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BETA PHOTO: A view of "The Flying Dutchman".
Located on a prominent prow I like to call "The Flying Dutchman", 'Cape Point' ascends the right side of this feature. Start directly under a high roof and to the right of a small bulge/nose feature. Climb up to a good foot ledge and reach out left to clip the 1st bolt. Work left to the bulge/nose feature, possibly moving downwards a bit. Pull/mantle onto the bulge/nose feature and find a great left-hand jug to clip the 2nd bolt. Move out right to the high roof and work through the first and easier crux of pulling onto the ledge above the roof, where a good rest presents itself. Another crux appears between the 3rd and 4th bolts. Follow 2 more bolts to some easier traditional climbing up cracks and blocks. There are some fun exit moves to get to a 2-bolt anchor with chains and quick-links.
From the Main Wall on the West Side, go North (upstream) about 100 meters. You can't miss "The Flying Dutchman", a prominent prow on the West Side. This route is just to the right of 'Cape of Good Hope
' and about halfway between the Main Wall and 'NoJo
6 bolts for the bottom half of the climb leads you to easier traditional climbing for the second half. A light rack of cams up to #1 BD C4, a single set of nuts, and slings will get you to the top. A nice 2-bolt anchor with chains and quick-links are at the top to rappel down.
BETA PHOTO: Nik working through the bulge/nose feature of Cape...
BETA PHOTO: Nik starting the roof moves on Cape Point, 5.11-.
BETA PHOTO: Cape Point, 5.11-.
By George Bracksieck
Sep 4, 2016
This route doesn't seem any harder than the one to its left.