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The Foundry Rock Climbing 

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Contain some of the seepest climbing in Boven and one of the most memorable 22s around.

North facing, it is not called the Foundry for nothing. It is very hot, even on a cold sunny winter day. Best to go on a cloudy day or even a rainy day. If an electric storm arrives, retreat in the back of the deepest section of the caves.

Getting There 

From the grassy plateau in front of The Restaurant crags, you get to the west end of the cliff edge and and follow the path heading east. When it climbs up slightly and get to large boulders, look for a cairn. The rap chains are on a flat rock on the cliff edge. You are on top of Meltdown. Smelt down is on your left (west). This 5.9 (South African grade 17) will be your way out. You can also scramble to the top around the corner.

Climbing Season

For the Waterval Boven area.

Weather station 15.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Smeltdown 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Africa : South Africa : ... : The Foundry
Engage on the face and go left after the second bolt, then face climb to the top. Badly bolted. Make sure you are comfortable at this grade. A fall in the sequence between the second and the third bolt can lead you to the ground....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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