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The col between Suri Tondo and Wanderdu

Average Rating = 3.20/5 The col between Suri Tondo and Wanderdu

Hermien pauses to rest in the shade between Suri Tondo and Wanderdu on our way to climb the normal route on Wangel Debridu. the impressive east face is visible behind her.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 927 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 0
Camp view on Suri Tondo

Average Rating = 3.75/5 Camp view on Suri Tondo

Suri tondo's east face as seen from base camp in Salvador's backyard.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 907 | Votes: 4 | Comments: 0
reflection of sunset on Suri Tondo

Average Rating = 4.18/5 reflection of sunset on Suri Tondo

A beautiful evening view on Suri Tondo as seen from our bivouac site on Kaga Tondo's north pillar.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 1103 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 3
Magnificent view on the Barkoussou range

Average Rating = 4.19/5 Magnificent view on the Barkoussou range

from l to r; Ouallam, Ouarni, the fallus-like Aguja de Kissim, Barkoussou, Kissim.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 970 | Votes: 17 | Comments: 5
Night falling on Dhaari

Average Rating = 4.17/5 Night falling on Dhaari

The setting sun casts the shadow of the hand of fatma on the village of Dhaari and our base camp. This picture was taken from somewhere high on Kaga Tondo's north pillar. In the background you can see part of the Barkoussou and Hombori region.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 981 | Votes: 7 | Comment: 1
Paul on a new line on Wanderdu

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Paul on a new line on Wanderdu

Paul trying a new line on Wanderdu. We were very enthousiastic when we arrived...but managed to do only one pitch on this route:-))
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 939 | Votes: 8 | Comments: 0
south pillar of Kaga Tondo

Average Rating = 3.27/5 south pillar of Kaga Tondo

This is a view at the very spectacular roof on the razor sharp south pillar of Kaga Tondo (vuelva vd. manana, 5.10d - A2)
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 1783 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 6
wake-up call at the base of Kaga Tondo

Average Rating = 4.00/5 wake-up call at the base of Kaga Tondo

The morning of our arrival some local kids came to wake us up and laughed at those crazy white climbers;-)
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 1198 | Votes: 12 | Comments: 4
'Voie de raison' on Wanderdu

Average Rating = 2.29/5 'Voie de raison' on Wanderdu

Hermien and Chris on the first belay stance on the 'voie de raison' on Wanderdu. We lost our way in this ED- route and had to rappel back down.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 631 | Votes: 7 | Comments: 0
base camp in the village of Dhaari

Average Rating = 3.00/5 base camp in the village of Dhaari

We set up base camp in the backyard of Salvador's hacienda. Salvador Campillo is a spanish climber who married a local woman and earns his living by guiding in the pyrenees alps in summer. In winter he joins his wife in Dhaari and climbs Mali sandstone.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 708 | Votes: 4 | Comment: 1
the peaks of 'les aiguilles de garmi'

Average Rating = 3.62/5 the peaks of 'les aiguilles de garmi'

An overall view of the 5 peaks of the 'aiguilles de garmi'. Kaga Pamari, Kaga Tondo, Wangel Debridu, Wanderdu and Suri Tondo
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 640 | Votes: 8 | Comment: 1
the 3 'aiguilles' of the hand of fatma

Average Rating = 3.67/5 the 3 'aiguilles' of the hand of fatma

This is a picture taken from our base camp, in the backyard of Salvador's 'hacienda', with a sunset view over the 'hand of fatma'; from l to r - Kaga Pamari, Kaga Tondo, Wangel Debridu and Wanderdu.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
Views: 692 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 0
The summit of Kaga Tondo

Average Rating = 2.33/5 The summit of Kaga Tondo

Heinz, Paul, Hermien and I have reached the summit of this remarkable peak after one and a half day of climbing in the hot desert sun. One of the most remarkable climbs I have done so far!!! You can see the summit plateau of Suri Tondo behind us.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-13
Views: 717 | Votes: 3 | Comment: 1
Dirk on the 2nd crux on Kaga Tondo's north pillar route

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Dirk on the 2nd crux on Kaga Tondo's north pillar route

This beautiful 2400ft route is probably the longest route on sandstone in the world. It is a 15-pitch climb rated 5.10 (b?) with a very consistent rating (no pitch below 5.8) and no gear installed except for most of the anchors. Cracks are mostly horizont
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-13
Views: 765 | Votes: 4 | Comments: 0
Heinz and Paul on the summit of Wangel Debridu

Average Rating = 3.29/5 Heinz and Paul on the summit of Wangel Debridu

The normal-route on Wangel Debridu is an 800ft trad climb rated IV+ (about 5.7) and an ideal climb to get used to the rounded holds which are typical for climbing on this type of rock. From the summit we had a magnificent view over the vast desert plains.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-13
Views: 592 | Votes: 7 | Comment: 1
'Killer Wolf' Grade 21 (5.10d), Centurian, Australia

Average Rating = 3.96/5 'Killer Wolf' Grade 21 (5.10d), Centurian, Australia

Lee pulls through the naturally protected roof down low on this crag classic at Centurian Walls, Grampians. Photo Neil Monteith 35mm Slide
Submitted by: orangeoverhang on 2002-03-13
Views: 598 | Votes: 24 | Comments: 5
Caterpillar 5.7

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Caterpillar 5.7

Located smack dab in the middle of David's Castle wall is this obvious chimney. A great 5.7 climb - either trad with easy gear placements, or set up your toprope in the cave at the top.
Submitted by: bulldog on 2002-03-10
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'Picking Plums' Grade 20 (5.10b), Gondwanaland, Australia

Average Rating = 3.88/5 'Picking Plums' Grade 20 (5.10b), Gondwanaland, Australia

Nick McKinnon seconds the first ascent of this grit stone like crack route in the Grampians. Photo Neil Monteith Sony Digital
Submitted by: orangeoverhang on 2002-03-08
Views: 523 | Votes: 16 | Comments: 6
Mirror Wall

Average Rating = 3.90/5 Mirror Wall

Located in Co Clare, trad climbing on limestone ranging from 5.11b-512c - E4/5(6a)-E6(6c)
Submitted by: cass on 2002-03-08
Views: 753 | Votes: 10 | Comment: 1
Sam in Epi's Chimney

Average Rating = 2.83/5 Sam in Epi's Chimney

Sam Linzell squeezes up a section of Epinepherine's (5.9) chimney.
Submitted by: gripped on 2002-03-07
Views: 495 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 0
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