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Traveller arriving Sydney 4th May - 27th May '12
100dgrs
19/04/2012
7:36:26 PM
Hey Everyone,

Im a traveling South African coming to the Blue Mountains for some sport/trad climbing and would be keen to get on some awesome rock nearby. So far Ive heard about Blue Mountains and Nowra.. any other suggestions and what routes would you say are classics to get on. I climb SA grade 20 - 31 (6b to 8a+)

Would like to meet up with some fellow climbers as I am here for a friends wedding, please feel free to contact me. Looking forward to hearing from you,

Jahne Theron

nmonteith
19/04/2012
8:15:12 PM
Other top spots within 200km of Sydney is Point Perpindicular (sandstone sea cliffs) and Bungonia Gorge (limestone mutlipitch).
simey
19/04/2012
11:08:39 PM
On 19/04/2012 100dgrs wrote:
>and what routes would you say are classics to get on. I climb SA grade 20 - 31 (6b to 8a+)

I was going to name a few, but only up to grade 18 and 19. Too bad you don't climb these grades.

I'm glad that you mentioned the equivalent French grades. Even though Australia and South Africa both share the same grading system, it makes sense that we cross-reference everything with France.
J.C.
19/04/2012
11:13:08 PM
haha nice simey, been a while since i seen you but its good to know that you're still a c--t :D
dalai
19/04/2012
11:20:33 PM
On 19/04/2012 simey wrote:
>On 19/04/2012 100dgrs wrote:
>I'm glad that you mentioned the equivalent French grades. Even though
>Australia and South Africa both share the same grading system, it makes
>sense that we cross-reference everything with France.
>

Share concept but not the same... One grade difference between the two.

Also re minimum grade - I never warmed up on anything lower than that when on the road. Seems a fair request to note a grade range they are interested in.
simey
19/04/2012
11:42:17 PM
On 19/04/2012 dalai wrote:
>Share concept but not the same... One grade difference between the two.

Grade differences exist between crags throughout Australia. A supposed one-grade difference with South Africa is neither here or there.

>Also re minimum grade - I never warmed up on anything lower than that
>when on the road. Seems a fair request to note a grade range they are interested in.

I totally agree, no self-respecting climber should lower themselves to grade 18/19 or below. Imagine the embarrasment if someone spotted you.
dalai
20/04/2012
12:18:16 PM
On 19/04/2012 simey wrote:
>I totally agree, no self-respecting climber should lower themselves to
>grade 18/19 or below. Imagine the embarrasment if someone spotted you.
>

Many sport crags OS didn't have routes that easy. If they did they were usually polished beyond belief, big queues and usually pedestrian climbs.

But mainly because they were too easy and you still wouldn't have warmed up...
100dgrs
28/04/2012
12:05:54 AM
Hi again,

Thanks Neil for the Info! Will try get at least a day out at the cliffs.
Had a good look through the gallery and Im super psyched for some climbing in Oz!
@ Simey i do climb any grade lower than 20 as long as its a good route ;)
But as Dalai said short amount of time and keen to work something.


So I will be in Canberra from 30th April looking forward to some climbing, and Nowra from 5th May, Blue Mountains from 12th May onwards. Im hoping to get to see the Arapiles, and Grampians especially "Taipan Wall" If any one is going there or knows of people I could get in touch with would be much appreciated.

Will offer same services in South Africa, Rocklands, Waterval Boven, and Harrismith etc.

Many thanks,
Jahne





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