Swop tips on moves, route conditions, etc.
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- Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:02 am
- Real Name: Neil Margetts
- Location: Johannesburg
I said the sparrow, with my bow and arrow. I opened it about 4 years ago. The line goes up the blunt arête. There is another variation where you climb up the left on the 20/21 and traverse right along the rail. This is only about 23 and misses out the crux which is the lunge to the rail with the left; right on the side cling on the arête. The grade is about correct at 25, no soft bagging there. On the subject of soft bagging, Strubans is famous for this. I see the climb to the right Streetfighter has been given 6c+ in one case. I remember going there with Kevin Smith back in 1983 and he onsite led opened the climb on trad and graded it G2, or translated 20! The line is properly 21. Andrew Porter and I are currently doing a new Gauteng guide and we will revise all the grades there and put in the French grade to avoid confusion.