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Areas in South Africa

Bronkies 0 / 17 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Cederberg 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hole, The 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Kleinmond 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lion's Head 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Mine, The 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Montagu 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Oudtshoorn 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Peer's Cave 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Rocklands 0 / 0 / 0 / 112 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 112
Silvermine 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Table Mountain 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Waterval Boven 1 / 142 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 143
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 updates from Nicholas Le Maitre
Admins: Michael Sullivan

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2-3 5+
 10
Up The Spout
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Tiger Claw
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Creaking Heights
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Orange Heart
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 3
John Denver
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Zanzibar
Boulder
V7 7A+ PG13
 7
Springbok
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 6
Maniac
Boulder
V8+ 7B+
 8
The Rhino
Boulder
V9-10 7C+
 3
Hole in One
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Jacobs Ladder
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Angel of Mercy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Snakeskin Safari Suit
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Freak-On
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Lotter's Desire
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Up The Spout Rocklands > Kliphuis Campground
 10
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Tiger Claw Rocklands > Pass > Rhino Boulders
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Creaking Heights Rocklands > Pass > Rdside
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Orange Heart Rocklands > Pass > Rd Crew
 4
V4 6B Boulder
John Denver Rocklands > Kliphuis Campground
 3
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Zanzibar Rocklands > … > Close Plateau > Zanzibar Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Springbok Rocklands > Sassies > Ongo Boulder
 7
V7 7A+ PG13 Boulder
Maniac Rocklands > … > Fields of Joy > Maniac Boulder
 6
V7-8 7B Boulder
The Rhino Rocklands > Pass > Rhino Boulders
 8
V8+ 7B+ Boulder
Hole in One Rocklands > de Pakhuys > Arch Valley
 3
V9-10 7C+ Boulder
Jacobs Ladder Table Mtn
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Angel of Mercy Waterval Boven > Wonderland crags > Hallucinogen Wall
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Snakeskin Safari Suit Waterval Boven > Wonderland crags > Hallucinogen Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Freak-On Waterval Boven > Wonderland crags > God No! Wall
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Lotter's Desire Waterval Boven > Wonderland crags > Superbowl
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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