Street Preacher at Strubens

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pierre.joubert
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Street Preacher at Strubens

Postby pierre.joubert » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:45 pm

Hi all,

Does anyone know who opened Street Preacher (apparently 25) at Strubens? Anyone have some beta?

Thanks,

Pierre

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Re: Street Preacher at Strubens

Postby Neil » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:27 am

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.

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Re: Street Preacher at Strubens

Postby pierre.joubert » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:34 pm

Thanks Neil, no softbagging insunuated!

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Re: Street Preacher at Strubens

Postby Old Smelly » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:57 pm

Hey Neil

Who would be able to supply bolts for Everest/ Eagle Mountain? Is there an MCSA allocation for the Vrystaat?
Really, its not that bad...I think it's my shoes...

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Re: Street Preacher at Strubens

Postby Neil » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:04 am

Yes, we have provided some bolts for Eagles head. Contact Uschi Magg [admin@jhb.mcsa.org.za] or on 011 807 1310 (8 to 10) am weekdays.


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