Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rock Masters 2011

The Rock Master's 2011 competition got underway on Saturday the 10th at CityRock in Cape Town, and was a largely successful event. The comp had some high quality boulder problems and routes set by a dedicated team of setters, and was a well run event thanks to the organisers. Climbers were invited from all over the country to come and compete against a pool of SA's top climbers, which resulted in a great show of climbing talent on the day.

Bouldering:

Men:
1st: Paul Brouard
2nd: Andrew Wood
3rd: Jamie Smith

Women:
1st: Faye Brouard
2nd: Rachelle de Charmoy
3rd: Illona Pelser

Sport:

Men:
1st: Paul Brouard
2nd: Jamie Smith
3rd: Benjamin de Charmoy

Women:
1st: Faye Brouard
2nd: Rachelle de Charmoy
3rd: Illona Pelser

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Only by the Night

Here's an awesome little clip Micky Wiswedel quickly threw together of Marijus Šmigelskis on his first ascent of "Only by the Night" 8A.



Check out more of Micky's excellent work here.

Friday, December 9, 2011

More from Montagu

some more sends that went down at The Scoop in Montagu over the past week...

Phlip Olivier styled up "Catholic School Girls Rule" 30, and James Barnes sent "Cool Like That" 29, and most impressively, Benjamin de Charmoy made short work of "Not For Sale" 31/32.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Cape weekend round-up

Montagu saw a fair amount of action over the past few days, with climbers from all over the country descending upon the Karoo town for their December holidays. At The Scoop, Alex Bester managed a send of "Cool Like That" 29, whilst Micky Wiswedel, James Barnes and Illona Pelser all sent "Monkey Pump" 29. This was Illona's first 29! At Supertubes, Benjamin De Charmoy climbed "Hypoxia" 29 and Marijus Šmigelskis made the second ascent of "Wipe Out" 32.

Back in Cape Town, Andrew Wood had a great weekend, with the 2nd ascent of "Only by the Night" 8A, a new line opened by Marijus ┼ámigelskis just a few days prior. Andrew then made the long overdue 3rd ascent of "Exam Stress" 8A the following day.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Moderate Mondays

Benjamin de Charmoy demonstrates a nice trio of 7A's at Topside's Bonnydoon. A soft one ("Two Stroke"), a hard one ("Full Throttle"), and one that's just about right ("Mighty Steel Leg").