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Fernwood Face, Rock Climbing, Table Mountain, Cape Town
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Hilton Davies

Fernwood for the People

The immense and daunting Fernwood Precipice would not yield a codger’s route – of this we were sure. But we really didn’t want to open a heroes’ route. Something in between would be just right.

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Hilton Davies

Firecracker goes Free!

In the summer of 1974, a couple of young, hard climbers from up north arrived in the Western Cape. Their tanks were full with drive and ambition. If opportunity would intersect with preparation and talent, they would do something special…

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Robin Barely
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Karl Hayden

Celestial Journey, 36 years on!!

In September 1978 an 18 year old Dave Davies and a tough, somewhat older Yorkshireman, Robin Barley opened Celestial Journey (grade 22) at Wolfberg in the Cederberg Wilderness.

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Magnetic Wall, Table Mountain
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Hilton Davies

Magnetic Wall – An Evolving Story

Don set off with a clutch of pitons and hammer. He aided a thin seam up the very attractive steep white face until he could free climb up to an overlap… Jonathan Levy and Tim Hughes joined Mike and Don to follow up their route on its first ascent.

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Hilton Davies

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart: It’s proper-tough at solid 25 and the gear is thin and hard to place. But it’s the fourth pitch, the soaring arête pitch that is the raison d’etre, the jewel in the crown, the main event.

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GuyP-J

African Rapture

The beginning of the weekend, and the end of yet another gruelling week of labour and stress. For a select few, however, that statement could not have been more false.

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Time Warp Direct

In 1977 the great climbers, my friends Dave Cheesmond and Tony Dick established the first route up Yellowwood Amphitheatre.

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