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Rolihlahla, Waterval Boven | Paige Claassen
Friends, projects, baboons, and braais have made the past week in Waterval Boven a blast! Staying at Tranquilitas right next to the crag means very little driving, one of my favorite attributes of any climbing zone. We hike to the wall, go for morning runs with the farm dogs, and drink Rooibos tea all day. And we climb, a lot. I don’t think I’ve ever been so sore so many days in a row. But with hundreds of routes to climb and plenty of hard projects to go around, we have to get the most out of the short winter days. Rolihlahla, 32 (5.13d) Photo by Jon Glassberg (lt11) Andrew Pedley approaching the roof on Rolihlahla, Photo by Jon Glassberg (lt11) After three days of work and five attempts, I made the fourth ascent of Rolihlahla, of which Sasha DiGiulian made the first ascent about a week ago, proposing a grade of 34 (5.14b). Since then, Capetown boulderer Arjan de Kock and Johannesburg local Andrew Pedley, who bolted the route in 2008 and called it The Overlord Project, have made the