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Ongo Boulder Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,505'
Location: -32.04961, 19.0209 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Michael Sullivan, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Jul 24, 2016
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Description 

Some of the best highballs you will ever see. The awe inspiring lines ascend the tall faces of this boulder are one of the reasons Rocklands has become such a popular international destination. While the lines are tall the landings are for the most part clean and flat meaning that with enough pads and good spotters they can be tackled with a higher than normal sense of security. The problems run a good range of difficulty from Font 6b (one Font 4 crack) to Font 7c+ (with a couple of grade 8 link up and direct lines) meaning there are opportunities to find challenges for most everyone who is interested.

The problems themselves tend to be slightly overhanging, with harder moves off of thin edges and most of them at one point or another pass at least one large horizontal.

Getting There 

The approach trail ends in an open area with the classic Shosholoza slightly to the right. Ongo is a large boulder to the left of the open area. GPS is on the parking area.

Climbing Season

For the Rocklands area.

Weather station 38.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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From a SDS on jugs move up and left into a shallow left facing corner that is capped by a roof on big holds that seem to get further apart the higher you get. Then make a big move going back right to the obvious horizontal jug just past half height on the face. From here either play the Springbok and jump to the next horizontal jug or make a long reach to a thin edge and figure out how to use this to get there.You can traverse off to the right at the first large horizontal, this is called the Bi...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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