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Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby Heinrich » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:18 pm

So I was just taking a scroll through the 8a.nu rankings to see what's been happening the last week or so, just to find that Faye Brouard sent Stonehaven (8a) yesterday!!

Well done it Faye! Brilliant!
So good to see SA women crank like this. It's been a good year so far - Gosia sending El Nino, Nadine (yes you're South African and you know it!) sent Paragon (last september, i know), Naureen's making amok in Kilymnos, Candice is in better shape than ever, bagging those 28's and now Faye, sending 8a.

Let this be an inspiration to all!

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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby Flex » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:49 pm

Well done indeed - looks like the girls are closing in on the guys!

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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby Justin » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:10 pm

Go girls :alien:
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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby DAcaveman » Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:47 am

Now that is good to hear!

Why do we need to know about jenny la-who-da(from Spain!?) who sent whatever?
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SA girls rock!!!
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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby micky » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:33 am

er because Jenny de-la-various sent 8c+ guy, dont think any SA guys have even managed that ... not sure what 'two to win' is.

SA girls are rocking at the moment tho :thumleft: lets see some more pushing the grades!

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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby shorti » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:48 am

micky wrote:er because Jenny de-la-various sent 8c+ guy, dont think any SA guys have even managed that ... not sure what 'two to win' is.

8c I think and while we are on this off-topic, Mr Bradshaw logged a route called Hey Jupiter (or something like that) at 8c and I'm more than just a little curious...

Well done Faye!

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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby andrew p » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:57 am

Good work Faye. That route is soo cool but quite a tip shredder. Should be good prep for the Eastern Cape slabs!
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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby Guy » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:44 pm

Hey Jupiter was climbed by (Professor) Steven Bradshaw and it is at The Underside. And yes, he graded it 8c / 34.

Not bad for 47 year old bloke with a real job etc.
There's no point being pessimistic, because it probably won't work

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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby Heinrich » Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:31 pm

we do need a guy to confirm that grade suggestion, since so far there was only one opened 34 in the country...

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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby hugov » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:21 pm

Hey Jupiter.....

Is this the avant of a slew of Tori Amos music inspired route names?

I dibs the the name "Icicle"!

And congrats to the Vertigo crew. Kinda fits the Tori theme, in a feminist way...

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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby PaulB » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:36 am

Well done Fazie!! And she just got a 29 to add to her list of hard routes: Fatboys at Howies. It's not her usual style, so I think she's upping a gear! :D

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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby jeff » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:58 am

Awesome work Faye..!! :thumright

Well done to Steve as well, if it's the same route I'm thinking of, (Evan Wiercx showed me a route that Steve was working on at Underside) then its also one of the most impressive looking routes..a HUGE overhanging corner-system on the skyline..

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Re: Another SA girl sends 8a

Postby Flex » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:16 am

Any chance of a photo of SA's newest 34?


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