Clinton Martinengo stitched a few bouldering sends together from the Echo Valley this year.
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Clinton Martinengo is the third South African to climb the 8c+ grade with his send of Mazawattee.
Clinton has opened new routes in Oorlogs Kloof and re-bolted a crag in the area whilst Jimbo has been hard at work on TM with a new line and a couple of hard onsights.
Clinton Martinengo sends Brutality (33) at Oorlogs Kloof.
A timelapse video of Dave (and Clinton in the background) setting up the portaledges on day 7 on Impossible Wall.
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.
After a few days rest we picked out a potential line on Impossible Wall and packed our haulbags: 80 litres of water, 100 cans of food and a mountain of hardware and ropes, over 300 kg in total.
The next day we woke up early and headed northwards through the iconic Disko Bay, home of the largest glacier on the west coast of Greenland.
We have just penetrated the arctic circle. This means we are now north of 66.3 degrees latitude, the point at which the sun never sets on the summer solstice (June 21). Weather has been misty and drizzly for the last few weeks, but Bob assures us this means we have 10-15 good days coming up. […]
Stage 1 of our adventure is now complete. We have crossed the Atlantic and have reached Greenland.