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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
Sun 15th Jul 2018 - Magaliesberg
Trident Kloof Climbs on the True Right
17 Crescendo

First pitch poor gear and glassy smooth section. Bring down the star rating by one. Pitch 2 is nicer, with a funky move around the nose. Pitch 3 really good!

- with Sarel Petrus, Roger Diamond
1 15 15m
2 15 18m lead by Roger Diamond
3 17 22 lead by Sarel Petrus
Trad 55m Magaliesberg Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sun 15th Jul 2018
Sun 8th Jul 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area The Superbowl
22 Sleepless Tad

Whaling on the ledge. Still counts

- with Collin Crabtree
Sport 12 Waterval Boven Classic Marc de Maillard
Sun 8th Jul 2018
Sat 7th Jul 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area The Superbowl
22 Sleepless Tad

Tried to gaston the upper pinch before the ledge.

- with Sven Möllgaard
Sport 12 Waterval Boven Classic Marc de Maillard
Sat 7th Jul 2018
22 Sleepless Tad

1 fall, rest clean

- with Sven Möllgaard
Sport 12 Waterval Boven Classic Marc de Maillard
Sat 7th Jul 2018
Sun 1st Jul 2018 - Wellington's Dome
Sarcophagus
19 Naughty Nefertiti

Grabbed the draw in the upper crack, and underclinged the hell of a draw to reach "something" on the bulge

- with andra
Sport 11 Wellington's Dome Good Marc de Maillard
Sun 1st Jul 2018
18 Archimedes Screw

Nice flakes features, more hand grips than most climbs at the dome

- with Andra
Sport 8 Wellington's Dome Good Marc de Maillard
Sun 1st Jul 2018
16 Sexy Lady

Simul-climbed pitches 4 and 5.

1 17 25m
2 15 20m
3 15 20m
4 13 20m
5 14 20m
Sport 110m, 15 Wellington's Dome Good Francois Pieterse
Sun 1st Jul 2018
Sat 30th Jun 2018 - Wellington's Dome
North Dome
21 Where Falcons Fear (Where Falcons Fear Linkup Older Slower Wiser)

Finished up OSW because WED was crammed. Noah solo'd most of P4, clipping only one bolt at the first set of anchors.

1 20 30m
2 21 30m
3 19 30m
4 14 40m linkup Older Slower Wiser
Sport 130m Wellington's Dome Very Good Francois Pieterse
Sat 30th Jun 2018
Sun 24th Jun 2018 - Bronkhorstspruit Crag
17 Pumkin Time

Huge loose block on the right, not sure if route still climbable

Sport 6 Bronkhorstspruit Crag Average Marc de Maillard
Sun 24th Jun 2018
21 Blue Suede Shoes

Amazing route! 1 fall going right after ledge, 2 falls on the top horn, multiples rests

- with Ansie,
Sport 14 Bronkhorstspruit Crag Classic Marc de Maillard
Sun 24th Jun 2018
Sat 23rd Jun 2018 - Strubens Valley
Lower Section
18 Sidewalk Vendetta

Good climbing and then a technical crux. Loved this route.

Sport 5 Strubens Valley Very Good Pieter Steyn
Sat 23rd Jun 2018
18 A Delicate One

Very delicate few moves up the face.

Sport 4 Strubens Valley Good Pieter Steyn
Sat 23rd Jun 2018
Sun 17th Jun 2018 - Hanglip
Hanglip South II
F1 Cycad Ridge

The route was a bit hairy for an F1, maybe it's easier if you choose a different line.

We descended by abseiling down the gully just right of the ridge.

Trad Hanglip Good Francois Pieterse
Sun 17th Jun 2018
7C+ No late tenders

Really long roof climb - suits me I guess? Felt really easy for 7C+

Boulder Rocklands Good robbiephillips
Sun 17th Jun 2018
8A No late benders

In all honesty I wouldn't really add a "+" grade for this extra bit at the beginning. Felt like doing a pumpy 7C or route grade 8a+/b?

Boulder Rocklands Average robbiephillips
Sun 17th Jun 2018
7C+ Macho king

Brilliant climbing, pretty high - solo the arete to finish!

Boulder Rocklands Very Good robbiephillips
Sun 17th Jun 2018
Sat 16th Jun 2018 - Hanglip
Hanglip South II
F2 Afternoon Ascension

Pitches 3, 6, and 7 very unprotected. Apparently it is possible from pitch 6 to go diagonally left to the top.

