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Crag & Route Beta

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Madagascar - anyone been?
Onsight
6/07/2007
5:02:25 PM

I'm considering a trip to this place but don't have a lot of info yet. Just know a bit about the routes on Tsaranoro (Bravo le Fillies etc) which look awesome multi-pitch:
http://www.campcatta.com/home.htm

And that there is all this new limestone sport-climbing on islands up north (this could be for you Eddy): http://www.madamax.com/nsr/hara/page2%20eng.htm

Has anyone been? Got beta?

Thanks.

IdratherbejamBing
9/07/2007
3:18:17 PM
>Thanks.
Onsight
9/07/2007
3:51:38 PM

No Aussies have been climbing there maybe?

Anyway, does anyone have the following publications which have some Madagascar info in them, which i can borrow or get photocopies of please:

High Mag #186, 211, 222, 236
Climbing #192
Rock and Ice #101
American Alpine Journal 1999, 2001, 2002

Will trade for beers, belays, or Josh's D200...








...maybe.

steph
9/07/2007
3:59:40 PM
i have seen the movie if that helps :p
(try getting in on those large lemur parties)

IdratherbejamBing
9/07/2007
4:28:09 PM
On 9/07/2007 Onsight wrote:
>
>No Aussies have been climbing there maybe?
>
>Anyway, does anyone have the following publications which have some Madagascar
>info in them, which i can borrow or get photocopies of please:
>
>High Mag #186, 211, 222, 236
>Climbing #192
>Rock and Ice #101
>American Alpine Journal 1999, 2001, 2002
>
>Will trade for beers, belays, or

bj's ??

;-)

Romfrantic
9/07/2007
4:42:20 PM
Onsight, you can access the American Alpine Journal - online!

http://www.americanalpineclub.org/AAJO/

Just enter in the search field, and away you go ...you get articles as PDF files...
hipster
10/07/2007
9:22:20 AM
awesome multi-pitch:
http://www.campcatta.com/home.htm

Looks a bit bigger than Taipan mate, may be tough to get a top rope up on!! Ha Ha
Ado
dalai
10/07/2007
9:33:57 AM
Some more links and info on a similar query on the ukclimbing.com forum

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=240240&v=1#3560957

Onsight
10/07/2007
9:55:37 AM
On 10/07/2007 hipster wrote:
>Looks a bit bigger than Taipan mate, may be tough to get a top rope up
>on!! Ha Ha
>Ado

Yeah, thanks Borat mate, makes Taipan look like a flippen boulder problem eh... Haven't quite figured the top-rope rigging yet but sure my rope gun will be able to help...
See you at your woody at 5.

Many thanks Romfrantic - that's an awesome resource!

Cheers Dalai.

Goodvibes
10/07/2007
11:04:06 AM
I have probably got a couple of those magazines Simon. I will give you a call when I get home today if I can find them.

Onsight
10/07/2007
12:39:32 PM
That'd be great Goodvibes. Thanks.


Now I'm psyched!

http://www.campcatta.com/topo2.php
for fox sake
10/07/2007
1:52:51 PM
I hear they have great buds there goodvibes!!!

Seriously though simon, maybe some info in the Lonely planet guide to Mad.
I've seen in one of the mags some huge cliffs on the east coast, looked intimidating...... Oh and the buggers speak french. Damn!
Goodvibes
10/07/2007
1:56:29 PM
Sounds good Foxy, although when you say intimidating do you mean chest or head high mate??
rod
13/07/2007
3:14:49 AM
On 6/07/2007 Onsight wrote:
>
>I'm considering a trip to this place but don't have a lot of info yet.
>Just know a bit about the routes on Tsaranoro (Bravo le Fillies etc) which
>look awesome multi-pitch:
>http://www.campcatta.com/home.htm
>
>And that there is all this new limestone sport-climbing on islands up
>north (this could be for you Eddy): http://www.madamax.com/nsr/hara/page2%20eng.htm
>
>Has anyone been? Got beta?
>
>Thanks.

G'Day Onsight. When do you head off? Dependant upon the depart time I'll send you a CD presentation of a trip 2 years ago, if not PM and I'll get details to you in the next week or so.

dr_fil_good
13/07/2007
10:08:25 AM
f'n brilliant!!! that looks f'n brilliant!!! kudos on the idea, have a blast there mate, looks like a really cool adventure and somewhere a bit off the radar too, very cool 8)
Onsight
13/07/2007
5:19:56 PM
Cheers Good Dr. I'm totally amped for this place and you sound even more so!

Hey Rod, that'd be awesome - will send you a PM. You might be the first Aussie climber I know of who has been there.

mousey
13/07/2007
6:00:46 PM
i watched a movie about it with JJ's kids on the way to araps... in the cartoon there is some cool lookin cliffs. have fun ya lucky bugger
Gaffpotts
14/07/2007
7:47:01 AM
Oddly eneough, I've recently returned from Mada. It was brill./
But what am I doing on this site for Victorian Rock climbers when I livw in the flattest pard of ther UK?
Well, I was just minding my own, typing in random google searches (as one does), and my search for "qwertyutopia" landed me fair and square in a rack-climbing forum. Now, I (kind of ) believe in destiny and, since I've been laid up with a broken leg for the past month thinking of ways to improve my life, rock-climbing was one of those ideas I decided tomrun with. So imagine how stoked I was to end up with you G'day-G'dangas!
No sooner joined your site than picked upon the latest post - that happens to be you - to make my elliptical introduction - no offense - and thought that I could let you know that Madagascar is really worthwhile, for loads of reasons. I could put you in touch with an organisation out there full of lovely womens groups that I did my stint of volunteering with - if you like. But I haven't climbed before, so unless you're interested in orchids, geology generally and anthropology, then I can't help much more than a lonely planet book I'm afraid. Anyway, there we are then.
What I can say is, take a mate and spend the money wisely, like living really mean but buying a motorbike for getting around. Don't count on much, so expect oh shit i'm getting dive-bombed by mozzies. G'night!

garbie
10/09/2007
5:02:08 PM
Hey Simon, Jan Zbrenek has been route setting here & put up an monster 8b over there - seems to know a lot about the place. I can put you in contact with him...
Onsight
10/09/2007
5:36:04 PM
Many thanks Mike.

We've actually been already and got back on Friday. It was mind-blowing place, with easy going people though the poverty was at times confronting. We were away for a month and climbing highlights were 5 days on islands off the north coast and almost two weeks at Tsananoro's big walls. Very successful for photos - - shot 92 rolls of film. I'm now pretty much over the food poisoning that hit me on the flight home...

:-0~~~

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