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The Hardcore competitors at the first local Deep Water Soloing comp at Wilgepoort have all red pointed at least a 28 recently.

Some edge into the early thirties.

The competitors' sport climbing route scorecards at the international 8a site is in French grades. The conversion table from SA grades to the French is over here.

 

Here are the guys in the Hardcore Category, in first name order:

Alex Bester

Started climbing in 2008: Sport, trad and some bouldering.

Hardest red point SA 30, French 8a.

8a scorecard 

Mid on-crux on Fossil Fuel (8a) which he later sent. 

Opposing gravity on Opposing Forces a new 28 at WigWam.

On Bikini Red, 28, The Theatre, Boven.

 

Brian Weaver

Started climbing in 2006: Sport.

Hardest red point SA 33, French 8b+.

8a scorecard

Downgrading The Beast to 31, Wonderland - Waterval Boven.

Flashing ‘Is My Driving Dangerous’ in Nigeria.

On Shadowfax 33 [8b+].

 

Donovan Willis 

8a score card not available.

On an unnamed 29 in Waterkloof, Eastern Cape

 

Ebert Nel

Started climbing in 2008: Sport, trad, some bouldering.

Hardest red point SA 33, French 8b+.

8a scorecard

On Stitch It (29), Tranquilitas - Waterval Boven. 

On Bovenator (28).

On Three Amigos at the Lost World.

 

Evan Margetts

Started climbing in 2009: Sport, trad, bouldering.

Hardest red point SA 29, French 7c+.

8a scorecard

On Faberge (28) at Fernkloof.

On Vampire(27) at Canyon, Kloof Gorge.

 

Falco Filotto

Started climbing in 2006: Sport.

Hardest red point SA 31, French 8a+.

8a scorecard

On Short Circuit, 31 - Oudtshoorn. 

Opening "Flight Simulator" 31/8a+ in Narrow Kloof.

 

Grivin Roering

Started climbing in 2011.

Hardest red point SA 29, French 7c+.

8a scorecard

Third place U17 at Climbing Barn's 8th annual comp in 2013.

 

Ivan van der Tang

Started climbing in 2010: Sport, trad.

Hardest red point SA 31, French 8a+.

8a scorecard

Fighting through the 2nd crux of Snapdragon (29) at Waterval Boven.

On Tomahawk 29 at Wigwam.

Pulling through the roof of Fossil Fuel 30 at Chosspile.

 

Johannes Hachmann

Started climbing in 1998.

Hardest red point SA 28, French 7c.

8a scorecard

 

Jahne Theron

Started climbing in 2002.

Hardest red point SA 30, French 8a.

8a scorecard

On "Decodyfier" (8a) in the Blue Mountains, Australia.

Lapping up the crux of 'Big Wide Open' 28, Eagle Crag, Harrismith.

 

The gal with an 8a score card:

One of the gals beats some of the hardcore guys in the South African sport route rankings on 8a. Her name is Illona Pelser.

Illona Pelser

Started climbing in 2006.

Hardest red point SA 29, French 7c+.

8a scorecard

On Point Break (29) at Supertubes, Bad Kloof.

Rapture of the Steep (23) at the Wave Cave, KZN.

On Headology 28 at the Mag Wall in Shongweni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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