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Post by gator » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:09 pm

i have been there a few times but i dont really see alot off people climb there. So i was wondering why is it of bad quility the climbing or is it because there are no newer routes being bolted?

i enjoy climbing there, eventhough it is a bit far out of town but it is a awesome place.

Any thoughts on this one guys and girls :?

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Post by nosmo » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:20 pm

Hmm, some people consider the walk in a slog (but then again, lazy people ensure less crowded crags). There is some loose rock, but that's not a unique thing.

If you know about the shortcut it saves some time.

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Post by fanta » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:32 pm

THE WALK IN TO CHOSSPILE A SLOG :shock: :shock: :shock:

My goodness! someone sponsor these people a cable car before they invade the rest of Magaliesberg...

Oh no hang on they dont like walking too far :lol:

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Post by mkboy » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:42 am

Hey Gator,

I think its all about current popularity, i know i used to climb at the Choss every weekend and some days it was busy enough to have to wait for some routes. I reckon more people are rather going to Bronkies at the moment because its new to them.

Nothing wrong with the climbing at Choss and as for the walk-in....puullllease!! if people think thats a slog, short cut or not, then they should stick to strubens or go to a gym...

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Post by nosmo » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:50 pm

No seriously, I've spoken to at least 2 guys (ok, the one's a girl) that would rather drive to Bronkies (and park down the bottom) than walk up the hill at the Chosspile.

Which has more routes?

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Post by mokganjetsi » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:25 pm

i just don't like the smell of the hartebeespoortdam at choss what the heck that water is rotten ugghhhh.

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Post by mr Chabalala » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:43 am

Mok, eish , you don't like it cause you almost lost your foot soloing a grade 8. serious

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Post by mokganjetsi » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:33 pm

grade 12 eish ja, painful memories. we mast continue our strahggle for the eelimination of discrimination against smelly people and places. viva choss viva!

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Post by Carl » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:22 pm

We were down there at the weekend and Saturday was OK - too cold for most climbers but Sunday the easier routes (17,18) were all taken so it seemed pretty popular to me.

What walk in?

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Post by Skapie » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:56 pm

I hate Harties for the sole reason that people get injured there.
Walking out, ankles are sprain.
Taking lead falls, legs are broken.
True it can happen anywhere, but at Harties ...
And with the rest of Magalies around the corner, why bother ?

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Post by gator » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:13 am

yeah i must say, climbed a route there once that had glued in ancors and it was scary. trying to get over the first \"roof\" there is no clip/bolt so if you take a fall you end up landing on a ledge. so i thionk the bolts are placed really bad on that one. but the other seem fine too me...

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Post by CragRat » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:38 am

Hmmmm....for those weaners moaning about the walk into Choss: Try parking at Tant Malie's. Walk over the dam wall. Scramble up the face at the far end of the wall just above the concrete stairs and then follow the Kairns. Its a gentle gradient all the way up. Bottom line is if you cant handle the walk maybe you should be playing Golf. :lol:

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Post by nosmo » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:17 am

@gator: Yeah, i suspect the 19 you refer to is appropriately called 'dodgy glue', if I remember correctly...

http://www.saclimb.co.za/northwest/chosspile.html

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Post by gator » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:18 pm

nosmo wrote:@gator: Yeah, i suspect the 19 you refer to is appropriately called 'dodgy glue', if I remember correctly...

http://www.saclimb.co.za/northwest/chosspile.html

yip that is the one. its got a really cool start but once your on the ledge, it isnt too cool from there on out... if a bolt was added it would be fun :?

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Post by mkboy » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:31 pm

Hi Gator,

You must have bigger b*lls than me hey, I took one look at the state of those glue in anchors on that climb and decided to forget it! :wink:

I heard that the guy (Rory Lowther) who bolted most of the climbs at Choss was 6 foot 5 or something like that (wasnt he?)so that might be why there aint a bolt were there should be for us average length human beings :D

Found the same issue on some other climbs there, I call it Rambo-bolting :wink: I'd prefer the safe (some would call it wuss) way...

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Post by JonoJ » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:42 pm

gator wrote:
nosmo wrote:@gator: Yeah, i suspect the 19 you refer to is appropriately called 'dodgy glue', if I remember correctly...

http://www.saclimb.co.za/northwest/chosspile.html

yip that is the one. its got a really cool start but once your on the ledge, it isnt too cool from there on out... if a bolt was added it would be fun :?
Just take some pro, and place your own gear where bolts are lacking or dodgy.

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