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3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:27 am
by grubber
http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67043

nice going!
via the lowdown@UKC.

Re: 3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:46 am
by NickT
So why has this very big news not been reported in any SA media yet :) come on guys this is huge :)

Re: 3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:31 pm
by GlennM
I agree, this is HUGE! One of the hardest boulders in the world, hardest boulder grade ever climbed by a saffa, third ascent of one of the worlds most famous boulders...the superlatives continue.....this kind of stuff is of significance beyond even the climbing community news.

Nice one Arjan!

Re: 3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:42 pm
by brianweaver
Arjan told me he sent through the news yesterday... I have been chatting with him a bunch. He's rocking out in Font!

Re: 3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:48 pm
by Justin
NickT wrote:So why has this very big news not been reported in any SA media yet :) come on guys this is huge :)
Terribly sorry Nick, I was waiting for the images to come through this morning (I didn't want to report it without the images)... then I went up and added an additional bolt to the (single) lower off on Castles in the Sky.
Hows that for an excuse? :roll: :P

Thanks Stefan for posting in the mean time :thumleft:

Re: 3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:50 pm
by NickT
No worries :) big ups to Arjan :)

Re: 3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:59 am
by Justin
Arjan adds L’Apparemment en départ bas (8B) to his Font hit list yesterday!!

Re: 3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:04 am
by NickT
wow...looking forward to seeing what goes down in Rocklands this coming season :)

Re: 3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:24 am
by Justin
Arjan also sent Ubik Assis (8B)

Re: 3rd ascent of The Big Island, 8C, by De Kock

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:57 pm
by Chris F
Here's his Font ticks for the year!!

http://profiles.bleau.info/arjan.de.kock/repsdate.html

:puker: sends!!