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help I may be going to hell

Postby root » Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:47 pm

Heya ladies and gents I have been posted to sishen, is there anything to climb there?
alea jacta est

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Postby Justin » Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:07 pm

I wasn't exactly sure where Sishen was so I looked it up and... Yup, you're trouble in mate!
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Dingo

mine dumps

Postby Dingo » Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:02 am

you can always climb minedumps and pretend they are everest

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Postby JonoJ » Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:00 am

Eish, sorry for you! :shock:

I've heard of some single pitch climbing going down in Botswana, maybe check that out for weekend trips. There's also Spitzkoppe.

Best advice, buy a hangboard before moving. How long will you be in vertical purgatory for??

Derek Marshall

Postby Derek Marshall » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:57 am

There is a fellow bolting some where near Upington and he is in touch with a climber in Posmasberg. Can put you in contact.

Hector

Postby Hector » Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:36 pm

I've heard that there might be some climbing at Augrabies which isnt too far away. In this country I dont think there's ever really the problem of no rock - its just trying to find people who are willing to go out and explore a bit. Buy a rack

JURIE

Postby JURIE » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:23 am

Are you also known as the H-Bomb?Remember, no matter where you are, Rocklands is never too far away for a weekend trip!

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Postby Fool » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:36 pm

we were stuck in that area during september..... yes it is hell.
unless you like climbing scree slopes in the burning sun.

RIP and may your poor sole be blessed

Jurie

Postby Jurie » Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:41 pm

Fool, we should actually have graded some of those slopes.....

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Postby Fool » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:53 am

Yesh... so the hard core \"hikers\" know what they are in for:

So long as you walk your contacts (14/6 no bolts, just boots) you should be ok. Although be warned, all cross strike routes increase the grading exponentially (up to at least 33/8b+) and you will no doubt find yourself at a loss in BIG SYNCLINE EAST.... :roll:


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