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rocmonkey


Dec 3, 2001, 1:38 AM
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We have a kick-ass section on the most incredible climbing site in the universe. We have 80 registered South African rock freaks in here, but why haven't I 'met' any of you?

What is going on? Get in here and get this section going. Dudes, a site is as strong as it's members.
Climbers aren't passive on rock, why be passive on rockclimbing.com?

breathe stone
R C


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Hey Rocmonkey

Well Im English not South African but I went to S.A a couple of years ago..spent a couple of months climbing around Capetown..did a bit of trad on table mountain but spent most of the time doing sports routes at places like the 'The Mine' and 'Silvermine' and also journeyed up to Montagu.

Loved every bit of it and fell in love with S.A. I remember climbing at Silvermine and these baboons (I think? - big greyish monkeys)came out. I remember this quite big baboon sitting there watching me from below, I was leading a route and about half way up a climb at the time when this moneky starts to climb up the rock face about 20 feet across from me. I was thinking "Please don't come over here mate"- as he didn't look that friendly. Luckily he stopped, observed me for a bit whilst munching on something and then he clambered back down and followed some other babboons into the trees.

I understand your problem though. Im English and there seem to be hardly any English climbers who check into this web site. Saying that maybe I should check out the UK climbing sites more.

Cheers
Angela


rocmonkey


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Angela

Glad to hear you liked it in SA. Please let me know if ever you can visit again. The souther Free State is a climbers' paradise.

Please keep in touch as well.
It could have been baboons that you saw, but it could have been Blue monkeys too. Dirty rotten naughty little buggers...

Thanks for the reply and please keep in touch...

breathe stone
R C


nayjay


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Howzit (must sound good to finally hear a South African greeting on this site...

Before I got your email I had almost forgotten this site existed...
I have been interested in climbing for a long time but have only recently gotten envolved, i had to take a break from it because of school, but now that i'm on holiday I will be climbing alot more often.

It's nice to see such a determined and enthusiastic South African around here...
thanks for the invite
Cheers
Nate


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  A big fat grin on my face because I got another member back on rc.com. Wicked!
Hope you get a ton of climbing done before school starts up again.
Please visit this site as often as you can, not just because it is the coolest site on the web, but because as a new climber you will need to get in touch with the experienced 'fathers' of climbing...the are all members of this site.

The South African section has trailed behind the other sections for too long. I have only been the South African Manager for about a week now, but we'll get this section listed as number one in no time - I just need your support.

breathe stone
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nayjay


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Good for you, glad to see someone who cares so much, thanks again.


rocmonkey


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How's your climbing lately nayjay?

Hope you are still living the dream and taking it high...Keep us updated.

I had an amazing climb this weekend. Got over a crux that had me bothered for months now. It started to rain just before I got past it so I quit the climb when I killed that crux...will finish it next weekend...at least I got past my mental block....

breathe stone
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camelman


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MY COUSINS!!!

What a great site and Rockmonkey, I agree with you, we need to update the South African sub-section of RC.com. East London and the surrounding crags would love to feature and get exposure on the web. Check out your e-mail, I dropped a couple of ideas. Get you butt down to the coast and lets climb the Morgan Bay Cliffs - I'm sure you have had enough of those mielie fields (for all of you non-SA's, mielie is a SA antonym for corn.

CAMELMAN

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nayjay


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I'MGOINGCLIMBINGONMONDAYFORTHEFIRSTTIMEINAGES!!! I'MGOINGCLIMBINGONMONDAYFORTHEFIRSTTIMEINAGES!!! I'MGOINGCLIMBINGONMONDAYFORTHEFIRSTTIMEINAGES!!! I'MGOINGCLIMBINGONMONDAYFORTHEFIRSTTIMEINAGES!!! I'MGOINGCLIMBINGONMONDAYFORTHEFIRSTTIMEINAGES!!! I'MGOINGCLIMBINGONMONDAYFORTHEFIRSTTIMEINAGES!!!
YAY!
I'LL KEEP JULLE POSTED
ME GOING CLIMBING IN BLOEM NEXT YEAR TOO!
YAY


*Edit: sorry needed to separate that giant line, it warped the whole page -mark*

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nayjay


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I just managed to cut my arm, 6 stitches...
not much, but no climbing for me...

