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Hawkman
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Hangklip

Postby Hawkman » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:07 pm

Any routes up the main face? My parents had a house in Pringle a few years back, but sold it. Used to sit on the upstairs decking with binoculars and had a look at it. Never got round to doing it because I came over to the UK. Was wondering if anyone has had a look at it or opened up a route or two yet. Looked hairy from what I can remember.
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Russell Warren
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Postby Russell Warren » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:20 am

There are several routes going up the face. I saw RD's and topos in one of the old MCSA journals. I will check and give you the Journal number.

Hector
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Postby Hector » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:57 am

Where is the Hangklip you're talking about? Is it near Queenstown?

Grigri
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Postby Grigri » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:16 am

Hangklip is near Pringle Bay, Cape Town. As far as I know the Queenstown crag is called Hanglip, which incidentally looked absolutely amazing from the road. Didnt make it up there on that trip unfortunately as we were en route to Tarkastad, but it would most likely be a rad place to seek adventure.

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Postby Hector » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:39 pm

Semantics, semantics. The one near Queenstown is also called Hangklip, and rumour has it that the climbing is phenomenal. Hanglip is up in Limpopo province, near Mokopane (Potgietersrus), and the massive exfoliating flakes there will definately give you a hung-lip if they hit you. My surname is Pringle...
It gets quite confusing

Grigri
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Postby Grigri » Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:23 pm

Right! :? (I think?) Thanks 4 the correction, The Queenstown Hangklip does definitely look worth a visit by any traddy worth his/her salt.

Lucy
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Postby Lucy » Thu May 04, 2006 8:44 am

The journals re routes up the face are:
1981 Journal _ Page 61 Route called Cosmic Crypt RD (G1, A2)
1989 Journal _ Pages 130-133 4 routes RD and Topo. Hardest I think an E
Other RD's in 1960 pg 109, 1965 pg 113-115, 1961 pg 78-79

(from Russel Warren)

Hawkman
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Postby Hawkman » Thu May 04, 2006 12:19 pm

Thanks for the info. Will look it up.
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