Phillip Schaal on Amandla, 8B+, Rocklands, SA
Björn Pohl - UKC, Jul 2011
© Lisa Bähr
Phillip Schaal, from the bouldering mecca of Connecticut, USA, is one of those lesser sung underground heroes of the bouldering world. Having done 8B+'s on three continents, sometimes news about his recent sends surface on our screens, but just as quickly he then disappears under the radar again.
Lately, he has been spending some time in Rocklands, South Africa, teaming up with Andy Gullsten and company. When the trip was over, I decided to ask him a couple of questions. I wouldn't go so far as to call it an interview, but here it is.
I hear you've been doing extremely well in Rocklands this year. What can you tell me about it? How does Rocklands compare to other areas?
Some of my best climbs were:
Some have been downgraded but for me I feel like these grades are accurate.
Any plans of coming to Europe? If so, where would you be the most psyched to go and why?
Thanks Phillip, and good luck with that!