1 11 15m
2 14 30m
3 16 25m
4 16 25m
5 16 25m
6 13 30m
7 10 30m
Trad 180m Hanglip Average Francois Pieterse
Sat 16th Jun 2018
Fri 15th Jun 2018 - Rocklands
The Pass Roadside - Right E: A Question of Balance Boulder
7B A Question of Balance

One hard move!

Boulder Rocklands Good robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
8A Out of Balance

2nd Go! What a surprise this was Would be 7C or 7C+ back in the UK. But I'm rubbish with boulder grades...

Boulder Rocklands Classic robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
7C Sunset Arete

Psyched to Onsight this one - pretty straightforward moves. A Fred Nicole classic.

Boulder Rocklands Very Good robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
8A+ Nutsa

Certainly not harder than 8A - but in my opinion much harder than "Out of Balance". A brilliant line, absolutely classic, fantastic moves up a huge hanging arete! B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!

Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
6B+ Vertige

The classic warm up - I think some folk could find this hard, some might find it easy...

Boulder Rocklands Good robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
7A Sunset traverse

Funny, I thought it was really easy for 7A, but my friend Alan found it super desperate. I think if you're short and not too powerful then it could be hard. Really awesome climbing through the overhang - but I think "Vertige" is more fun for me.

Boulder Rocklands Very Good robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
6C Freaking heights

2 Mats and Marie spotting = Scary!

Proper 6C this one

Boulder Rocklands Mega Classic robbiephillips
Fri 15th Jun 2018
Thu 14th Jun 2018 - Rocklands
The Pass Roadside - Left F
4 Pinky

I'd at least give this a V number grade, a little tricky on the finish.

Boulder Rocklands Average Jackson Allan
Thu 14th Jun 2018
Wed 13th Jun 2018 - Rocklands
The Pass Roadcrew AA
6C The roof is on fire

Dabbed on the flash

Boulder Rocklands Classic Jackson Allan
Wed 13th Jun 2018
Sat 9th Jun 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area The God No Wall
24 Freak On

Bailed, no power endurance on this trip. The part I climbed was pretty good.

Sport 12 Waterval Boven Jackson Allan
Sat 9th Jun 2018
19 The day of the Triffids

Long, sustained, varied, climbs so well!

- with Nicole M
Sport 25m, 14 Waterval Boven Mega Classic Jackson Allan
Sat 9th Jun 2018
24 Women Ain't Nothing But Trouble

This few days has been a lesson in crack climbing.

- with Nicole M
Sport 9 Waterval Boven Very Good Jackson Allan
Sat 9th Jun 2018
18 Banging Bridget Jones

Hugging the fridge, I guess that's where the name comes from :S

- with Nicole M
Sport 9 Waterval Boven Good Jackson Allan
Sat 9th Jun 2018
Fri 8th Jun 2018 - Waterval Boven
The Waterfall Crags The Last Crag of the Century
21 The Three Mosquitos

Blew the last draw... another awesome Boven route

- with Nicole M
Sport 18 Waterval Boven Jackson Allan
Fri 8th Jun 2018
27 Lotter's Desire

I think thecrag has it's alignment of South African grades out of kilter. Locals say this is 7b+, which would put it at Aussie 26. But here 27 is converting to 25 in Australia. Certainly the crux move wasn't simple, not sure I can take this down on a 3 day trip. Superb climbing, super classic, and I only worked half the route

- with Nicole M
Sport 11 Waterval Boven Mega Classic Jackson Allan
Fri 8th Jun 2018
18 Snakeskin Safari Suit

Awesome climbing!

- with Nicole M
Sport 15m, 10 Waterval Boven Classic Jackson Allan
Fri 8th Jun 2018
24 Women Ain't Nothing But Trouble

Draws were up and went for an OS attempt. Blew the weird stemming moves at the start. Not sure I could have done that layback crack anyway, not used to bolted crack lines

- with Nicole M
Sport 9 Waterval Boven Very Good Jackson Allan
Fri 8th Jun 2018
16 Angel of Mercy

Another great climb, Just a bit short for 3 stars!

- with Nicole M
Sport 8 Waterval Boven Classic Jackson Allan
Fri 8th Jun 2018
18 Vision Thing

Awesome and varied route. Would get 3 stars back home!

- with Nicole M
Sport 35m, 18 Waterval Boven Classic Jackson Allan
Fri 8th Jun 2018
17 Golden Pie

Sneaky last climb before hiking out. Climbed the wrong route, but still not bad.

