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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
Sun 17th Jun 2018 - Rocklands
De Pakhuys Fields of Joy S
7C+ No late tenders

Really long roof climb - suits me I guess? Felt really easy for 7C+

Boulder Rocklands Good robbiephillips
Sun 17th Jun 2018
8A No late benders

In all honesty I wouldn't really add a "+" grade for this extra bit at the beginning. Felt like doing a pumpy 7C or route grade 8a+/b?

Boulder Rocklands Average robbiephillips
Sun 17th Jun 2018
7C+ Macho king

Brilliant climbing, pretty high - solo the arete to finish!

Boulder Rocklands Very Good robbiephillips
Sun 17th Jun 2018
Fri 15th Jun 2018 - Rocklands
The Pass Roadside - Right E: A Question of Balance Boulder
7B A Question of Balance

One hard move!

Boulder Rocklands Good robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
8A Out of Balance

2nd Go! What a surprise this was Would be 7C or 7C+ back in the UK. But I'm rubbish with boulder grades...

Boulder Rocklands Classic robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
7C Sunset Arete

Psyched to Onsight this one - pretty straightforward moves. A Fred Nicole classic.

Boulder Rocklands Very Good robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
8A+ Nutsa

Certainly not harder than 8A - but in my opinion much harder than "Out of Balance". A brilliant line, absolutely classic, fantastic moves up a huge hanging arete! B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!

Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
6B+ Vertige

The classic warm up - I think some folk could find this hard, some might find it easy...

Boulder Rocklands Good robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
7A Sunset traverse

Funny, I thought it was really easy for 7A, but my friend Alan found it super desperate. I think if you're short and not too powerful then it could be hard. Really awesome climbing through the overhang - but I think "Vertige" is more fun for me.

Boulder Rocklands Very Good robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
6C Freaking heights

2 Mats and Marie spotting = Scary!

Proper 6C this one

Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
Thu 14th Jun 2018 - Rocklands
The Pass Roadside - Left F
4 Pinky

I'd at least give this a V number grade, a little tricky on the finish.

Boulder Rocklands Average
Thu 14th Jun 2018
Wed 13th Jun 2018 - Rocklands
The Pass Roadcrew AA
6C The roof is on fire

Dabbed on the flash

Boulder Rocklands Classic
Wed 13th Jun 2018
Sun 13th May 2018 - Montagu
Bad Kloof Sloth
17 Two for the Show

Anchor bolts rusted

- with Camille Olianti
Sport Montagu Very Good Andre-Hugo van Zyl
Sun 13th May 2018
Sat 17th Feb 2018 - Silvermine
Main Crag
22 Josie get your gun

Max 20 for taller climbers, at least 22 for shoter climbers

Sport 22m Silvermine Very Good PaddyHB
Sat 17th Feb 2018
Fri 16th Feb 2018 - Montagu
Bosch Kloof‎ The Forest
19 Forest Gump

Squeeze job

Sport Montagu Don't Bother PaddyHB
Fri 16th Feb 2018
Sun 11th Feb 2018 - Higgovale Quarry
14 Everyman's Fantasy

A much more interesting and harder variation is to climb the face just after the first bolt. I think it will be at least a 22 move to cross the face on the left of the second bolt.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 10m, 5 Higgovale Quarry Average Renato da Costa
Sun 11th Feb 2018
Wed 7th Feb 2018 - Silvermine
Blaze of Glory
19 Drop Zone

Classic

- with Jeff Murugan, Tatsuma
Sport Silvermine Classic Renato da Costa
Wed 7th Feb 2018
Tue 6th Feb 2018 - Higgovale Quarry
23 Cast Your Vote

Short route. Feels better if you keep climbing and finish at the anchor of the 19 called Stompie.

- with Justine Cole
Sport Higgovale Quarry Good Renato da Costa
Tue 6th Feb 2018
Sat 3rd Feb 2018 - Silvermine
Main Crag
16 Argent

An easy and beautiful warm up.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 22m Silvermine Good Renato da Costa
Sat 3rd Feb 2018
19 Argentum

A bit technical roof section. Nice route.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 22m Silvermine Good Renato da Costa
Sat 3rd Feb 2018
22 Jono Gordon's Route

Nice boulderist route. My endurance didn't allowed me to onsight it.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 25m Silvermine Very Good Renato da Costa
Sat 3rd Feb 2018
18 Cool Hand Luke (Cool handed Luke)

Sustained 18 all the way up.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 24m Silvermine Good Renato da Costa
Sat 3rd Feb 2018
Mon 29th Jan 2018 - The Mine
Sickle Moon Sector
15 YEBO!

