Michael Van Der Hum and friends go bouldering at Umgeni.
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When I first bolted and started working Helium Dreams at Umgeni Valley, it felt so impossible that I thought it would represent a huge jump in my strength.
One of South Africa’s top female climbers took some time out in Montagu to chat with us…
I see Faye Brouard and Andrew Scott dumping a rope at the base of Roger Nattrass’s Mango Tango, a 31 (8a+) that Faye has been working on…
Two short clips of Joey Kinder climbing at Umgeni Valley. He even claimed ‘This place is better than Boven!’
It feels incredible to be climbing again, and to be feeling strong and getting on harder routes is really fantastic. The attraction of a hard route is not the grade but the challenge, where the moves require more finesse and flow which I really love.
Simon Lowe has created an RD for the new routes at the Truckyard at Shongweni Dam.
Roger Nattrass has produced a new guidebook that is simply outstanding! All subsequent SA guidebook authors will curse the high standard that he has set for the genre.
We had the opportunity to interview Simon Lowe during his recent visit to Montagu.
He was the first person to climb grade 31 in South Africa, they wanted to take his ropes away for falling too much, spent 20 months in total dirt bagging through the US and now has his sights set on a grade 33!