- with Nicole M
Sport 7 Waterval Boven Good Jackson Allan
Fri 8th Jun 2018
Thu 7th Jun 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area Tranquilitas Grunt Area
16 Little Bonsai

Very interesting climbing for the grade.

- with Nicole M
Sport 20m, 12 Waterval Boven Very Good Jackson Allan
Thu 7th Jun 2018
Sun 3rd Jun 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area The Superbowl
21 Precision Feather

Un sent the chain move twice :-(

- with Jethro whatson
Sport 12 Waterval Boven Classic Marc de Maillard
Sun 3rd Jun 2018
19 Dead Gecko

Balancy move in the middle of the route

Sport 7 Waterval Boven Good Raymond Gates
Sun 3rd Jun 2018
18 Captain Hook

Open book climb

Sport 12 Waterval Boven Classic Raymond Gates
Sun 3rd Jun 2018
Sat 2nd Jun 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area Hallucinogenic Wall
21 Dead Ant

Beta intensiv going right

- with Jethro whatson
Sport 10 Waterval Boven Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 2nd Jun 2018
21 Dead Ant

Got all the moves, but messed up the sequence

- with Jethro whatson
Sport 10 Waterval Boven Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 2nd Jun 2018
Fri 1st Jun 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area Baboon Buttress
18 JENGA

Tricky crux at top

Sport 25m, 12 Waterval Boven Mega Classic Raymond Gates
Fri 1st Jun 2018
Sun 20th May 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area The Superbowl
21 Glen

1rest 2moves below à ledge grrr

- with Ansie
Sport 15 Waterval Boven Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sun 20th May 2018
17 Aussie Rules

2 well marked loose blocks, move a lot but can't get out. Right one is split... Would probably be a good idea to crowbar them out?

Sport 10 Waterval Boven Good Marc de Maillard
Sun 20th May 2018
17 Lining Your Pockets

Nice hand jam training opportunity below the chains!

- with Thérèse
Sport 9 Waterval Boven Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sun 20th May 2018
Sat 19th May 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area Tranquilitas Good And Evil Area
23 Who's Line is it Anyway

Great, à few hard crimps for me, hidden jug on the left, missed the top big undercling

- with Ruan de Clercq
Sport 9 Waterval Boven Classic Marc de Maillard
Sat 19th May 2018
Sun 13th May 2018 - Montagu
Bad Kloof Sloth
17 Two for the Show

Anchor bolts rusted

- with Camille Olianti
Sport Montagu Very Good Andre-Hugo van Zyl
Sun 13th May 2018
Sat 12th May 2018 - The Chosspile
Harry Potter Area
19 Hermione Puts Out

Fun move left around nose. Then traversed right to corner

- with Kristoff
Sport 10 The Chosspile Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 12th May 2018
17 Raven's Claw

Multiple nice small side pulls, last bolt and chains à bit far but felt safe. On last bolt, just stand from low hands and give that slab the best hug you have!

- with Kristoff
Sport 9 The Chosspile Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 12th May 2018
18 Huff'n Puff

First half toprope on Kristoff fail lead attempt, then 1fall after desperate clip from deep triangle. Some Tricky feet, quite crimp, I'd say 19 at least.

- with Kristoff
Sport 9 The Chosspile Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 12th May 2018
16 Crookshanks

Lots of useful feature not obvious/chalked.

- with Kristoff
Sport 8 The Chosspile Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 12th May 2018
Sun 6th May 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area Hallucinogenic Wall
20 Moondance

A super route.

Sport 12 Waterval Boven Classic Francois Pieterse
Sun 6th May 2018
16 Cenotaph Corner

Very traddy route

Sport 9 Waterval Boven Very Good Francois Pieterse
Sun 6th May 2018
19 Once in a Blue Moon

This route is really hard, even the face climbing at the top felt much harder than 19.

Sport 11 Waterval Boven Average Francois Pieterse
Sun 6th May 2018
Fri 27th Apr 2018 - Strubens Valley
Far Right
18 PIXILATED

There is a broken hold in the middle of the route which pushes up the grade.

Sport 15m, 6 Strubens Valley Very Good Craig Pickavance
Fri 27th Apr 2018
Sun 22nd Apr 2018 - Kransberg
Chevron Area
15 Hatchet

There is lichen on the rock at the bottom but it clears up halfway up P2. The run-out bit on P2 is easy climbing luckily. The rest is very good.

