anyone know where this is?

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anyone know where this is?

Postby andrew p » Mon May 27, 2013 8:34 am

Somewhere on Mpumulanga escarpment but where? Andrew
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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby deSouzaFrank » Mon May 27, 2013 10:17 am

If I'm not mistaken (clouds are obstructing it a bit) that looks to me like lions head in the hoedspruit area of the lowveld. Picture is taken from the aventura resort called Swadini. If it is officially called lions head I'm not sure of either but that's what the locals told me its called.
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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby Old Smelly » Mon May 27, 2013 1:45 pm

Well Spotted!
Really, its not that bad...I think it's my shoes...

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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby andrew p » Mon May 27, 2013 2:13 pm

thanks frank. looks like choss, maybe a few adventurous trad 16's. If I do go there I will stay in the pool.
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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby Hector » Mon May 27, 2013 2:26 pm

Andrew has spoken

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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby andrew p » Mon May 27, 2013 2:36 pm

..but maybe worth a mission if you keen hector? though I will stay in the pool with the bino's.

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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby Forket » Tue May 28, 2013 12:43 am

funny how the 1st photo made it look so good and the 2nd made andrew loose all psyche

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found another crag, andrew just doesnt have trust:D

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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby andrew p » Tue May 28, 2013 7:29 am

go seek young ebert! Do us all proud.

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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby Forket » Tue May 28, 2013 9:31 am

andrew, its been found, we just need time to take pics so that you can see it as well:) and then time to bolt the sh#t out of it before the tradies get there:)

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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby DavidM » Tue May 28, 2013 7:19 pm

Have a squizz through the MCSA journals - Sandleni already has a few routes on it. Most opened in the 60's and 70's (if I'm not mistaken). A couple sounded like big epics too.

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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby DavidM » Tue May 28, 2013 7:29 pm

erm... I meant Swadini. It's in MCSA journal under 'Swadini' or 'Swadeni'

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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby Dragon » Tue May 28, 2013 10:12 pm

Some of the rock there is really good quality. Access is the problem. That bush is horrid. Be warned, those faces are a lot bigger than they look in the picture. Between there and the tunnel are many many kilometres of unexplored HUGE walls. You gonna need a helicopter drop off though.

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Re: anyone know where this is?

Postby Richard » Wed May 29, 2013 11:40 am

Living 20km from Swadini I have discovered a few things. The bushy approaches, and descents, are horrendous! The rock is, in places, superb. Legal access issues are a major obstacle. Climbers have been arrested for climbing there. Could be a major venue but I am giving up on trying to formalize access.


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