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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Justin » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:38 pm

Awesome photo Gus - Nice going Brian and I love the lights hanging down :idea:

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Chris F » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:04 pm

Yep, very cool.

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby andrew p » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:24 pm

wow, atmospheric! Must have been a lot of fun lobbing into that black abyss.

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby brianweaver » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:34 pm

It was an amazing experience. It took 4 hours to rig the set up, Gustav, Brendan, Warren and Max were awesome help. Alex B was crucial! He was so kind to help out and the shoot couldn't have happened without him and the 30kg bag of rocks hanging off his harness as a counterweight. He was in the harness for 3 hours. Thanks ALEX! :thumleft:
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby vander » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:41 am

Go Gosia!!

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Dark Horse » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:36 am

Fantastic picture good going Gosia!

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Chris F » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:49 am

So where is Hidden Kloof then? Is it near Hartebeespoort (Heartypeasoup) Dam?

Looks cool.

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby vander » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:12 am

Looks more like Swartberge or Montague
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Justin » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:12 am

It's out Montagu area - a friend of mine is in the process of buying the property :thumleft:
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Chris F » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:45 pm

Cool. So I was close but miles out. :wink:

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Gustav » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:41 pm

Montagu ... nowhere close to hard-to-be-a-sport-dam!
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Chris F » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:56 am

The "close, but miles out" was a Simpsons reference. Sorry, bit obscure.

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby shorti » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:20 am

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Hector/Ian is this the same route you guys climbed when you snapped those Hourglass pics of us the other day? Jolly good picture either way.

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby shorti » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:24 am

Doh, nevermind, stupid me. It's on the Red Column buttress!

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Justin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:30 am

The rock looks awesome - similar quality to Cederberg!?
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Chris F » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:35 am

Except without the friction!

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby shorti » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:40 am

Lol, yes, like Chris says, especially lower down. The grips are also much smaller and the climbing tends to be less steep. More variation, lower, much more water. Apart from that the similarities are quite striking. I'd say in quality they are roughly equal. What am I doing? Dude, just take a 3 month sabbatical and come see it for yourself!

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Justin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:50 am

shorti wrote:Dude, just take a 3 month sabbatical and come see it for yourself!

Taken under (serious) consideration (I will start negotiations with wife ;). When is the best time to visit?
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Hector » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:55 am

Summer is best: Climb, Swim, Tea, Repeat.

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby iank » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:58 am

That section is actually quite a lot like the Cederberg even the friction is more like it. The meat of this route is about 5 meters higher where you have to pull through a huge roof, with gear way below you... I was too chicken and backed off. Clinton then got up it. Will have to grow a bigger pair before I jump on this again. Sure Hector will be posting a couple of the pics of Clinton pulling through the roof.. Pretty wild climbing, there is a easier variation around the corner from the roof, probably about 18/19. So then you can climb this brilliant bit and skip the roof. Well worth it. The start of this pitch shares the stance of Red Column. So you can climb the first pitch of Red Column and then finish up this. The bottom pitch of this is wild climbing, really thinky and not entirely obvious....

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby shorti » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:02 am

Justin wrote:
shorti wrote:Dude, just take a 3 month sabbatical and come see it for yourself!

Taken under (serious) consideration (I will start negotiations with wife ;). When is the best time to visit?
You can climb all year. In winter the water gets a little cold, but the friction is a little better. In summer you might want to bring a tent. I think the best time is when it suits you best.

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Chris F » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:41 pm

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Lovely shot Gustav, lighting is ace.

Is there any plans for a photo book of climbing in SA, like Simon Carter's Australian one?

http://www.onsight.com.au/publications/

or Jim Thornburg's?

http://www.jimthornburg.com/book.html

I think there is a market for it.

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby vander » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:42 pm

WOW!! Awesome shot! Lighting, exposure, colour, composition, the whole shebang!
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Dark Horse » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:26 pm

Brilliant picture!

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Justin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:52 pm

Nice one Gus :thumleft:
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby PaulB » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:06 am

Best pic of Lotters I've seen! Gives me the shivers, I wanna climb it so much!

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Leebo » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:36 pm

Go Max!

That is such a sweet pic Gustav

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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Dewrance » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:31 pm

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Rad pic of the kid!

Anyone know what harness that is, how much and where to get one (or two)?
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby Justin » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:05 pm

It's an Edelrid prototype. One particular nice feature about this model is that there are tie in points on the front and the back.
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Re: Latest climb pic.

Postby MargheritaIntrona » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:15 pm

Heya J, I trust Silas has one already :wink:


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