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Working Sorcery (25X) on a fixed line. The author feels 28R may be more realistic... Photo: Warren Gans.

Bovenated!

Boven is a bit like Paris. The first local you meet speaks French. The difference is that this person is super friendly and welcoming. If you are confused, then you probably haven’t been to Boven (yet).

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Fred Nicole, the bouldering interview

There are no two ways about it: think of bouldering and Fred Nicole immediately springs to mind. Ever since he first started bouldering in 1987 together with his brother François, there have been few climbers who have dominated and influenced this tight-knit scene as convincingly and consistently as Frédéric and the countless beautiful and difficult […]

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Video: Top Billing goes rock climbing

Top Billing goes climbing, adding glamour to the “so quiet… not so fun, not your adrenaline type of sport, it’s not fast, it’s not going… it’s very chilled…” whilst at the CityROCK climbing gym.

Video: Lika a Capie

This video follows two Durbanite’s and a pseudo Capie around the boulders of Cape Town

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Video: The Rocklands post – week 6 – Including Nalle’s 2nd ascent of Oliphant’s Dawn

The 6th and last video of Clement Perotti’s Rocklands Post is packed with action, including Nalle Hukkataival’s 2nd ascent of Fred Nicole’s Oliphant’s Dawn 8B+

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Southern Rock Climbing Gym

Southern Rock Climbing Gym Opens

A climbing gym has been long awaited in Durban. We now have a great climbing and social facility that is child friendly and open seven days a week.

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Video: Lots of Rocklands Bouldering videos

First ascent of Machine or Beast 7C+, Golden Virginia 8A, time out S’s 8A+, Des claques por Nini 7B, Vanity 7A+, Question of balance 7B, Kingdom in the Sky 7C, Sweet potato 7B, Minki 7B,

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Brian Weaver sends Mutation

The weekend I opened the climb I was actually suffering from Golfer’s Elbow in my left arm. It had been a problem for the previous three weeks and I have taken the entire week off to let it rest (for me 5 rest days is psychotic).

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Righteousness of The Roach

I despised him until we roped up and he taught me that there’s no such thing as stealing a route—if someone better than you gets up a piece of rock first, that’s fair.

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First tracks on the Polar Molar

We chose as our goal one of Bob’s secret unclimbed walls which we’ve been calling the Polar Molar for it’s tooth-like appearance and pearly-white enamel surface.

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