Friday, August 26, 2011

The Visionary

It took Joe Möhle to scope out the line and Marijus Šmigelskis to work out a sequence, but the Roysten Vasey boulder at the CBD now has a new line. Well, more accurately, the new line is an extension to the ever popular "Papa Lazarou". The tricky new addition, "The Visionary" 7C starts exactly the same as "Herr Lipp" and moves left straight away to join the start of "Papa Lazarou".

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paul in the Cape (part 1)

The first of several short clips of Paul Robinson's visit to Cape Town.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Team Pretoria in Rocklands

A small group of climbers made the long drive from Pretoria to the mecca that is Rocklands. Some stayed for just a week, but two of them, James Barnes and Brian Weaver, spent over a month sampling some of the world class lines. Both climbers did the classic "Cedar Spine", "Throw Yourself Away", "The Bushoning", and "Last Day in Paradise", all in the 7C range. In addition, James sent "Macho King" 7C+, "Feel the Flow" 7C and "Technicolour Dreamcoat" 7C and Brian added "Stretched and Pressed" 7C to his ticklist.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Arjan & Marijus in Topside

Echo Valley is quickly becoming the epicentre of the Cape Town bouldering scene with many new lines and projects popping up. Marijus Šmigelskis made the second ascent of "The Midnight Barber" 8A (a line he had originally opened from a slightly higher start) and Arjan de Kock flashed "Mintberry Crunch" 8A and climbed the "Cthulhu" stand start at 7C+. Marijus also established "Cheekbone" 7C after the original problem lost most of it's crux crimp resulting in a much harder line.

Moving to The Cinema, the duo also claimed the 2nd and 3rd ascents of "The Life Aquatic" 7C+.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A good weekend for Wood!

Andrew Wood spent his weekend sending some classic lines in Cape Town. First to fall was the superb "Mintberry Crunch" 8A at Echo Valley which took him several sessions. On Sunday he visited the Cinema and claimed the third ascent of the prize line "Cloverfield" 8A and the 7C+ stand start to Paul's new 8B+, "Paranormal Activity", which climbs the second half of the traverse on small crimps.