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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by proze » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:24 pm

Monties buffs: which route is Meagan Martin on in the latest pic?
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Justin » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:03 pm

Looks like 'Daze of Thunder' (27/7b+)
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by mokganjetsi » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:31 pm

super shot!!

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by dirktalma » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:15 pm

Lekker Gustav, I thought I saw Mel run past me when I slept over at Everest on the way back to the big smoke on the bike. Looks like you guys were busy at Everest. Thanks for the new routes!

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Gustav » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:58 pm

It was Mel. Cross training ... these kids!
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Justin » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Very cool 8)
Luke Eberhard (13 years old) leading the top pitch of Double Direct (19), Table Mountain. Pic Johann Lanz
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Q20 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:13 pm

Luke has also opened some of his own routes. At age 13! :thumleft:
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Wes » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:56 pm

I love the climbing pics on the front page, but can we please ensure that it at least has a description and the name of the climber.

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by vinceB » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:36 pm

I would say this is David Naude on Zanzibar (7B/+) in Rocklands :)

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by brianweaver » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:47 pm

I sent a whatsapp to David so that he can make sure to include the name of the Climber, Boulder and Photographer going forth :thumleft:
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Logic » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:24 am

Is that Brian spotting a guy on Kiesl?

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Thermophage » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:50 am

Na definitely not Kiezl, but don't recognise it either :(

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Guardian » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:21 pm

No helmet on Drakensberg rock?
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Justin » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:08 am

Austria/Germany... same place really :wink:

Sadly Brian has moved to Germany. All the best over there mate!
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Chris F » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:26 pm

Did she deliberately not clip that bolt?

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Gustav » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:47 pm

Bolts are sometimes just there to indicate roughly where the route goes. Chalk (and those damn tick marks :oops: ) show us where the holds are...

She was flowing through some technical moves and could not be bothered to clip. Sometimes trusting your own ability should override the urge to place protection or clip a bolt just because it is there.

Yes, the risk is a bigger fall. That would just mean more climbing to get back up there ... and we like more climbing, don't we?
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Warren G » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:43 pm

At the end of the day you are your primary safety, and only when your skills/body/mind fail you do you then rely on external safeties like gear. I think it's cool to see people committing to the move rather than the gear, as they are backing themselves. My only exception to this in sport climbing is if one has avoided the bolt because one is so far off route that they couldn't reach, but my understanding is this is not the case above. Well done lady :thumright
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Chris F » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:44 am

Sorry, I'm not critical, I'm impressed, looks like tricky climbing, I would have made the clip.

Block she's standing on looks to have a limited shelf life?

What route is it?

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Justin » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:01 pm

Sometimes I just skip bolts, my reasons include:
- I forgot to clip the bolt
- I am climbing too fast (forgot)
- The bolt is camouflaged (and I did not see it) - fyi: this ended badly for someone at Hellfire many years ago.
- I went off route and could not clip.

- Then you have 'I intentionally did not clip because':
-- I want to learn more about lead outs.
-- - The bolts are too close together.
-- I want to scare myself OR (more often) I want to scare the next person doing the route after me (be sure to not leave a draw on the bolt or let the person bring a draw up with them).
-- Clipping the bolt requires more effort than just moving past it i.e. If I clip, there is a good chance I'll just waist energy. I opt to rather use the energy to get through the next moves to the next bolt).
-- I don't have enough draws for higher up on the route (so I am saving draws for higher up/chains).
-- Clipping the bolt will result in rope drag.
-- I require motivation to not fall off (the crux move).
-- I want to fall past a ledge/block/other (and not hit it).

... I am sure there are many more reasons to skip bolts :)
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Ghaznavid » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:42 pm

Justin wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:01 pm
... I am sure there are many more reasons to skip bolts :)

Such as "there wasn't one". Trad ftw. Ok, everyone knows I don't really climb, so back to not posting...
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Post by Gustav » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:02 pm

Chris F wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:44 am

Block she's standing on looks to have a limited shelf life?

What route is it?
That block did not move when I jumped on it. So to make sure, I placed 2 bolts either side of it, and force-cranked it in further using a 5t ratchet strap. It was the most satisfying thing to see it go "clunk" and slot right in deeper to a perfect wedged position. Afterwards, 2 of us jumped for joy on top of it and it did not budge a mm. Still feels scary to mantle up on it but it is solid as can be ...

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