In September 2011, me, my girlfriend Snooky and our friends Matt & Jen flew the 6,000 miles (more or less) due south to visit the bouldering paradise of Rocklands in South Africa. Our trip was pretty short (in climbing trip terms), but in the two weeks we were there, we crammed a hell of a lot in! We spent a few days seeing the sights in and around Cape Town, before driving up country to Rocklands itself.

This video is a hugely condensed down account of what we did and saw, along with a choice selection of some of the incredible boulder problems we tried while there. Some of the classic problems featured include: 'The Roof is on Fire' (6C), 'Up The Spout' (6A+), 'Mary's Roof' (6B+), 'Esoterrorist' (7A), 'Minki' (7B) and 'Dirty Lies' (7A+) plus a fair few others which we enjoyed.

Huge thanks to Ben for the loan of his Canon EOS 7D and to Steve for the loan of his GoPro Hero HD camera!

Also, thanks to Scott Noy for publishing his excellent Rocklands guidebook. Without that we'd have been totally lost! If you're thinking of going to Rocklands, definitely grab a copy!

You can read more about our trip on my blog: bengrubb.co.uk/?p=801

Equipment Details:

Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
GoPro Hero HD

Hardware:
27” Apple iMac

Software:
Adobe Premiere CS5
Adobe After Effects CS5

Music:
Death Cab for Cutie - 'You Are A Tourist'
Joe Satriani - 'Andalusia'
Spit Syndicate - 'Know Too Much'
American Analog Set - 'Hard To Find'
Main Offenders - 'Triumphant Return'
Bibio - 'The Apple and The Tooth'
RJD2 - 'F.H.H. (Feat. Jakki)'
The American Dollar - 'Twelve Days Awake'

Links:
bengrubb.co.uk
depakhuys.com
deathcabforcutie.com
satriani.com
myspace.com/spitsyndicate
myspace.com/amanset
myspace.com/mainoffenderscrew
myspace.com/mrbibio
rjd2.net
theamericandollar.info

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