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Author Topic: New Route Potential!!!  (Read 1361 times)

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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2012, 10:52:25 AM »

Did some climbing in swaziland.  I was in SA and heard that the 'largest' granite dome in the world was in Swaziland and having been to yos. i had to see.  Ended up running up a multiple mile wide and maybe 2000+ foot dome.  Wild!  no topos, no direction, hell, no english speakers anywhere around.  Pretty cool.  Way beats the scene in South Africa. 
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2012, 11:02:14 AM »

Just googled it, Sibebe Rock.  They call it the largest exposed piece of granite in the world.
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2012, 11:54:14 AM »

Just googled it, Sibebe Rock.  They call it the largest exposed piece of granite in the world.

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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2012, 01:40:04 PM »

yeah, there are a bazillion 'largest pieces of exposed granite in the world.' As anyone from GA can tell you, Stone Mt. (the one in GA, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Mountain with the carvings of R.E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jeff Davis on it, not the one in NC) is the 'largest piece of exposed granite in the world'. It's all crap. (Although it is true that the carving is bigger than Rushmore's). Unfortunately, you can't climb on the one in GA, or you can, but last I checked it was a $500 fine, a night in jail, and--worst of all--equipment confiscated. Supposedly Gill put up some routes on the vertical north side (where the carving is) while he was at Tech, and you can still see some ancient 1/4" studs. It takes all of 2 min. on flat ground to approach the base. They banned climbing because rednecks would see climbers on the lower angle slabs on the S side and say, 'sheeeit, hold my beer, I kin climb that.' Then it gets a hair steeper up high and end of redneck.
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2012, 02:23:01 PM »

I lived in Atlanta when I was a kid. I remember going over to Stone Mountain several times, this was in the mid-50's. I was probably 7 or 8 at the time. I remember climbing it and it was very easy until you went out to one side where it wasn't so easy! [wry grin]

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now it's just pretty much an amusement park.
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