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 Post subject: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:47 am 
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Hi all,There has been a major landslide at Bronkies as a result of the prolonged and intense rain , the top 2/3rds of the central part (from the trees to the Yellow submarine) of the cliff slumped off, forming an 8 metre thick debris fan. The area is out of bounds until the debris has been determined to be stable ( I am helping with this). Its a really pity, there were some good routes there. Andrew


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:24 pm 
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oh no! are those all the way from Blue Suede Shoes to Yellow Submarine?
Pics?
Bleak :(


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:46 pm 
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Chosspile for the win:D

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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:53 pm 
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So according to you, Andrew, are all the below mentioned routes destroyed? Any chance for hanger retrieval? :roll:

"Yellow Submarine
After Burn 26
Once there were warriors AKA You Snooze, You Lose
Rat Kid 25
Black Pearl 27
The Flying Dutchman 27
Hairy Maclary (from Donaldson's Dairy) 20
Mostly Harmless 21
Elton's John 21
Blue Boots 14
Wild Apricot 15
Naked Orange 21
Green Machine 18
Footloose 25
The Shining 25
Bruce 22 .
Rule Number One 22
Wasabi 22
Of Mice and Men (2 pitch) 22
New Year's Revolution
Fire Fly 24
Red Dragon 31
Keep Walking Johnny
Black Out 27
Blue Suede Shoes 21
The Silence Of The Lambs 25

this is actually quite sad

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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:02 pm 
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apparently blue boots survived


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:02 pm 
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its now a free standing pillar


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:21 pm 
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ah man, a photo would be nice if available.


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:28 pm 
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Ja! Any pics?


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:40 pm 
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Glad no one was there- a land slide that writes off so many routes must have been huge!

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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:45 pm 
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andrew p wrote:
apparently blue boots survived


great! at least the classic at the crag is still intact :wink:

damn big loss for the gauteng crowd. guess you'll have to bolt some more routes in the magalies...


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:12 pm 
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Red Dragon :(


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:13 pm 
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Half the crag gone, I cant believe it :(


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:16 pm 
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That sucks! :( Someone update Ed's photo on the Bronkies page.


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:34 pm 
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Starting to sound like andrew getting up his trolling streetcred.

Trollers unite :afro:
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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:52 pm 
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Andrew is there now assessing the situation.
He just sent me this image from his phone.

My second favorite crag :( :( :(


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:01 pm 
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that pic seems fake


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:02 pm 
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That's intense! Holy crap.

Least no-one was there when it happened.


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:04 pm 
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okay that looks legit...... :( :( :(

did the MCSA not try to buy that land some time ago? good thing it fell through (har har)


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:07 pm 
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Damn!!! Looks like someone is starting a mine!?

Sorry for your loss JHB!

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Any chance for hanger retrieval? :roll:


Hanger recovery for souvenirs only I reckon!!

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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:08 pm 
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Chosspile the sequel? Bummer.


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:14 pm 
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The clouds matching up is a bit suspect ;)

Before.
Image

After

Image


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:15 pm 
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Transpose that pic with the pic on the route wiki and you can see it is clearly the same pic.
every rock, bush, twig and even the building lines up perfectly.

so this is what climbers do when the rains don't stop :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:33 pm 
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At least the eagles are still safe. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:39 pm 
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Chakan thanks for posting those two pictures. Gauteng climbers have had a rough 12 months: this and the Tuks boulder wall. When you consider the scale of both these disasters it is amazing no one was hurt. GP, Sorry for your loss. I suppose this does show us that while we might think of mountains and rock as stagnant and immortal, they do change. Don, Wasn't it you talking about a crag in Nelspruit that collapsed over night?

Its funny how pictures can put things into perspective: clearly the wall collapsed, and clearly there are no hangers to recover.

Makes you wonder how much longer The Granny's Souped up Wheelchair wall will last in Monteseel: when those routes were opened they could set up an anchor using the crack on top and a couple hexes. Today you can climb into that crack.

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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:42 pm 
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Aww what a shame its fake, would have been an improvement in the climbing community if people were forced away from bronkies:l

Nice troll work Andy, speedy recovery with that knee

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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:52 pm 
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Haha! Rad hoke you played with us Andrew. Especially geologist know that landslides don't really happen where the land is actually rock...
Good Photoshopping skills though :lol:

Indeed it's been raining for far too long :cyclops:


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:55 pm 
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I was mugged on my way to work this morning, but forgot all about it as soon as i saw this post!
think i may have cried a little...

thanks Andrew for the epic trolling!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:01 pm 
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Hahaha very nice troll. Made me cry a bit inside, the thought of not being able to complete some of the routes :)
For a moment there everything I thought I knew about rocks were wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Bronkies landslide
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:47 am 
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We at EGG (Eagles Gotta Go) claim full responsibility for the recent bombing of Bronkies.
We felt a strong statement needed to be made with the philosophy that if we cant access part of the crag then no one will.
We further strongly suggest that all eagles and other living creatures great and small leave our sacred and traditional climbing grounds once and for all to prevent further reprisals along the western wall. Move out or we will scramble your eggs !!!

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil eagles. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you."

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