Snakeskin Arête, Magageni

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Snakeskin Arête, Magageni

Postby Justin » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:27 am

Below are pics of a new route opened at Magageni, near Loskop Dam. The route is Snakeskin Arête, grade 20. The pics are of the second pitch. Hector Pringle leading and Linda Watson (green shirt) and Ian Kotze (red shirt) following.

Pictures sent in my Hector Pringle

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Re: Snakeskin Arête, Magageni

Postby climbing4heaven » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:15 pm

Beautiful!!! please send directions and has any other routes been opened... :thumleft:

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Re: Snakeskin Arête, Magageni

Postby steveB » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:58 pm

Looks more like a face to me...

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Re: Snakeskin Arête, Magageni

Postby Magnus » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:36 pm

How about Snake Face?

Great setting and always more appealing than many of the sport pics going around. Nice one!

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Re: Snakeskin Arête, Magageni

Postby iank » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:15 pm

It's an arete, here is a different persective....

Its a spot about 50 km's north east of Middelburg, current access arrangements is a MCSA meet once a year. The place is awesome, apparently the owner is reasonably amenable to climbers, so it should be possible in the future to organise more frequent meets. Not really feasible in summer, it would be way to hot. Lots of potential, huge open books, endless cracks, good solid rock and very clean. Easy walk in and you top out right at the camp site. Nice river with swimming pools. Car camping...

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