Botswana climbing

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hennogreeff
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Botswana climbing

Post by hennogreeff » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:35 pm

Hi,

Is there anyone that can tell me what the cliffs at the Kanye Bird Sanctuary dam is like? i.e. Are there bolted routes/trad/grades etc..?

Cheers

Henno

justincilliers
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Re: Botswana climbing

Post by justincilliers » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:42 am

Hi Henno

Not sure about the sanctuary, but always keen to meet fellow Botswana Climbers. Do you live in Botswana, or will you just be visiting Kanye..?

Justin

Carl
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Re: Botswana climbing

Post by Carl » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:30 pm

There are no bolted routes but some great trad lines in the gorge behind the dam. Get in touch with Justin above and he can also put you in touch with the other Botswana climbers. I am sure they could be persuaded to do a trip out there.

justincilliers
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Re: Botswana climbing

Post by justincilliers » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:23 am

in the famous words of Barrack Obama, "Yes, we can"

hennogreeff
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Re: Botswana climbing

Post by hennogreeff » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:15 pm

Howzit Justin!

Yea man I'm staying in Jwaneng at the moment so the closest spot as far as I could tell was Kanye-don't have any trad gear or real experience in trad though,was hoping for a sport route or 2 there...where are you based? I'm planning on doing my first trip out next weekend,it seems Gaborone is the next best spot?

Cheers

Henno

justincilliers
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Re: Botswana climbing

Post by justincilliers » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:20 pm

Hi Henno

We go to Kgale every weekend. This weekend we are going on Sunday at 2:30

Let me know if you are keen and i will arrange it with you. We do mostly sport routes on Kgale.

Justin

hennogreeff
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Re: Botswana climbing

Post by hennogreeff » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:52 am

Hi Justin

I'm keen to join you guys this weekend if you are going on Sunday? A friend of mine who has never climbed is keen to start so he will come with...I have all gear needed for the both of us.

Is Kgale the only bolted routes in the area? I see there are some really nice looking cliffs at Mannyelanong Cliffs - trad or sport routes there?

Cheers

justincilliers
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Re: Botswana climbing

Post by justincilliers » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:49 pm

sent you PM...

nicojah
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Re: Botswana climbing

Post by nicojah » Tue May 03, 2016 10:07 pm

Justin,

You still climbing around Gaborone? I´m coming out for a visit and looking for a climbing community to hook up with.

Send me a message: nico.parco@gmail.com

thanks!

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