The Black Eagle Project is one of my favourites and I have often wished I could head out with Megan to see the eagles in the Cederberg. Unfortunately I have no experience in trad climbing, and would not risk someone elses life on an anchor set with my novice skills! This email was passed on to me by a friend — I hope someone can help Megan with her amazing work! [...]
Another stunning camping experience in the Cederberg can be had at Kromrivier.
Getting there: drive up the N7, pass Citrusdal. 200km, and just before reaching Clanwilliam, take a left onto a dirt road. Up the Nieuwoudt Pass, pass Algeria on your left, over Uitkyk Pass, pass the turn-off to Sanddrif.
There is a small [...]
‘On the Edge’ is a story about a dedicated rescue team, their camaraderie and the skills they need to save lives on narrow ledges, precipitous rock faces and terrifying heights. [...]
“Olympian displays of strength and tenacity on the hardest boulders ever climbed, REEL ROCK 2010 features a breathtaking journey through the vertical realm with the heroes of rock and snow” [...]
Specialist outdoor store Seven Summits / Mountain Mail Order are moving from their current location in Claremont to: Westlake Lifestyle Centre. They will be opening the doors of their new store on 28 February 2011. [...]
I use these Black Diamond Quicksilver Screwgates on my Black Diamond 10mm Dynex 60cm Runner slings for making safe at belay stations and working on anchors. [...]
A runner, or sling, is a length of webbing stitched into a loop. They have many uses, one of which is to make safe a belay station whilst rock climbing. [...]
The Cape Union Mart at Canal Walk (the ONLY one worth visiting!) stocks a good range of basic climbing gear. On my last visit I picked out a 6 meter length of 5mm Beal cordelette to stuff in my daypack. [...]
Jailhouse Rock provides you with some fun climbing on great rock with beautiful views, all at the price of a quick drive to Silvermine and an easy walk-in. The routes are well bolted, and the locals are extremely friendly and helpful. [...]
Some more awesome routes at the Main Crag, Lower Silvermine. [...]