Thursday, December 30, 2004

Down South

Near his home in Simon's Town, Emile Esterhuizen opened two really cool problems, "Ooze smug" is a diagnal line crossing an overhanging face. Emile is always reluctant to grade anything so Marijus Šmigelskis tried the problem as well and reckons that 7C+ would be a conservative grade. Emile added "Koi Kaze" 7B, to a roof further uphill, an amazing problem with a striking resemblance to the pocketed limestone roof Chris Sharma climbs in "Rampage". And, at Redhill, at the Mushroom area, he opened another roof problem which he named "Zan Koku na Tenshi no Teeze" 7C, meaning "Cruel Angel's Thesis" in Japanese.

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