Angus Lepan Route - Sentinel Drakensberg

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Adrian20971
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Real Name: Adrian Lamond
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Angus Lepan Route - Sentinel Drakensberg

Postby Adrian20971 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:58 pm

Any of you guys / girls climbed the Angas Lepan Route in the Berg? It's on the Sentinel by Mont aux Sources.

If you have climbed it before and fancy a bash at it again, let me know I will be happy to clear gear behind you. :alien:

Also If you havent climbed it but are willing to give it a bash let me know.

Any gen or beta on the route would also be greatly appreciated. :idea:

marley
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Re: Angus Lepan Route - Sentinel Drakensberg

Postby marley » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:58 pm

Great Berg route in an awesome setting. Climbed it twice - rained on one time and hailed the other - as you are basically climbing the escarpment, be prepared and expect anything the weather can throw at you....

Adrian20971
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Re: Angus Lepan Route - Sentinel Drakensberg

Postby Adrian20971 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:05 pm

I went there once when I was much younger and fitter and the weather kicked my but solidly. Rain, Hail and the nastiest lighting storm I have ever seen, so we tucked our tails between our legs and got the hell out fo dodge.

You keen to try it again?

BruceT
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Re: Angus Lepan Route - Sentinel Drakensberg

Postby BruceT » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:38 pm

Spectacular route. Easy climbing, big exposure, very popular, solid belay's. Lots of traverses.
Quickest approach in the berg, start early at this time of year to avoid afternoon thunderstorms.
Watch weather report. Step in the approach gully is probably the hardest move! Don't leave out the top pitch. Will almost certainly blow hard (at least!), but as you go around corner, wind backs off a bit, so have your non-verbal signals sorted before you climb.
LCD SCUM

ant
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Re: Angus Lepan Route - Sentinel Drakensberg

Postby ant » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:01 am

Did the route 5 months ago.

Welcome to PM me if you want any particular beta :-)

ant

Hannelie
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Re: Angus Lepan Route - Sentinel Drakensberg

Postby Hannelie » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:44 pm

Superb route! I climbed it again on Saturday, and remembered how absolutely amazing my first time was! If you're brave: Take your favourite climbing partner (one can be stronger than the other: every other pitch is slightly harder), who has not done the route, take the RD and all the pics you can get of the Internet, start early and work it out. It's all there and it's an amazing experience as it all falls into place... (DON'T be put off by the blockage in the gully - there is an amazing jug if you get your feel high enough!!!)
Let us know how it went...


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