Get some climbing done for me okay?
cheerz
Nate


rocmonkey


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COUSIN CAMEL

I wanna get onto Morgan cliffs dude....for sure. About the mielie fields.....jitte maar die plat landskap drive my mal!!!
Let you know....keep contact.

NAYJAY

Cut your arm...I cut my knee on the crag the other day. My buddy Georges kapped in some stitched right there on site...not kak this Rambo shit....

Keep it up dudes....we are the only ones in here...

breathe stone
R C


camelman


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What's with you guys and stitches? Hey - don't jinks me now 'cause I want to play with my new harness.

Camelman


nayjay


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I went climbing at The Rock at Gateway Mall today... didn't exactly climb... they don't allow you to have your own belayer... and quite frankly:I will not put my life in the hands of someone I have just met!
any views on this??
would you allow someone you don't know to belay you, i wanna know if i did the right thing by saying HELL NO!


rocmonkey


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NAYJAY

I am with you...our gym in Bloemfontein does not allow you to belay your partner and that is why I havent gone back there yet...

Big climbing weekend ahead dudes!!!
breathe stone
R C


nayjay


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you have a climbing wall in bloem?!?!?!?!
WICKED!
that's where i'll be next time i'm in bloem...provided they change their rules...


rocmonkey


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It is an awesome indoor wall. Wicked shit.
The guys that handle the wall at the gym do use grigri's anchored to the floor, but still I dont know if I like the situation all that much.
Anycase it costs R50 for a day pass (expensive) or R100 for a week pass...better.

Let me know when you hit Bloem and we'll make a plan.

breathe stone
R C


airscape


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HIYA FELLOW SA DUDES!!!!!

Sorry I haven't joined you guys sooner , only found this topic today



Why the hell won't those gyms let your partner belay you??? That is just wrong man...

Good to know that this site is getting some SA attention

Cya


rocmonkey


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I can try to understand that gyms have to protect themselves, but i wont have even a friend belay me that does not know what he/she is doing.
This fact makes it hard to believe that gyms wont let your partner belay you.
Anycase thanks for the post and keep 'em coming.

breathe stone
R C


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Howdy Dudes

Nice to see some enthusiastic guys out there in good ol' SA. Rocmonkey, I think that you are doing an excellent job with getting this portion of the site in the faces of the international climbers and good luck to you. If everybody can just put in a little of their knowledge and experiences and some new crags then I think that this country will be the place for people to come.


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Middag mense!

Rocmonkey it was great speaking to you on the phone earlier this week and I second airscape on the work you have been doing by putting SA climbing on the international map.

To all you SA folk, hey guys I want to come climb in your backyards sometime so PLEASE update/submit areas/routes/sections for the SA section of http://www.RC.com so we all know where to go and what's good.

What shocks me is that compared to the rest of the country, East London is that this arb speck on the climbing map of South Africa yet our section is oozing information on our crags. Come on guys, lets all get involved and make climbing better and more accessable for all of us!

Camelman


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Julle mense!!!!

I'll be back in the country soon so I'll help where I can.

Camelman - you'd better get your bum in gear... lots of climbing to be done.


camelman


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Bring it on sister, I'm sure you will be able to teach us Slummies a move or two.



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Teach nothing!!! I just want to get some real climbing done!!!!


rocmonkey


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amethyst

will like to do a climb with you when you get back to SA. Maybe I should try and hook up with you and the Cousin.
Thanks for the kind words everyone, but I cannot do it alone. I need you guys to get moving and add all the crag info we need to get this section #1 on rc.com.

Get your butts of the couches and onto some roc. Take the cameras along and bring me specs!!!!

breathe stone
R C


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 Ek sal eitlik graag in Afr wil skryf maar die ander mensies gaan seker nie te gelukkig wees nie...so...

I have plenty of beautiful pics in the Magaliesberg and Harrismith and The cape mountains. I do not have a scanning facility but maybe I can ask one of my friends to help me out. If there are any other people from PTA I'd be happy to hear from you, I'm constantly looking for someone to go trad or push grades so let me know.

Pleased to hear there are others as well... keep it up!

Hoe in die lewe raak ek ontslae van hierdie "edit" link onder my boodskappe?

Rock on

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