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Dave Graham repeating Amandla 8B+ at Rocklands
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Dave Graham repeats Amandla at Rocklands

10.08.2012 by Planetmountain

Dave Graham has repeated Amandla 8b+, the boulder problem established by Fred Nicole at Rocklands in South Africa.

After Nalle Hukkataival and Oliphants Dawn, American climber Dave Graham now checks in with a quick repeat of Amandla, another boulder problem first ascended by Fred Nicole at Rocklands in South Africa. Originally graded 8C, after the Swissman's 2005 ascent a crimp broke and became slightly larger and the grade is now recognised as being 8B+.

Graham failed on his flash attempt, worked the moves quickly to find his own beta, rested for 45 minutes and then sent it straight off stating "It was a magical moment, a boulder I had waited years to try, and a successful execution, no punting was involved."

A video of the ascent can be found on Graham's Island website.




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