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 Post subject: Off-width - Hell crack
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:13 pm 
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Anyone wanting to impress, I have a rare thing in KZN which needs attention - a beautiful, very steep off-width which will test the best.
All I have to show for it are scars. Bolted up and ready to go. Porter?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Where is it Gerald? Do we get a tantalizing picture???


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:01 pm 
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I amongst some granite boulders at Phezulu. Arrangements have to be made for access. The only photo does not do it justice - not showing the steep part.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:03 pm 
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What you can't see is the near 45 degree bit hidden by the trees.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:44 pm 
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Looks quite appealing, where is it in relation to Durban.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:27 pm 
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looks so sweet, nice find, leaving it for the boulderers?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Defn not a bouldering route.

30 min inland of Durban.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:34 am 
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Are you serious about the "Bolted up"?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:43 am 
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This looks sick! How high is it? would love to put some phat mats down and give it a go? Please pm me some details,location,access etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:06 pm 
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Camp wrote:
Defn not a bouldering route.


Alex Honnold may disagree - but then again he seems to think The Nose is a bouldering route...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Looks really cool ! Guessing I need to make a plan to visit Dad soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:06 pm 
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are those the same boulders you can see from old main road?
between monties and drumond?
have you tried the other boulders in the back ground? those look like bouldering matarial.
when you going there again?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Yup same boulders. Fun bouldering, but not everybody's cup of tea - edgy and steep slab or vertical, and if it is to steep -- I don't know, but I doubt it.

Yes, bolted. You can only appreciate why when you are there.Matt, if you want to 'mat' it I don't want to be there. Base is very gnarly, and you will break more than a leg falling off higher up.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:48 am 
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I'm not passing judgement in any way, but I'm curious why it can't be climbed on trad gear? is the rock shit?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:32 am 
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http://climbingnarc.com/videos/pamela-s ... k-profile/



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:36 am 
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AndrewP wrote:
Looks really cool ! Guessing I need to make a plan to visit Dad soon.


Let me know if you need a belay - I enjoy watching people climb off-widths :thumleft:

Chris F wrote:
I'm curious why it can't be climbed on trad gear?


I was also wondering about that. Surely some big hexes or cams would do?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:07 am 
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...... if you own them.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:28 am 
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Marshall1 wrote:
http://climbingnarc.com/videos/pamela-shanti-pack-profile/



God she has a beautiful rack. Look at the size of those cams!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:14 pm 
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I made the same comment to my wife :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Ok - this is going to end badly :lol:

But on the bright side she also doesn't have any nuts :jocolor:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:42 am 
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It can be done on gear - with biiiiibg cams. The bolts were placed to make it workable on top-rope.


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