Monday, January 22, 2007

Jungle Gym

Marijus Šmigelskis has made the second ascent of "Chuck Norris" 7C at the Jungle Gym deep in Newlands forest. The one move problem was opened by Scott Noy last year and involves a large move off poor holds to gain the lip of a small face.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Blunt Force Trauma

The Gold Rush in Mpumalanga has seen further development over the past few months. Most notable was Guy Hubbard ascent of the instant classic "Blunt Force Trauma" 7C. The 5m high problem, which is the hardest in the area, climbs a 35 degree overhanging face on slopers and crimps and features a huge dyno before the top out.