Baboons 5 to 8 October 2017

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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Michael » 17 Jan 2017 15:49

Alex Roux wrote:For some reason I do not seem to be able to delete my own posts anymore
Don't worry, I fixed it for you :thumbup:
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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by David M » 17 Jan 2017 16:28

May I suggest that if all goes well and we have completed Baboons by the 5th that we go and have a look at Letele Pass? It is about 190 km away.
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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Alex Roux » 17 Jan 2017 16:48

David M wrote:May I suggest that if all goes well and we have completed Baboons by the 5th that we go and have a look at Letele Pass? It is about 190 km away.

I cannot see the harm done in a "look / see" detour.
Those that are in a hurry can go straight home.

My understanding of Letele is that it is a big collection of boulders masquerading as a pass.
It should not be done without 35" tires and lockers all round and probably comparable to Carnage Canyon in terms of difficulty and likely damage
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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by David M » 17 Jan 2017 16:59

Alex Roux wrote:
David M wrote:May I suggest that if all goes well and we have completed Baboons by the 5th that we go and have a look at Letele Pass? It is about 190 km away.

I cannot see the harm done in a "look / see" detour.
Those that are in a hurry can go straight home.

My understanding of Letele is that it is a big collection of boulders masquerading as a pass.
It should not be done without 35" tires and lockers all round and probably comparable to Carnage Canyon in terms of difficulty and likely damage
Great. "Look /see" as "It should not be done without 35" tires and lockers all round and probably comparable to Carnage Canyon in terms of difficulty and likely damage". And the same guys said you have to have front and rear lockers for Superman!!!!
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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Alex Roux » 17 Jan 2017 20:30

Ja, okay, so we will have a look see what this pass looks like.
Maybe it ia not as bad
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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Wilkie » 17 Jan 2017 21:09

David M wrote:Have to just get the leave approved and I will be in.

My fishing time is taking a serious knock this year because of all these lekker trips.
don't worry Dave..i'm selling my boat lock stock and tackle :surprised: :surprised: .found new love....4X4 ing with the FORUM guys :blonde: :blonde: :blonde:

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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Michael » 18 Jan 2017 05:05

I really want to do this one and have been getting away without rock sliders untill now....... but think its sort of a must have for this trip?
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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Tinus lotz » 18 Jan 2017 07:39

Reenen sê dit was n breeze in n patrol....maak seker ook verskil watter tyd van die jaar mens ry :thumbup:

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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Mamba » 18 Jan 2017 07:48

I drove Baboons pass in a 2.7 Nissan Terrano (LWB) without any lockers/ LSD nor rockslider. I'll post some pics later.

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Re: Baboons 3-7/8 October 2017

Post by Alex Roux » 18 Jan 2017 08:03

Tinus lotz wrote:Reenen sê dit was n breeze in n patrol....maak seker ook verskil watter tyd van die jaar mens ry :thumbup:
Youtube wat ek gesien het van karre wat gly was baie-sukkel (dit was sneeu en/of reen).
So droe toestande, dan dink ek sal dit redelik maklik wees in Patrol.

Wat rocksliders betref:
Michael, jy het al baie plekke gery waar ek dit nie sou waag sonder sliders nie. Jou besluit. Jy sal dit in elk geval een of ander tyd moet opsit.
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