Monday, December 17, 2007

Latest at the Scree

Brendan Hurner and Marijus Šmigelskis have opened several new problems at The Scree. Highlist from Marijus were "Book of Lies" 7B, a classic roof and slab problem, then a steep undercut face produced "Summer Rain" 7C and on roof on the same boulder resulted in "Hot Pie Boy" 7A, which may be easier when the holds dry a bit more. Brendan established a problem nearby which involves a long reach off an impossibly small crimp, which should check in somewhere around the 7A to 7B mark.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Casus Belli

Yet another link up has been opened on the "Four Singers" boulder at Redhill. This time it was Greg Streatfield who linked the moves from the starting holds of  "Four Singers" into the start and joining of "Shark Lord Darren" to produce "Casus Belli" at 7C.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rocklands Summer

The summer temps have not managed to keep everyone away from Rocklands and some good sends have happened. Visiting Pretoria local Illona Pelser sent "Under My Thumb" 7A after dislocating her pinky finger on the same problem the day before. Later that afternoon, Illona make short work of "Roof on Fire" 6C and a 2nd try ascent of "Manuereheim Roof" 6C+ after getting some good beta from Kate Fairfield, who also sent the problem moments after. Marijus Šmigelskis came frustratingly close to flashing "Arch Baby" 7C and climbed it easily on his next attempt. He also sent "Cabe Town" 7C, which is the sandy roof opposite "The Vice" at the Fortress.