Friday, September 30, 2011
We have registered www.cutloose.co.za as the new main domain name for this website. The old addresses of www.cutloose.ca.tf and cutloosebouldering.blogspot.com will work as well, so just take your pick!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Harry Crews made short work of "Weichei" 7C+, the mini crimp-fest at the Plateau boulders in Rocklands. Harry spent one session figuring out all the moves, then returned the following weekend with a brand new pair of better shoes for the tricky heel hook and sent the line on his warm-up try.
|Harry Crews on "Weichei"|
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Paul Robinson's micro-crimpy arete line at Topside's Echo Valley, "In Search of the New Sound" 8B, got it's first South African repeats by Arjan de Kock and Marijus Šmigelskis this past weekend. Another local, Andrew Wood, is getting really close to sending the line as well so watch this space. Prior to his success of the "New Sound", Marijus also managed a send of the pumpy highball "Cthulhu" 8A+ as well as several new moderate first ascents.
|Marijus on "In Search of the New Sound"|
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Arjan de Kock claimed the first South African ascent of "Ray of Light" 8B this past weekend in Rocklands. Arjan began trying the problem last season, but only unlocked the crux sequence earlier this year. Success was close several weeks ago when he climbed the whole line but was unable to claim it officially after dabbing his spotter on the dyno midway (with a solid kick to the chest!). The send was delayed even further as the thin cracks broke the skin on the tops of Arjan's fingers after just two or so attempts, thus only allowing him one brief session every two weeks.