The first move is tricky if you don't know the route.

- with Justine Cole
Sport 5 The Mine Good Renato da Costa
Mon 29th Jan 2018
22 All Mine

Pumpy as you go.

- with Justine Cole
Sport 6 The Mine Very Good Renato da Costa
Mon 29th Jan 2018
Sat 27th Jan 2018 - Kleinmond
Sector B - Arete Area
19 Lo Spigolo

Balance.

Sport 14m, 8 Kleinmond Good Renato da Costa
Sat 27th Jan 2018
Fri 26th Jan 2018 - Kleinmond
Sector C - Run Away Wall
17 Elementrary

Very nice route. Pumpier than it looks.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 6 Kleinmond Very Good Renato da Costa
Fri 26th Jan 2018
Wed 24th Jan 2018 - Lion's Head
Granite
19 Millions

Beautiful climbing. Not 30 m length at all. 25 m at most.

- with Justine Cole
Trad 28m Lion's Head Very Good Renato da Costa
Wed 24th Jan 2018
Sat 20th Jan 2018 - Paarl Rock
21 Dutch Courage

The first pitch is the same as for Little Dutch Boy. The second pith was full of liquens but it is a classic. Worth taking a brush to enjoy it more.

- with Justine Cole
1 18 25m lead by Renato da Costa
2 21 25m lead by Renato da Costa
Sport 50m Paarl Rock Renato da Costa
Sat 20th Jan 2018
Sun 14th Jan 2018 - Gecko Rock
Gecko Wall
16 Johny's Crack

Nice warm up.

- with Justine Cole
Sport 12m Gecko Rock Very Good Renato da Costa
Sun 14th Jan 2018
21 5 Finger exploding heart technique

One trick section. Beautiful wall in the middle of nowhere.

- with Justine Cole
Sport 15m Gecko Rock Very Good Renato da Costa
Sun 14th Jan 2018
18 Rolling Rocks

Would love if the last section was longer.

- with Justine Cole
Sport Gecko Rock Very Good Renato da Costa
Sun 14th Jan 2018
Sat 13th Jan 2018 - Gecko Rock
Tsunami Wall
17 Bronzed Up Babies

Pumpy.

- with Justine Cole
Sport Gecko Rock Good Renato da Costa
Sat 13th Jan 2018
19 Mrs Palmer

Pumpy.

- with Justine Cole
Sport Gecko Rock Very Good Renato da Costa
Sat 13th Jan 2018
18 Octopus

Pumpy.

- with Justine Cole
Sport Gecko Rock Good Renato da Costa
Sat 13th Jan 2018
Mon 8th Jan 2018 - Lion's Head
Granite
18 Huguenot Crack

First pich is grassy. The second one is a really fun 18.

- with Justine Cole
Trad 70m Lion's Head Very Good Renato da Costa
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Sat 6th Jan 2018 - Paarl Rock
18 Sands of Time

4 amazing pitches. 1st and last one are pure friction masterpiece. The third one is a spicy traverse for the leader and followers.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
1 16 115m
2 18
3 17
4 18
Sport 120m, 22 Paarl Rock Mega Classic Renato da Costa
Sat 6th Jan 2018
Sun 24th Dec 2017 - Rocklands
The Pass The Island
18 Thoughtless Wanders

This route is really scary and feels very run-out at the start. There is a bolt half-way through the chicken-head section that is easy to miss.

Sport 20m Rocklands Good Francois Pieterse
Sun 24th Dec 2017
16 Vanity Affair

Excellent jug-hauling route.

Sport 5 Rocklands Very Good Francois Pieterse
Sun 24th Dec 2017
Wed 6th Dec 2017 - Rocklands
The Pass Skinner Boulder
22 Cowboy UP!

Sharpest holds my hands have ever climbed on. Super line!

Sport 5 Rocklands Very Good Constantine Dritsas
Wed 6th Dec 2017
23 Sea Legs

Super climb

Sport 8 Rocklands Very Good Constantine Dritsas
Wed 6th Dec 2017
21 Hot Pockets

Got hammered

Sport 6 Rocklands Very Good Constantine Dritsas
Wed 6th Dec 2017
19 Rubik's Cube

Super

Sport Rocklands Good Constantine Dritsas
Wed 6th Dec 2017
Sat 2nd Sep 2017 - Rocklands
De Pakhuys Far Plateau B
7B Minki

OMG! First V8! A critical piece broke off some time back, making the kneebar-to-heel-hook beta very unlikely. So, I made up my own beta. Big move to feet-first climbing to a hard turn-around glory! Big moment for me, first time I progress a grade since shortly before I got injured. Motivating!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo
Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic Justin Case
Sat 2nd Sep 2017
22 Cowboy UP!

