'Boven Rally a blast

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'Boven Rally a blast

Postby Gustav » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:09 am

Although I had my feet up for most of this weekend :thumright, I had a total jol! Thanks to all the helping hands.

Put leave in so long for Thursday, 23 September 2010?

http://multimedia.timeslive.co.za/photos/2009/09/rock-rally-2009/

More pics and results will follow shortly...
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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby Baldrick » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:22 am

I will second that, well done Gustav on a successful and enjoyable weekend.
My leave is booked already for next year.
Cheers Nigel -X Men II

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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby nikkib » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:19 am

woweeee!Rock Rally rocked! :thumright
Thank you so much Gustav,Alex and Jan for all the organising and time you devoted to make the event such a success!

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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby Not » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:34 pm

What a Jol,

Thanks everyone for one of the best experiences of my life. I'll definitely be coming up next year. Uber inspired to try climb harder next year.

The 16 hour driver there and 18 hour drive back to CT were totally worth it. Next year I'm flying to Nelspruit and saving my legs from car cramp.

Gus, I'm working on a score processing system for next year - I'll send it to you when I'm done. Good luck for the surgery.

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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby mjs » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:08 pm

Yeah, it was an awesome experience - definately want to come up next year again...Thanks Gustav and all who put the event together; it was incredibly well run, and huge amounts of fun! Hopefully by next year someone will have come up with quick and easy forearm transplants, because mine were already shot by the end of Friday :lol:

Ernesto, I still think you guys deserve great kudos for driving all that way in an Opel Corsa Light - and still managing to squeeze all my additional gear (read: one bloody big rucksack) in when I met you guys at JHB airport :-)

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Postby Justin » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:29 pm

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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby Gustav » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:04 pm

I just woke up a while ago after getting pins&plates in the one foot and screws in the other. Snort referred me to a Jhb based orthopedic surgeon. Hope he did a good job!

It was pretty interesting organising the Roc Rally from the wheelchair.
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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby Heinrich » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:54 am

The best of luck with your feet Gustav - I hope you recover completely and quickly. And thank you for a brilliant event, always fun to be there!

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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby DiabolicDassie » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:05 pm

Go check out some photos of Boven Roc Rally 2009. More will follow soon...
http://www.rocrope.com/rocrally.html

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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby Gustav » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:20 pm

Many of our friends asked, so go look on http://www.rocrope.com/xray.html to see what they have done to me!

The good thing is that I will have a full recovery and soon to be back on my feet as if nothing happened (maybe slightly more careful on those approaches! :oops: ).
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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby MarkM » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:07 am

How did you manage to get AdK to perform the operation?
I thought he was a wood surgeon :?:
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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby Catherine » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:18 pm

A very Big Thank you to Gustav, Alex and Jan for an awesome event!
Also to Tristan for the Drytooling wall and Warren for the slacklining.
Big Up to everyone who made it possible and to everyone who attended.
I will be putting in my leave for next year for the Rally and a few days on either side.
If you weren't there this year, Make a Plan for next year, it is money very well spent, the climbing alone is worth it, not to mention the party.

Jacques, thanks for being an awesome travelling partner, Creedence Clearwater will never sound the same again!

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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby DAcaveman » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:42 pm

HA, hats off to you Cathy for agreeing to belay me with only 1 hour's sleep!

You won the RR, in my opinion!
aweh!!!
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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby Gustav » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:19 pm

Rob Shoreman made this little video ... make sure to read some of the funny reviews....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alip1k8OmdM

An to top it off, some Germans decided to add some extra spice and continued past Chocolate Eclair and opeened a new line:

373.9b) DEATH BY CHOCOLATE 31 *** (12D) Climb Choc Eclair then continue over the roof and up the headwall. Some very satisfying and crimptastic moves. FA: Daniel Gebel , September 2009.

Well done guys!
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Re: 'Boven Rally a blast

Postby Danger Dassie » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:44 pm

This event seems to be going from strength to strength, attended the 2004 one with a bunch from Urban Crag, the old climbing centre we had in Jet Park.
Even won an award for the least number of climbs :lol:
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