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help I may be going to hell

Post by root » Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:47 pm

Heya ladies and gents I have been posted to sishen, is there anything to climb there?
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Post by 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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Post by Dingo » Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:02 am

you can always climb minedumps and pretend they are everest

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Post by 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??

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Post by 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.


Post by 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


Post by 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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Post by 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.

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Post by Jurie » Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:41 pm

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

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Post by 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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