During the summer of 2019, Shawn Raboutou makes the 3rd ascent of "Livin' Large" (V16/8C+). First sent by Nalle Hukatival more than 10 years ago this climb is located in Rocklands, South Africa. At 8 meters/26 feet tall this arete stands out as one of the hardest highballs in the world.
South African climber Matt Bush makes the first ascent of Skywalker (7C/V9), a highball boulder problem in Rocklands, Cederberg, South Africa.
Nalle Hukkataival has been in South Africa developing a new bouldering area called The Realm, found in the Bideouw Valley near Rocklands.
Currently nearly every climber went to Rocklands (Alexander Megos, Nalle Hukkataival, Dave Graham, ...). We've already been there a few months ago to enjoy some awesome weeks bouldering on orange sandstone.
"A gem rarer than diamonds." That's how BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival describes The Finnish Line (V16). Sitting untouched for years within a mecca for bouldering, Nalle's latest testpiece has it all-aesthetics, difficulty and a beautiful setting. Plus, it's now a contender for Rocklands' hardest boulder problem.
Dru Mack climbs at The Sassies for the first time. "Paula Abdul" v10, "Pinotage sit" v10, "Splash of Red" v10 and "Ghost in the Darkness" v10.
Marmot athletes Jorg Verhoeven, Katha Saurwein, and Jon Glassberg live the bouldering dream in Rocklands, South Africa. Join the crew on a fantasy tour of the finest climbs the area has to offer from old classics to new projects.
Derw Fineron is psyched to share his first bouldering video from his time out in Rocklands, South Africa. This was one of the best periods in his life with amazing climbing and people!
A short bouldering flick from Rocklands with brits; Dan Turner, Will Buck, Greg Courtney and James Noble. Some classics and some lesser known problems ranging from 7B to 8B.
Team climbers, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini return from a climbing safari of the South African Western Cape terrain, embarking on trad climbs all around the hidden treasures of the Rocklands area.
After 6 trips and more than a year spent in South Africa, prAna Ambassador Paul Robinson finds himself looking further and further off the beaten path in search of new rock. Follow along as Paul Robinson finds an area that yields more than he could have ever imagined.
Jimmy Webb’s Sachen waren gepackt, sein Crashpad allerdings noch nicht. An seinem letzten Tag in den Rocklands wachte er auf und ging ein letztes Mal zu "Livin Large" (8C) und dieses Mal stieg er oben aus.
Alex Honnold (USA) and Hazel Findlay (UK) head to Southern Africa for an experience of a lifetime. Africa Fusion takes us from the breathtaking orange granite and vast landscapes of Namibia, through the desert and across to lush red sandstone of Waterval Boven in South Africa.
In June 2014, Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson set off to discover Trad In Rocklands. Originally in search of hard, "cutting edge" new routes, what the couple discovered is perhaps even more valuable!
Der Zederberg Gebirgszug in Südafrika beheimatet einige der kultigsten Boulder der Welt. Der Name "Rocklands" ist jedem Kletterer ein Begriff und ist vor allem für eine Disziplin berühmt: Bouldern! Dennoch ist Bouldern nicht das einzige, was man in dem Meer von orangenen Felsen machen kann.
Ende September 2014 konnte Fred Nicole den Boulder "The Escapist", V14 bzw. 8b/+, im Sektor "Fortress" in den südafrikanischen Rocklands wiederholen, den Nalle Hukkataival im Jahr 2012 erstgegangen hat.
Angy Eiter flasht "In the middle of the ass 8a". Ein kurzer Ausschnitt aus dem Film "South Africa - Moving Pictures". Es wurde vieles mit Hilfe eines Multicopters und Kamera-Gimbal aufgenommen. Dabei sind teilweise einzigartige Aufnahmen entstanden. Stay tuned...
Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay head to South Africa for an experience of a life time. Africa Fusion takes us from the breathtaking red rock and vast landscape of Namibia, across the desert and down to lush Waterval Boven in South Africa. Carrying on the journey in South Africa we follow Alex and Hazel North to the wild and remote Blouberg (Blue Mountain) range.
Kilian Fischhuber recently visited South Africa's incredible sandstone cliff, the Wow Prow, in order to attempt the second ascent of Digital Warfare 8b+/5.14a. The first ascent was logged last year by the American Paige Claassen while on an around-the-world tour of tough sport climbs.
Il Était une Fois, Creaking Heights, In Between Dreams, Born Into Struggle, Black Shadow, Shosholoza, Hole In One, You Say Party I Say Die, Leap of Faith, Golden Virginia, Black Velvet, Madiba, Paula Abdul, Derailed, Steakhouse, Green Mamba, Ghost and The Darkness, Ray of Light, El Corazon & The Power of One.
This is the last part from Mina's trip to Rocklands last summer and it focuses on one boulder problem and her struggle with it. The Amphitheatre is very short and powerful in nature and revolves around two hard moves. Mina fell on the second of these two moves many times and this film shows her frustration and how she dealt with it in order to climb the problem.
In this video Mina climbs three classic Rocklands 8a's; showing her determination to get things finished! The problems include: A Tea with Elmerie, Pendragon and Out of Balance.
In this episode Mina comes up with cunning beta to climb 'Ghost in the Darkness', discovers the hidden delights of 'Joseph Malbos' and 'Technicolour Dreamcoat' and gets a first day tick with the popular 'Welchei'.
This is the first short in a four part series of Mina's trip to Rocklands, South Africa in the summer of 2013. Part one focuses on some of the stunning highballs that Rocklands has to offer.
This is just a little piece highlighting Jimmy Webb's flashes in South Africa. Nothing special, just simple uncut shots of some the most beautiful boulders he has ever seen. Going to be releasing a full video in the next month showcasing many other classics and good friends Kasia Pietras, Chris Little and Ryan Copeland.
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