Friday, October 30, 2009

Anro's first 7C!

Anro le Roux has climbed "Black Hoodie Rap" at the Vajra boulders at Redhill. This is Anro's first 7C and the 4th known ascent of the problem, which links the "Four Singers Extension" into the dyno finish of "Shark Lord Darren".

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dark Harvest

Marijus Šmigelskis established The Scree's hardest problem to date when he climbed "Dark Harvest" 8A+ last weekend. He had tried the problem earlier this year, but had to abandon his efforts during the rainy winter months as The Scree takes nearly 2 weeks to dry out. With summer on the way, Marijus resumed his efforts on the line, trying it during two night sessions after work last week and returning for the send on the weekend. The problems follows a series of tiny crimps up a steep prow and is possibly the best completed problem of the area.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Renz hits the G-Spot

Martin Renz made the second ascent of the sit start to "Hitting That G-Spot" 7C at Alicedale in the Eastern Cape. Willem Oosthysen opened the problem earlier this year on his thrid try, after flashing the stand start.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Topside testpiece

Topside has received another likely candidate for the Cape's hardest problem. Marijus Šmigelskis climbed the sit start to an existing 7B called "Flubber" at The Cinema to create "Black Hawk Down" 8A+. Marijus thought the line might potentially be harder than "Koeberg"at Bonnydoon (currently considered to be the hardest problem in Cape Town), but he thinks it didn't quite feel 8B. Marijus spent a week's worth of sessions working the line until succeeding one evening in terrible wet conditions.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

CBD and Redhill action

Julia Chen made a fast ascent of one of Cape Town's best 7A's, "Purgatory" at the Bright Lights boulders at CBD. Julia succeeded on the problem after just a couple of tries, which climbs the face left of "Cross Purpose"...

Andrew Wood has made the second ascent of "Tears of a Rapper" 7C+ at Redhill's Easter Island boulders after two sessions on the powerful problem.