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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Hi Uwe,

man that is a long day out for you guys...the descent may be tricky inthe dark but at least cooler...we sweltered down there!

what is thunderbolt like? I would like to give it a bash..

Cheers,
B


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:01 pm 
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does anyone have a pic of the route? that is of Thunderbolt direct..


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:35 pm 
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The Exposure in the F Major Topo by Adele McCann has pics of the route.

Photo below by Brent Russell
Uwe, any chance you could fill in the route? (I could mail Brent's pic to you - below)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Justin, why don't I mail it to you and you can put it up (it's pictures and text mixed in 2 files, a docx and a pdf), I'm sure you'll bring it into the right file format and layout).


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:07 pm 
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Thunderbolt Direct - Witteberg

Overall Grade: 23 (or 20 A2)
First Ascent:
M Scott and H Graafland - 1967 (Pitch 1-5 & 12-13)
A Dick and R Fuggle - 1970 (Pitch 6-11 & 12-13)
Best seasons: Summer, when it hasn’t rained and isn’t going to rain.
Rock: Sandstone.
Gear: Rack of friends (small and medium) and nuts, long slings useful to avoid rope drag. Rope: 50m Double Ropes

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:35 pm 
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Hey Brent

Thanks again for an awesome day out on Exposure last Sunday! :thumleft: Definitely the hardest day out I've had. The climb was great but not the toughest part (it helps to have someone with you who's done the route before to tell you what you're aiming for - saves loads of time). It was the pretty Big walk out after 5hrs of climbing and it was cooking. And Vander, I saw your post a bit higher up. Brent definitely had his game face on! Don't believe the story that he was is walking unfit. :wink:

All in all an awesome day out, great views, great climbing and a great country climb. A must do! :)

Cheers
J


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:45 pm 
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Nice :thumleft: Glad to hear you guys had a blast. Ja, for a guy who finishes the Cape Epic and Amarider in pretty good time, unfit is a VERY relative term...

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