Super cool short pumpy route.

- with Justine Cole
Sport 5 Rocklands Very Good Renato da Costa
Sat 2nd Sep 2017
23 Sea Legs

Balance in small holds and a nice roof section.

- with justine cole
Sport 8 Rocklands Very Good Renato da Costa
Sat 2nd Sep 2017
6B The golden child

Felt easy for the grade. Too bad it was the only actual send I got in this glorious area! Will come back for more.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo
Boulder Rocklands Very Good Justin Case
Sat 2nd Sep 2017
Fri 1st Sep 2017 - Rocklands
The Pass Roadcrew V
6B+ Moon fucks Moffat

I don't think it's a 6B+ like it says in the guidebook either.

Boulder Rocklands Very Good Jin Chan
Fri 1st Sep 2017
5A Kringe in die Bos

Fun start

Boulder Rocklands Very Good Jin Chan
Fri 1st Sep 2017
Wed 30th Aug 2017 - Rocklands
The Pass Roadside - Left G
6A Gadget

got it first shot today

Boulder Rocklands Very Good Jin Chan
Wed 30th Aug 2017
5B Classic

warm up

Boulder Rocklands Good Jin Chan
Wed 30th Aug 2017
Tue 29th Aug 2017 - Rocklands
Kliphuis Campground Campground N: Teapot
6C+ Teapot

Pretty hard deadpoint moves

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Tue 29th Aug 2017
6B+ Teapot traverse

Super nice and pumpy

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Tue 29th Aug 2017
6A Up the spout

One of the best problems in rocklands

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Tue 29th Aug 2017
6A Up the spout

close to flashing

Boulder Rocklands Jin Chan
Tue 29th Aug 2017
6A Up the spout

started to rain, stuffed up the beta

Boulder Rocklands Jin Chan
Tue 29th Aug 2017
6A Up the spout

literally water dripping on my leg and shoes, decided to abandon it for the day

Boulder Rocklands Jin Chan
Tue 29th Aug 2017
Mon 28th Aug 2017 - Rocklands
De Pakhuys Big and Roof Boulders J
6B Hav!

Airy and delicate- so much fun!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic Justin Case
Mon 28th Aug 2017
6A+ Chop Chop

Didn't flash on fear on being impaled by the boulder behind me

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Very Good Justin Case
Mon 28th Aug 2017
7A Buff the banana

Found a better beta than 3 years ago, and suddenly it felt a lot easier. Stoked!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Classic Justin Case
Mon 28th Aug 2017
5B Sammy

Juggy warm-up.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Very Good Justin Case
Mon 28th Aug 2017
6B The weekend starts here

Possibly one of the finest of the grade. Stout, reachy, delicate and commiting. So good!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Igor Khudoshin, Jin Chan
Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic Justin Case
Mon 28th Aug 2017
6B Prolinger

Delicate, highbally slab. Very nice.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Classic Justin Case
Mon 28th Aug 2017
7B Slash and burn

Such a nice line- starts with a very nice deadpont, followed by some shouldery crimpy moves! Felt like I could do it with more time. I'll be back!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic Justin Case
Mon 28th Aug 2017
Sat 26th Aug 2017 - Rocklands
The Pass Roadside - Left D
6C Squeezed

Super nice techy climb with an awkward top-out. Maria's first Rocklands 6C/V5!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Classic Justin Case
Sat 26th Aug 2017
6A+ Casper

Super nice juggy traverse

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Sat 26th Aug 2017
2 The Brain

Warming up on jugs.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Good Justin Case
Sat 26th Aug 2017
6B+ Your move

Hard move to start and not dab- once you stick it, it's flowy moves for the rest!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Classic Justin Case
Sat 26th Aug 2017
6C Roadside traverse

Nice and pumpy

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Sat 26th Aug 2017
5C Hot flush

Easy climbing, goes on for too high IMHCO.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Very Good Justin Case
Sat 26th Aug 2017
4 Pinky

Warming up on jugs.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Good Justin Case
Sat 26th Aug 2017
6A+ Casper

Classic and photogenic jug haul. Very fun indeed!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic Justin Case
Sat 26th Aug 2017
5C Name of the rose

Pretty hard move up, but good

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Sat 26th Aug 2017
6B+ Warmer