1 15 23m
2 13 28m
3 12 26m
4 13 32m
5 11 29m
Trad 140m Kransberg Good Francois Pieterse
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
18 The Fourth Beast

still sketchy, forgot the proper foot

- with Odette Lippold
Sport 7m, 7 King's Kloof Good Marc de Maillard
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
19 Zacharias' Tree

Warm up your fingers beforehand, it's short but THIN!

- with andrew louw, Odette Lippold
Sport 5m, 6 King's Kloof Good Marc de Maillard
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
Sat 14th Apr 2018 - Magaliesberg
Mhlabatini True Left
19 Passive Rhythms

Route was a little loose in places but gear in the crack was adequate. Very scary.

Trad 28m Magaliesberg Good Francois Pieterse
Sat 14th Apr 2018
17 Oblique

A nice route.

Trad 12m Magaliesberg Good Francois Pieterse
Sat 14th Apr 2018
15 Straight Edge Corner

First trad lead experience ! amazing !

- with Andrew Harvey
Trad 32m Magaliesberg Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 14th Apr 2018
18 Delicacy

Really fun end, turning the corner reveals so many cool features!

- with Andrew Harvey, Ruan de Clercq,
1 7 18m
2 18 20m
3 15 12m
4 15 5m
Trad 55m Magaliesberg Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 14th Apr 2018
15 Subtle

We climbed an open book about 6m left of Oblique. Only one move, will be easy if you're tall.

Trad 12m Magaliesberg Don't Bother Francois Pieterse
Sat 14th Apr 2018
Sun 8th Apr 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area Baboon Buttress
18 JENGA

very close scare, retreated left into the rest corner, but finished clean

- with Ruan de Clercq
Sport 25m, 12 Waterval Boven Classic Marc de Maillard
Sun 8th Apr 2018
21 Toolbox

1 rest on last (crux) move short face before the chains. failed onsight !

- with Ruan de Clercq
Sport 31m, 17 Waterval Boven Mega Classic Marc de Maillard
Sun 8th Apr 2018
Sat 7th Apr 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area The Disciple Wall
19 The day of the Triffids

1 fall above large incut after going right back to left

- with ockert joubert
Sport 25m, 14 Waterval Boven Mega Classic Marc de Maillard
Sat 7th Apr 2018
20 Halongmaishlong

1 fall on first roof, start again from there clean finish

- with gerhard
Sport 13 Waterval Boven Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 7th Apr 2018
Sun 1st Apr 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area The Disciple Wall
19 The day of the Triffids

1 fall above large incut going right

- with Karine Bezuidenhout
Sport 25m, 14 Waterval Boven Mega Classic Marc de Maillard
Sun 1st Apr 2018
Sat 31st Mar 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area Baboon Buttress
19 Jamani

Fell 3 times and bruised my left cheek to get the 3rd draw in... But finished it!

- with guenther bargon
Sport 6 Waterval Boven Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 31st Mar 2018
Fri 30th Mar 2018 - Kransberg
Chevron Area
17 Reprobate

Lead P4 in the rain. Excellent gear.

1 21 30m
2 17 30m
3 10 8m
4 13 30m
5 15 30m
Trad 130m Kransberg Very Good Francois Pieterse
Fri 30th Mar 2018
Sat 24th Mar 2018 - The Chosspile
Wall Of Aglarond
18 Shorty

Or how to choose the 2 stupidest places to clip while rests are available 1 move away

Sport 8 The Chosspile Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 24th Mar 2018
21 A Shortcut To Mushrooms

Super pumpy

- with Eddie harvey
Sport 8 The Chosspile Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 24th Mar 2018
Wed 21st Mar 2018 - Magaliesberg
Mhlabatini True Right
15 Markwell

We got a bit lost on the route. We climbed up a crack above the first comfortable ledge and traversed left over smooth ramp. It was pretty good. We climbed up too high from this point before traversing left and the climb may be better if we went left lower. The 4th pitch (grade 7) was not worth it, it may be possible to abseil of a tree before it.

Trad 65m Magaliesberg Francois Pieterse
Wed 21st Mar 2018
Sun 11th Mar 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area Hallucinogenic Wall
15 Man Slaves

Very cool.

Sport 9 Waterval Boven Very Good Francois Pieterse
Sun 11th Mar 2018
Sat 10th Mar 2018 - Monteseel
Eastern Buttress Near Eastern Buttress The Hallucination Area
23 The Entertainer Direct

Great climb. Beautiful sequence.

