DREAMLAND-Rocklands

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Marmot athletes Jorg Verhoeven, Katha Saurwein, and Jon Glassberg live the bouldering dream in Rocklands, South Africa. Join the crew on a fantasy tour of the finest climbs the area has to offer from old classics to new projects.
More information at www.marmot.eu
Produced by: Louder Than Eleven (lt11.com)
Original Score: Fizzix Productions (fizzixproductions.com)

Monkey Wedding

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island.io

“Massive war WON!!!!! HUGE!!!!!! One of my ultimate-global-nemisis-projects, the legendary @fred_nicole problem Monkey Wedding [8C] which chills in the center of one of Rockland's most popular sectors. Last season I tried the boulder quite a lot, for at least 12 days, but could never seem to improve my highpoint, or do better than one hang the beast, which is only ten moves long. This year I returned partially uncertain of whether or not I could even summit this small peak, my confidence dashed by last years failure. Right off the bench I discovered more intelligent beta, resequencing my old crux, and matched my previous links. Sadly the war continued for another 6 days. I was confused by the conditions, normally cold weather is my jam, but my cursed sweaty fingers never seemed to stop sweating while I sat at basecamp, about two meters from the start of the rig, amidst all types of cold blustery weather, but it was always smarmy and humid somehow. One day, my window presented itself; super hot and a northerly wind, directly from the dry deserts of Africa, I felt something, potentially like an opportunity. I cruised out to Roadside, booted up, warmed on the moves, made a try, fell at the crux, felt great, rested a moment, pulled on, and from that moment on, it was this surreal mind bending experiance. It felt too chill, almost like all the dreams Ive had of ever sending, yet it was real and terrifying, it was my chance to fall off after the crux...but that never happened. I ended up on top, a suprised and happy man, liberated, unleashed, humbled, proud, potentially wiser, and feeling ridicoulous. The moral is, even if you don't believe in yourself, even if you describe a boulder as being built against you, the opposite of your style, outside of your entire box, "impossible" for some reason, if you will. Like you should have done it by now if you were gonna ever do it. You are wrong. You can suceed. You can do anything. Its like the kitten poster from the Lego Movie...which I forget exact wording to. Buzzin.”

Monkey Wedding

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island.io

“Massive war WON!!!!! HUGE!!!!!! One of my ultimate-global-nemisis-projects, the legendary @fred_nicole problem Monkey Wedding [8C] which chills in the center of one of Rockland's most popular sectors. Last season I tried the boulder quite a lot, for at least 12 days, but could never seem to improve my highpoint, or do better than one hang the beast, which is only ten moves long. This year I returned partially uncertain of whether or not I could even summit this small peak, my confidence dashed by last years failure. Right off the bench I discovered more intelligent beta, resequencing my old crux, and matched my previous links. Sadly the war continued for another 6 days. I was confused by the conditions, normally cold weather is my jam, but my cursed sweaty fingers never seemed to stop sweating while I sat at basecamp, about two meters from the start of the rig, amidst all types of cold blustery weather, but it was always smarmy and humid somehow. One day, my window presented itself; super hot and a northerly wind, directly from the dry deserts of Africa, I felt something, potentially like an opportunity. I cruised out to Roadside, booted up, warmed on the moves, made a try, fell at the crux, felt great, rested a moment, pulled on, and from that moment on, it was this surreal mind bending experiance. It felt too chill, almost like all the dreams Ive had of ever sending, yet it was real and terrifying, it was my chance to fall off after the crux...but that never happened. I ended up on top, a suprised and happy man, liberated, unleashed, humbled, proud, potentially wiser, and feeling ridicoulous. The moral is, even if you don't believe in yourself, even if you describe a boulder as being built against you, the opposite of your style, outside of your entire box, "impossible" for some reason, if you will. Like you should have done it by now if you were gonna ever do it. You are wrong. You can suceed. You can do anything. Its like the kitten poster from the Lego Movie...which I forget exact wording to. Buzzin.”

Island 2015 // THE LOST TAPE

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We did some boulders in ze Rocklands last year.. take a look.

Pendragon

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Daniel Eder in Pendragon (8A) - Rocklands from Flo Murnig on Vimeo.

Rocklands 2016

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Rocklands lived up to the hype. Too much to say about it here, but this is a little sample of some of the sending, punting, and shenanigans that ensued…
Climbers: Me and Alex McIntyre, also featuring John Wesely, Mattias Braach-Maksvytis, Austin Purdy, Nat Gustafson

Problem list:
Kings of Convenience (8A)
Nalle’s Tiger Claw (8A)
Ron Ron Et Caramel (7C+)
Director’s Cunt (7B)
Flying Guitar Thief (8A+)
Like A Squirrel (7A+)
Tony’s Big Swoop (7C+) Mattias and Johnny
Hole in One (7C+) Mattias and Austin
Silver Bullet (7A)
Black Velvet (8A)
Three Muskateers (7B)
Panama (8A)
Pendragon (8A)
Pull My Finger (6C)
Røyksopp (8A)
Oxytosin (6B)
Shosholoza (8A+)
The Amphitheatre (8A+)
Many other punts, including Leap of Faith, El Corazon, A Tea With Elmarie, and Out of Balance

All music by Ceschi

Thanks to everybody who made this a wonderful trip!

Realized by Jake Croft

Rocklands 2016 from Jake Croft on Vimeo.

Rocklands Days and Nights

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Most of the hard climbing from a month spent in South Africa through August 2015, featuring: cedar spine ss, the amphitheatre, witness the sickness, poison dwarf direct and black shadow.

Garden of Eden // Nicolas Jaar
Life Round Here // James Blake
D.P.O.M.B. (Âme Live Version) // Henrik Scwarz / Âme / Dixon

Rocklands Days and Nights from Chris Matthew on Vimeo.

"The Island" in South Africa

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The Island in South Africa - Featuring Daniel Woods, Dave Graham, Nalle Hukkataival, Courtney Sanders, Michele Caminati, Chad Greedy and some random critters in Rocklands during July and August 2012.

Lots more footage of this trip is out there on island.io and dpmclimbing.com

Bearcam Presents - The Island in South Africa from Bearcam Media on Vimeo.

"Joseph Malbos"

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"Nutsa"

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Nutsa, Rocklands from Fabi on Vimeo.