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Fred Nicole Climbs New V14/15 at Age 46

Swiss bouldering legend Fred Nicole, who was the first climber to send V14 back in 1996, has sent his new Chakijana V14/15. The new route is in Rocklands and after his send, Nicole wrote on Instagram, “What a crazy week! The last climbing day in the Rocklands I managed to climb this line on the beautiful orange wall just left of Stalker – I was looking at it more closely since my last visit there in May.

“It is a beautiful orange wall with quite a few strange moves, that tooked me a while to figure out. I named it Chakijana, a Zulu storyteller tells it is a meercat, others a hero of their culture… I just liked the sound of it.”

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