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Cedar Spine

V9, Boulder, 20 ft (6 m),  Avg: 4 from 2 votes
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International > Africa > S Africa > Rocklands > Pakhuis Pass > Cedar Spine Gully > Cedar Spine Boulder


In terms of aesthetics, rock quality, and movement, bouldering doesn't get any better than this; one of the very best rock climbs in the world. It is essentially broken into three parts: a fun v4 to the undercling, a v7ish burly compression problem to the "ear" crimp, and two hard moves near the lip. Top out on jugs. A stand start goes at v8.


The obvious arete facing the trail. Sit start on the lowest chalked-up jug, and climb straight up the arete. Scramble off the back.


Many pads and spotters. The landing is flat, but the problem is very tall and has its hardest moves at the top.