Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Five Ten Video Comp!

Cutloose Climbing and Five Ten South Africa are bringing you a new monthly video competition. Submit a video of you or your friends sending projects or just generally busting mad sickness and stand a chance to win your pick of any Five Ten shoe you fancy!

The procedure is pretty simple:
STEP 1: go do something cool.
STEP 2: film it!
STEP 3: edit your footage with some classy beats.
STEP 4: contact us for info how to submit/upload your movie.

The best movies will be shortlisted and uploaded to the Cutloose videos page, where you and your friends will have a chance to vote for your favourite one. The community vote and the vote of a panel of judges will decide on the winning video each month.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Moderate Mondays

Check out Cutloose Climbing's new feature: Moderate Mondays!

Every two weeks we'll be bringing out a short clip of some moderate climbs for you to go and try. Our first clip features Andrew Wood and Marijus Šmigelskis on a few problems at Beaverlac, a popular campsite in the Southern most reaches of the Cederberg Mountains.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekly Fix

Montagu is starting to see some action as various climbers from around the country descend upon the small Karoo town. Illona Pelser got the ball rolling with a fast send of "Whoa She Poopie", a route with much speculation about it's grade (which ranges from 28 to 30 depending on whether you use the rest ledge and which holds you use or don't use for the upper crux). Illona took the conservative approach and took 28 for it.

On the bouldering front back in Cape Town, Benjamin de Charmoy is making a strong recovery from his shoulder injury with a one ascent of the classic "Mintberry Crunch" 8A, and the second ascent of the 7C stand start to the "Sangoma" project, opened a few days prior by Marijus Šmigelskis.

Arjan de Kock hiked up to The Hole in 30 degree heat and managed to make a 2nd try, 2nd ascent of "Life Enhancement Program" 31, a route which features some of the most bizzare and unique moves on the peninsula.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cederberg Winter in November

Joe Mohle spent a successful week up at Tafelberg in the Cederberg, despite being snowed on twice. We all thought it was summer!

Joe managed to make the first free ascent of "Nambarrie", which was formerly 23 A1. The crux first pitch went all free at 30 via hard cutloose moves off marginal fingertip locks and the rest of the route was a fairly comfortable onsight for Joe. He also went on to make the 2nd known ascent of the stunning "Before the Flood" 28, on his second attempt.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cutloose Climbing

Due to popular demand, South Africa's longest running climbing website, Cutloose Bouldering, is proud to now bring you all the news, photos and videos from all spheres of our sport. Sport, Trad, Bouldering, and more...

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Cape Town

The finale of shorts featuring Paul Robinson and Marijus Šmigelskis bouldering around Cape Town this past winter. Enjoy!

Check out a nice short interview with Paul about his trip here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All quiet on the home front.

In the meantime, check out this decent video some Brits made in Rocklands this past season: