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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:38 pm 
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Awesome photo Gus - Nice going Brian and I love the lights hanging down :idea:

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Brian Weaver attempting Godzilla (32) after crushing Monster (29) at the Roc Rally during a night climbing session.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:04 pm 
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Yep, very cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:24 pm 
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wow, atmospheric! Must have been a lot of fun lobbing into that black abyss.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:34 pm 
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It was an amazing experience. It took 4 hours to rig the set up, Gustav, Brendan, Warren and Max were awesome help. Alex B was crucial! He was so kind to help out and the shoot couldn't have happened without him and the 30kg bag of rocks hanging off his harness as a counterweight. He was in the harness for 3 hours. Thanks ALEX! :thumleft:

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Go Gosia!!

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Fantastic picture good going Gosia!


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:49 am 
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So where is Hidden Kloof then? Is it near Hartebeespoort (Heartypeasoup) Dam?

Looks cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Looks more like Swartberge or Montague

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:12 am 
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It's out Montagu area - a friend of mine is in the process of buying the property :thumleft:

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:45 pm 
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Cool. So I was close but miles out. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Montagu ... nowhere close to hard-to-be-a-sport-dam!

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:56 am 
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The "close, but miles out" was a Simpsons reference. Sorry, bit obscure.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:20 am 
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Hector/Ian is this the same route you guys climbed when you snapped those Hourglass pics of us the other day? Jolly good picture either way.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:24 am 
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Doh, nevermind, stupid me. It's on the Red Column buttress!


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:30 am 
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The rock looks awesome - similar quality to Cederberg!?

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:35 am 
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Except without the friction!


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:40 am 
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Lol, yes, like Chris says, especially lower down. The grips are also much smaller and the climbing tends to be less steep. More variation, lower, much more water. Apart from that the similarities are quite striking. I'd say in quality they are roughly equal. What am I doing? Dude, just take a 3 month sabbatical and come see it for yourself!


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Dude, just take a 3 month sabbatical and come see it for yourself!

Taken under (serious) consideration (I will start negotiations with wife ;). When is the best time to visit?

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Summer is best: Climb, Swim, Tea, Repeat.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:58 am 
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That section is actually quite a lot like the Cederberg even the friction is more like it. The meat of this route is about 5 meters higher where you have to pull through a huge roof, with gear way below you... I was too chicken and backed off. Clinton then got up it. Will have to grow a bigger pair before I jump on this again. Sure Hector will be posting a couple of the pics of Clinton pulling through the roof.. Pretty wild climbing, there is a easier variation around the corner from the roof, probably about 18/19. So then you can climb this brilliant bit and skip the roof. Well worth it. The start of this pitch shares the stance of Red Column. So you can climb the first pitch of Red Column and then finish up this. The bottom pitch of this is wild climbing, really thinky and not entirely obvious....


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:02 am 
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Justin wrote:
shorti wrote:
Dude, just take a 3 month sabbatical and come see it for yourself!

Taken under (serious) consideration (I will start negotiations with wife ;). When is the best time to visit?
You can climb all year. In winter the water gets a little cold, but the friction is a little better. In summer you might want to bring a tent. I think the best time is when it suits you best.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Lovely shot Gustav, lighting is ace.

Is there any plans for a photo book of climbing in SA, like Simon Carter's Australian one?

http://www.onsight.com.au/publications/

or Jim Thornburg's?

http://www.jimthornburg.com/book.html

I think there is a market for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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WOW!! Awesome shot! Lighting, exposure, colour, composition, the whole shebang!

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Brilliant picture!


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:52 pm 
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Nice one Gus :thumleft:

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Best pic of Lotters I've seen! Gives me the shivers, I wanna climb it so much!


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Go Max!

That is such a sweet pic Gustav


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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Rad pic of the kid!

Anyone know what harness that is, how much and where to get one (or two)?
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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:05 pm 
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It's an Edelrid prototype. One particular nice feature about this model is that there are tie in points on the front and the back.

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 Post subject: Re: Latest climb pic.
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Heya J, I trust Silas has one already :wink:


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