seemed to be quite alot of lines on the second boulder we gave the one in the middle ending on the middle chain a bash until a storm moved in. It had some nice pockets with a very large one about a meter from the chains.

I am keen to go back and give them another shot with some more info on hand.

Re: Boulders identification Harrismith

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:00 pm
by hermann
Don't think its published anywhere. The campsite was not part of the NBL comp area and only the NBL stuff has been put into something that resembles a guide.