Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

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Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby climberuk » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:16 pm

Hi

I'm in SA for a few weeks on holiday and looking to get some climbing done in the Durban area. I'm from Scotland so i'm not used to the SA grading system but I think I can climb about grade 16 trad and 20 sport.

Looking for a partner some time from the start of next week to the start of December.

I have basic gear with me (harness, belay plate, helmet, rock shoes, a couple of screwgates and a prussik) so need to find a partner that has their own rope(s) and climbing rack.

Thanks,
Steven

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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby Justin » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:53 pm

Here is a SA guide to grade comparisons Sport Climbing Route Grade Converstion Table

You might want to check out Monteseel I haven't been there (yet) but heard the climbing is great.

And here is the guidebook to Natal: A Climber’s Guide to Kwazulu-Natal Rock – South Africa
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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby Chris F » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:29 pm

Prepare to sweat your bollocks off.

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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby gollum » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:33 pm

Yes yes yes for Monteseel!! Better rock quality than TM or Magaliesberg. Great routes too!

And yes, take a truckload of chalk.
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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby schmeh » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:07 pm

im free from the 23rd till the 29th...i plan to climb everyday...(weather permitting) but how much gear do you have?

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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby Nic Gear » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:51 pm

To Steven: Climbing on sat/sun depending on weather at monties, call me, i am better company than mike. O72 tree,ate O 8392.

To Mike: Hear you got you licence and a crag van!!! fantastic well done, can i have a lift on sat/sun, im taking this Scottish guy climbing?
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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby Trevor » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:56 am

Hi,

I will be back in Natal in a week or so. I will have some time on my hands during the week if you are keen. You can PM me if you want to climb and then we can make arrangements

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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby schmeh » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:33 pm

nope sorry nic, by then i will be running around fields of boulders in rocklands...enjoy monties

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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby climberuk » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:50 pm

Hi all.

Thanks for the replies. Not been online for a few days. I'm now in the northern drakensberg and looking for a partner to do the Angus Leppan route with on The Sentinel (posted a new thread about this).

Regarding the gear I have with me, just basic gear because ropes and a full trad rack wouldnt fit in my bag for the flight over here. I have a harness, belay plate, rock shoes, helmet, screwgates and a prussik.

Thanks,
Steven

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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby Trevor » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:46 am

Hi,

See if you can get hold of the Amphitheatre Backpackers. I do not have contact details, I know of a chap that works or worked there that guides climbing trips. Worth a shot. If not still go to the Backpackers if you up for a party, awesome place that. If you can postpone the climb till next week I am up for it . . .
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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby Justin » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:13 am

Trevor wrote:If not still go to the Backpackers if you up for a party, awesome place that.

I'll second that :thumleft:

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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby climberuk » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:11 am

I'm at the Ampitheatre backpackers just now. No climbing guides at all!

Cant climb next week i'm afraid. I'm flying home from Cape Town on the 3rd of Dec.

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Re: Durban area single pitch trad or sport partner wanted

Postby Chris F » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:39 pm

Judging mountain forecasts you are picking a good date to be coming home!


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