Elevation: 4,315 ft
GPS: -30.789, 24.302 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Charlie-Ann on Jan 2, 2009 with improvements by Nicholas Le Maitre
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Description

An amazing friendly place. If you just go there to boulder at Rocklands you will miss out on the amazing sport and trad climbing that is spread right across the country.

Getting There

The easiest is to fly to Johannesburg, probably via Dubai/Qatar or Europe. A two hour flight from Johannesburg will get you to Cape Town which has awesome trad on Table Mountain in the city, sport and boulder close by and masses of sport in Montagu about 3h north east, or 3-4h to the Cederberg home to the best trad, sport and bouldering in the country.

Waterval Boven, the premier sport climbing venue is about 4h from Johannesburg by car, or you can fly to Nelspruit, but that's expensive.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Africa

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V4 6B
 25
Girl On Our Mind
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
Tiger Claw
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
Orange Heart
Boulder
V5 6C
 18
Sex Etiquette
Boulder
V6 7A
 6
Zanzibar
Boulder
V6 7A
 5
John Denver
Boulder
V7 7A+ PG13
 9
Springbok
Boulder
V8- 7B
 12
Minki
Boulder
V8+ 7B+
 13
The Rhino
Boulder
V9-10 7C+
 6
Hole in One
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Jacobs Ladder
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Jenga
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Bonar
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Endless Summer
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Lotter's Desire
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Girl On Our Mind Rocklands > … > Close Plateau > Poison Dwarf Boulder
 25
V4 6B Boulder
Tiger Claw Rocklands > Pass > Rhino Boulders
 8
V4 6B Boulder
Orange Heart Rocklands > Pass > Rd Crew
 8
V4 6B Boulder
Sex Etiquette Rocklands > de Pakhuys > Arch Valley
 18
V5 6C Boulder
Zanzibar Rocklands > … > Close Plateau > Zanzibar Boulder
 6
V6 7A Boulder
John Denver Rocklands > Kliphuis Campground
 5
V6 7A Boulder
Springbok Rocklands > Sassies > Ongo Boulder
 9
V7 7A+ PG13 Boulder
Minki Rocklands > de Pakhuys > Far Plateau
 12
V8- 7B Boulder
The Rhino Rocklands > Pass > Rhino Boulders
 13
V8+ 7B+ Boulder
Hole in One Rocklands > de Pakhuys > Arch Valley
 6
V9-10 7C+ Boulder
Jacobs Ladder Table Mountain
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Jenga Waterval Boven > Wonderland crags > God No! Wall
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bonar Waterval Boven > Restaurant crags > Restaurant crag, The
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Endless Summer Waterval Boven > Waterfall crags > last crag of the century
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Lotter's Desire Waterval Boven > Wonderland crags > Superbowl
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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