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Andy Gullsten strikes again

Fred Nicole making the FA of Shosholoza, 70 kb
Fred Nicole making the FA of Shosholoza
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Andy has been at it again in Rocklands, South Africa. Travel companion Sakari McGregor reports

Today we headed towards Sassies, a sector that has quite an interesting approach. Note to others: you will scratch the shit out of your cars, well me and Andy have a rental so we don't really care, except I think you could hear me swearing as far as Clanwilliam today on the approach.
We arrived to the crag quite late, and started off with some roof climbing, me flashing the easiest 7A in the world, felt more like a 6A+, Andy warming up with a nice 7B+ next to it. Got some nice beta and spent the rest of my day on it.
Andy continued to try out Pinotage 7C+, and climbed it on his third go. I went back into my cave, and it didn't take long before he came back smiling. He had just flashed his first 8A+, Shosholoza, and quickly flashed Paula Abdul 7C+ after that.

Shosholoza, was put up by Fred Nicole in 2006 and was originally thought to be around ~8B/+, but that was with Fred's super human beta which I don't think anyone uses anymore.

Here's the story about The Finding and Establishing of "Shosholoza", by Andy Mann.

Anthony Gullsten is sponsored by: Monkee clothing and La Sportiva



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