Very painful sharp pockets. Couldn't flash it cause pain.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Very Good Justin Case
Sat 26th Aug 2017
6C Squeezed

Took a few shots to work out beta. Pretty nice

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Sat 26th Aug 2017
5C Hot flush

Quality juggy highball. SUper nice

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Sat 26th Aug 2017
6B+ Warmer

2nd shot. Pretty nice but sharp

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Sat 26th Aug 2017
5C Peasant girl

Rail traverse followed by juggy steepness- super nice boulder!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Classic Justin Case
Sat 26th Aug 2017
6A Gadget

had a quick burn on this at the end of the day, almost got it but was tired

Boulder Rocklands Jin Chan
Sat 26th Aug 2017
6C Roadside traverse

Long pumpy traverse with a big move in the middle, finishes with vertical climbing. Very good.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Classic Justin Case
Sat 26th Aug 2017
6C Progesterone pommeling

Tried a few times but felt too hard and sharp

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Sat 26th Aug 2017
Fri 25th Aug 2017 - Rocklands
The Pass Rhino boulders B: Warm-up Boulder
6A+ Third day on

Harder than it looked. Crimps are pretty small

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Fri 25th Aug 2017
6A Glen's feature

Nice vertical climbing.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Very Good Justin Case
Fri 25th Aug 2017
7A Bols Island

Took a lot of attempts to work out the bottom beta then the second section. Managed to put it all together and send

Boulder Rocklands Classic Igor Khudoshin
Fri 25th Aug 2017
6A+ Cassy

Missed hold first few times

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Fri 25th Aug 2017
6C Tiger claw

Pretty nice boulder highball. Top section is pretty juggy but still need solid nerves

Boulder Rocklands Very Good Igor Khudoshin
Fri 25th Aug 2017
5B Children playing

Airy juggy climb!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Very Good Justin Case
Fri 25th Aug 2017
6B+ It was your body

Pretty cool traverse

Boulder Rocklands Igor Khudoshin
Fri 25th Aug 2017
5A Olives don't like dust

Juggy warm up.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Very Good Justin Case
Fri 25th Aug 2017
6A+ Third day on

Stout. Super nice crimpy edges take you up and left. One of the best boulders at this grade I've done!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic Justin Case
Fri 25th Aug 2017
6A+ Cassy

One long move, the rest is fun jug hauling on a mild overhang. Fun!

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Classic Justin Case
Fri 25th Aug 2017
7A Bols Island

I did the LHV of this route (as far as I can tell, one can go left and finish up in the hole or go up and right), so that feels more like 6C+. Very nice, strengthy and techy. Will have to come back for the 7A version

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Igor Khudoshin, Jin Chan
Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic Justin Case
Fri 25th Aug 2017
6B+ It was your body

Maria's anti-style and last send of the trip. Super nice and sharp sloping rail on a natural wind tunnel. Strengthy.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Jin Chan, Igor Khudoshin
Boulder Rocklands Classic Justin Case
Fri 25th Aug 2017
6C Tiger claw

Extremely nice, balancy, tensiony, and airy climbing. Perfect name.

- with Maria Jose Tamayo, Igor Khudoshin, Jin Chan
Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic Justin Case
Fri 25th Aug 2017
Wed 23rd Aug 2017 - Rocklands
De Pakhuys Arch Valley I
6C Guillotine

Pretty much one move boulder, pretty cool though

Boulder Rocklands Good Igor Khudoshin
Wed 23rd Aug 2017
6A+ Orange

Some cool body tension layback moves

Boulder Rocklands Classic Igor Khudoshin
Wed 23rd Aug 2017
6C+ Double wopper

Super pumpy. Cool roof moves to jugs on lip. Pumped out right near the end

Boulder Rocklands Classic Igor Khudoshin
Wed 23rd Aug 2017
7A One with the freaks

Pretty fun overhanging moves then some high lock offs. Not too hard for the grade. Third shot

Boulder Rocklands Classic Igor Khudoshin
Wed 23rd Aug 2017
6C Sex etiquette

Super cool commiting jump move from mega jug and bit of a hard finish. Took a few shots

Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic Igor Khudoshin
Wed 23rd Aug 2017
6A+ Homewreking whore

Fun juggy traverse

Boulder Rocklands Very Good Igor Khudoshin
Wed 23rd Aug 2017
Tue 22nd Aug 2017 - Rocklands
De Pakhuys Close Plateau C
6A Desert rose

First boulder in the rocklands. Super featured with nice moves

Boulder Rocklands Very Good Igor Khudoshin
Tue 22nd Aug 2017

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