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 Post subject: Slangolie Frontal
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:42 pm 
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Anybody have a decent route description for Slangolie Frontal, or know where I could get one?

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Hahaha!! Classic! It was a pleasure just reading that :lol: Thanx for the info bro. I'll definitiely give them a shout. God bless

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After my experiences and reading this I have just realized that \"a day out in SA doing some of our lovely country routes\", in fact means \"a disorientated confusing day out in hell with dodgy gear and bloody scraped legs where you will be lucky to come back alive\".
Ya gotta love it though!


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This is Africa baby! Or something like that. Was discussing a similar topic with a friend a while back and we came to the conclusion that because we have no great civil war or some \"groot trek\" which supplies it's natural amount of adversity which in turn gives us the character to deal with life itself, we feel the need to mission up a mountain with a very large chance of coming home as Stu said : Disorientated, confused and scraped to a bloody mess. Just seems to put everything in perspective :D Humans... :?


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I was with Ross on the ascent used to write the topo for SA Mountainmag. As far as I know his description is the only modern one of the route. He no longer works for the mag, your best bet is to hunt down the issue that has the route description in. The route we took (right of the arete proper to start with, traversing onto it properly higher up) is the best line. The true arete lower down looked pretty awful.

The route itself is a country route classic! It has a really wild feel as you walk in leaving the houses behind. Its hard to believe that you are still in a city at all! Be prepared for the odd section of dodgey rock (avoidable) and an interesting experience finding your way back onto the plateau at the top (not too bad). The route is long, it took us most of the day moving at a leisurely pace and stopping for lunch. Start as early as possible and keep water for the walk down as that slope bakes in the afternoon sun. Its a great outing especially for a first multipitch route as you get really high up with little exposure; there being ledges everywhere to chill on.


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The route description is in issue no. 5 (June 2003).

If you can't find a copy let me know and I'll scan the relevant pages and mail them to you.

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Sounds amazing.
Any chance the rd could be posted up here?


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I must have done Slangolie Frontal at least ten times. Wonderful outing. The more direct start is virtually off the path as you round the buttress and see Corridor. I reckon the direct start (only about 13/14 at most) is on good rock and makes the route much more direct. There are many variations to the line and after a couple of ascents you work out the best pitches, making a grand route, well sheltered from the SE wind. Finishing by going through the Yellowwood Cracks rounds off the day nicely.

Note the Corridor Rib route in Corridor ravine to your right. Worthwhile doing too.


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 Post subject: Re: Slangolie Frontal
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Hi

Does anyone have a Slangolie Frontal RD that they could send me?

Thanks,
Garron


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 Post subject: Re: Slangolie Frontal
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 2:44 pm 
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RD emailed :wink: Enjoy and take loads of photos to post on ClimbZA :afro:


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Richard wrote:
I must have done Slangolie Frontal at least ten times. Wonderful outing. The more direct start is virtually off the path as you round the buttress and see Corridor. I reckon the direct start (only about 13/14 at most) is on good rock and makes the route much more direct. There are many variations to the line and after a couple of ascents you work out the best pitches, making a grand route, well sheltered from the SE wind. Finishing by going through the Yellowwood Cracks rounds off the day nicely.

Note the Corridor Rib route in Corridor ravine to your right. Worthwhile doing too.


Thanks for this advice, went up the buttress on Saturday, well did the first two pitches of "Left Leg" and then realised that we were not on Slangolie Frontal so then just picked the nicest looking lines and climbed that, some excellent interesting climbing, lots of fun.

Do you have a RD for Corridor Rib? That looks quite nice.

Sorry Margherita did not take any photos, really ment to...


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