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The Jimmy
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When it rains it pours

Postby The Jimmy » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:02 am

SOS! SOS! SOS!

The PE climbers are heading out to go tie down our crags before they're washed out to sea! Geez it's friggin pouring over here!

Is it still raining hard in CT / any other areas as well? Anyone had serious damage to crags/paths/access roads?

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Postby DBez » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:00 pm

Eish true !
Dunno where I'll be spending the weekend , but I sincerely hope its not in my darn wet flat . Maybe Alicedale Sunday or what about a wet Slipper on Saturday ?Will help with preparation for climbing waterfalls .

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Postby dom » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:03 pm

Weather's pretty good here in Cape Town..

Dbez, is the access for Alicedale still OK? I'm going to be in PE over the weekend of the 18th of August - would be rad to go bouldering with the PE crew.

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Postby DBez » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:48 pm

Hey Dom .
Access at Alicedale is still fine , but please contact the owner . That's our arrangement with the farmer to ensure a friendly relationship with him . Man , ...that weekend if all goes well we'll be going to NSA in EL testing some sport routes for an official meeting of MCSA . There's just so much to do there .

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Postby Marshall » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:18 pm

We went out to the Slipper Sat & Sun....totaly awesome. Two stunning days. The path was running at the bottom. Lots of trees/dead proteas blown accross the paths. All cleaned up now. There was very little seepage. Put up some sweet new lines.

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Postby Marshall » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:49 pm

I've heard that 'The Beach' at van Stadens is no more. Well the beach part is gone, leaving an overhang over water. Terrible shame.

I stood on a large puffadder in van Stadens on Sunday. Very f...... en scary. It feels like standing on marshmellows. Take real care.

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Postby Grigri » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:04 pm

An overhang over water? Sounds ideal for DWS! :D
Of course you may land on a crocodile which would probably be a whole lot scarier than a puffadder! :wink:

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Postby The Jimmy » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:01 pm

Ja we might have the raddest DWS crag in the country now! The crag was truly awesome but unfortunately on a face right next to river. The sandy landing at the bottom (hence The Beach) was completely taken away and the whole shape of the riverbed actually changed,now running straight into the crag before turning, so it doesn't look like it'll fill up again any time soon. But hey, you never know!We'll be recruiting for civil engineers who want to start climbing. Couldn't test how deep the water was yesterday, the river is still coming down pretty strong, but the DWS potential could be as follows:

2 x 29's
3 x 27's
1 x 23
1 x f***ing high 25 where you'll have time to phone your mom on the way down
1 x project (>29)

Get 'ur little duckie and rock on over!

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Postby eza » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:04 pm

Where is this crag

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Postby Marshall » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:15 pm

Van Stadens, PE. The thing is, the dam is part of the water supply. Swimming is forbidden. It would be hard to catch someone though.

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Postby ClimbZA » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:27 pm

Picture the scene - Just how deep is that water :shock:

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Postby The Jimmy » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:28 pm

Still gotta go test the water...

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Postby Deen-a-mit-e » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:03 pm

Wow, the beach fond memories.....can't wait to get back.....oh wait I keep forgetting all the flippen water. Amazing what mother nature can do!


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