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Clinton Martinengo Wall of Silence Solo

Clinton Martinengo – Wall of Silence Solo

Clinton Martinengo, Wall of Silence Solo from 14 to 20 March 2014. I made the sixth overall and second solo ascent of Wall of Silence. I had been toying with the idea of soloing it for a long time but I always found a reason not to commit and to leave it for another day.

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Clinton Martinengo climbing Mighty Mouse at Tafelberg

Clinton Martinengo opens Mighty Mouse (28) at Tafelberg

Clinton Martinengo made a new first ascent at Tafelberg 2 weeks back.

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Echo Valley bouldering

Echo Valley Bouldering 2013

Clinton Martinengo stitched a few bouldering sends together from the Echo Valley this year.

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Clinton Martinengo rock climbing, Montagu

Clinton Martinengo sends Mazawattee (35/8c+)

Clinton Martinengo is the third South African to climb the 8c+ grade with his send of Mazawattee.

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Clinton Martinengo on Golden Sickle

New routes – Western Cape

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.

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Clinton sends Brutality (33) at Oorlogs Kloof

Clinton Martinengo sends Brutality (33) at Oorlogs Kloof.

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Bedtime boogie – Timelapse of setting up portaledges

A timelapse video of Dave (and Clinton in the background) setting up the portaledges on day 7 on Impossible Wall.

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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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The almost-but-not-quite-impossible wall

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.

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Party in Disko Bay

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.

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