SA-Mountain-Cover-March-2015

Check out the contents for the latest issue of SA Mountain Magazine. Gripping stories to get you pumped and psyched. With up-to-date news coverage, training articles, gear reviews, celebrity profiles, technical tips covering a wide variety of subjects, event reports, big glossy pics and enthralling articles. FEATURES CHAPPIES Granite Cragging above the Ocean by Hilton …

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Chappies

Granite Cragging Above The Ocean Hout Bay is connected to Noordhoek by the famous and spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive. It is one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world and it is the view from my house across the valley on Little Lion’s Head. In 1996, my brother Dave and I did the …

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Dolomites-of-Italy

A Taste of the Best Climbing and Via Ferrata Located in northern Italy and with a unique mix of Italian and Austrian culture, the Dolomites is home to some of the grandest yet most accessible climbing and via ferrata in the world. The area is one of Europe’s most complete and varied climbing destinations, where …

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Rock-Master-Cape-Town-2014

How It Went Down I’ve had a funny relationship with Rock Masters. An invite-only comp, it’s something that I make an effort to get to every year . . . even though I tend to dork it. I get to every comp feeling stronger, fitter, more confident, only to make some silly mistake and slink …

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Living-the-dream-Aland-Islands

Bouldering in the unspoiled wilderness of the Åland Islands, Finland The list of climbing spots I desire to visit is pretty extensive; I’m always adding new places. Some of them I’ve ticked off, but many are still waiting, while others will remain on the list for years. Every climbing destination has unique and special features, …

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GaddNiagaraBlue

On January 27, Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken climbed a 147-foot ice route just to the left of the iconic Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, right up the border of the United States and Canada. “The massive water flow constantly shakes the ground and makes the ice shelves and walls around you unsteady and unpredictable. …

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Alexander Megos climbs Lucid Dreaming 8C at Bishop

German climber Alexander Megos has made the third ascent of Lucid Dreaming V15 / 8C at Bishop, USA. Alexander Megos from Germany has clinched the third ascent of Lucid Dreaming, the superbly difficult highball on the famous Grandpa Peabody boulder at the Buttermilks close to Bishop, USA. Put up by America’s Paul Robinson in March …

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Dawn-wall-pitch-15

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made the first free ascent of The Dawn Wall on Yosemite’s El Capitan. Watch Tommy climb pitch 15 (5.14c) in this first footage released by the film crew on the wall. [vsw id=”PLd_c4CjG44″ source=”youtube” width=”550″ height=”380″ autoplay=”no”]

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S-Bradshaw-rocklands-2014

Highlights from a season living in the magical Rocklands. [vsw id=”VlKFNzEhKNE” source=”youtube” width=”500″ height=”380″ autoplay=”no”]

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Women's-speed-record-El-Capitan

Some records are just meant to be broken. Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter just knew that the women`s speed record for the ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California was their`s for the taking. Crushing the old record and standing atop El Capitan at 5 hours 02 minutes after their …

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