Bolt failure at Kleinmond

I have looked at the bolt and it is very clearly Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) that caused the failure.


Boven Roc Rally 2012 poster

Boven Roc Rally 2012 Registration

It’s Boven Roc Rally time again!!!


Vaude Terkum Review

Vaude Terkum Backpack Review

Instead of taking more rest days or doing something silly like yoga, I decided to acquire some items that I though my body would appreciate. These included an ergonomic chair, an orthopaedic pillow and a backpack that fits well.

Why Climbing Should Be in the Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is set to add a new sport for the 2020 Summer Games, and climbing is on the shortlist. Here’s why the Olympics needs it.


4 8B+’s in one week for Graham

Dave Graham has had what surely must be one of his best weeks ever, with four 8B+’s and one 8B in Rocklands, South Africa.

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Quality European Footwear brands arriving in South Africa

Traverse Outdoor Gear is pleased to announce that it will be bringing quality European mountain footwear brands to South Africa.

Shiraishi: V13 Redpoint, V11 Flash in Rocklands

Ashima Shiraishi made her way to Cape Town, South Africa, at the beginning of August and has climbed several of her hardest problems, including a potential V13 second ascent.


Video: The Invisible Bike Helmet

The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all.

Jimbo Smith on his new route 'Live wire' (32/33) at Oudtshoorn.

Oudtshoorn: New routes

Jimbo Smith recently sent his project in Oudtshoorn. The new route is called ‘Live Wire’ and goes at an unconfirmed grade of 32/33.


Video: Thomas Tauporn vs Adam Ondra, Duel Men Final – IFSC Climbing World Championship 2011

Thomas Tauporn vs Adam Ondra, Duel in the Men’s Lead Final.