Slanghoek Needle

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henkg
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Slanghoek Needle

Post by henkg » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:41 pm

"these things are always a bit of work". Haha Hilton, people do not climb this kinda stuff anymore. But yes, this is a lot of "a bit of work". The setting is phenomenal, the walk in nasty if you choose the wrong line and the climbing on surprising good rock. The RD is pretty accurate but I found the 8th pitch 18 in stead of 16, suppose it depends on the chosen line.

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Re: Slanghoek Needle

Post by Hilton » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:32 am

Haha! Nice one Henk, Uwe and Anita! After 16 years this route gets it's second ascent.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help beforehand. My memory of the outing and the route is very vague. I couldn't even remember if it was a worthwhile outing, but I do remember it being a proper mountaineering trip. Maybe you could shed more light on this.

Anyways, well done okes!

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