Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Weekend Climbing Comps

The Cape has several options for climbers this coming Easter weekend. CityRock is hosting the SANCF National Bouldering League finals in Cape Town on Saturday and Sunday.

Then, a little further afield, just North of Ceres, Guy Holwill and Neil Margetts and co have organised what promises to be an excellent climbing festival focused on establishing a brand new bouldering area. I mean just check out this promo:

There's explosions and everything! See you there...

Friday, March 22, 2013

WP Boulder League round 7

The final results of the 2013 WP Boulder League. Catch the national finals at CityRock next weekend.

Friday, March 15, 2013

WP Boulder League round 6

One last round remains for the 2013 season of the WP Boulder League. The 7th round will take place at UCT on Tuesday, 19 March. Check out the results after round 6 below. The top 5 out of 7 scores count towards the final standings.

Monday, March 11, 2013

WP Boulder League round 5

Click through for the results of the WP Boulder League after round 5. The 6th round will take place at UCT on 12 March at 17:00.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

WP Boulder League round 4

Check out the results of round 4 held at UCT. The next event will take place at CityRock on FRIDAY, 8 March at 17:00.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Wipe Out gets a 3rd ascent

Benjamin de Charmoy bagged the 3rd ascent of the short power test "Wipe Out" 31, at The Supertubes in Montagu shortly after returning from a 2 month climbing trip to Spain. "Wipe Out" was originally opened by Clinton Martinengo, who was unsure of it's difficulty and well known for his sandbag grades, threw out a "it's somewhere around 30". Marijus Šmigelskis made the second ascent in 2011, and after comparing the climb to other well-established Montagu classics of a similar length and grade, decided 32 was more appropriate. Some speculation existed however, and after climbing numerous 8b's in Spain, and despite it being harder than most 31's and even the odd 32 in Montagu, Benji reckoned 31 is most fair for the line.