- with Dave
Trad 20m Monteseel Mega Classic Dave
Sat 10th Mar 2018
23 The Entertainer Direct

Great climb. Beautiful sequence.

- with Dave
Trad 20m Monteseel Mega Classic Dave
Sat 10th Mar 2018
23 The Entertainer Direct

Great climb. Beautiful sequence.

- with Dave
Trad 20m Monteseel Mega Classic Dave
Sat 10th Mar 2018
23 The Entertainer Direct

Great climb. Beautiful sequence.

- with Dave
Trad 20m Monteseel Mega Classic Dave
Sat 10th Mar 2018
23 The Entertainer Direct

Great climb. Beautiful sequence.

- with Dave
Trad 20m Monteseel Mega Classic Dave
Sat 10th Mar 2018
23 The Entertainer Direct

Great climb. Beautiful sequence.

- with Dave
Trad 20m Monteseel Mega Classic Dave
Sat 10th Mar 2018
Sun 4th Mar 2018 - Waterval Boven
Wonderland Area Hallucinogenic Wall
17 Hemp on the HIll

super scary above the roof

- with laura, carlos
Sport 11 Waterval Boven Marc de Maillard
Sun 4th Mar 2018
19 Slim JIm

layback all the way...

Sport 7 Waterval Boven Good Marc de Maillard
Sun 4th Mar 2018
Sat 3rd Mar 2018 - Magaliesberg
Mhlabatini True Left
16 Jelly Beans

I'm not sure about pitch 2. All the rock is grey and orange and nothing looks like an obvious slab. What I did was:

  1. 30m (13) To the left and above the first pitch is a corner with a slabby left wall and a short chimney on the right. Scramble up the chimney and move onto left wall when the roof blocks the chimney. Pull up to ledge with a small obelisk on it. Climb back around arete and jam up crack to top of a pillar. Continue up corner to a dassie cave. Traverse right out of cave and scramble up gully to top.

There may be more interesting climbing by traversing left at the dassie cave. It is possible that the real 2nd pitch starts further to the left.

1 17 25
2 30
Trad 43m Magaliesberg Very Good Francois Pieterse
Sat 3rd Mar 2018
Sun 18th Feb 2018 - Mt Everest Nature Reserve
Eagle's Head Mountain Eagle's Head
21 Power Pigeon

Lots of rests!!!

Sport 15 Mt Everest Nature Reserve Mega Classic Marc de Maillard
Sun 18th Feb 2018
20 ToughTurkey

Greg was supposed to lead the 18... shat my pants during the climb, and traversing to the next pitch !

- with richard, greg wright
Sport 10 Mt Everest Nature Reserve Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sun 18th Feb 2018
Sat 17th Feb 2018 - Mt Everest Nature Reserve
Mt. Everest Alternative Rock
21 Some Girls Wonder

5 first draws clean, pumped after traverse

- with Karine Bezuidenhout, richard
Sport 12 Mt Everest Nature Reserve Very Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 17th Feb 2018
22 Josie get your gun

Max 20 for taller climbers, at least 22 for shoter climbers

Sport 22m Silvermine Very Good PaddyHB
Sat 17th Feb 2018
18 Long Haired Freaky People

Last move fail

Sport 8 Mt Everest Nature Reserve Good Marc de Maillard
Sat 17th Feb 2018
Fri 16th Feb 2018 - Montagu
Bosch Kloof‎ The Forest
19 Forest Gump

Squeeze job

Sport Montagu Don't Bother PaddyHB
Fri 16th Feb 2018
Sun 11th Feb 2018 - Higgovale Quarry
14 Everyman's Fantasy

A much more interesting and harder variation is to climb the face just after the first bolt. I think it will be at least a 22 move to cross the face on the left of the second bolt.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 10m, 5 Higgovale Quarry Average Renato da Costa
Sun 11th Feb 2018
20 If Women Were Gods

with Loads of Beta !

- with eddie harvey
Sport 14 Bronkhorstspruit Crag Classic Marc de Maillard
Sun 11th Feb 2018
Wed 7th Feb 2018 - Silvermine
Blaze of Glory
19 Drop Zone

Classic

- with Jeff Murugan, Tatsuma
Sport Silvermine Classic Renato da Costa
Wed 7th Feb 2018
Tue 6th Feb 2018 - Higgovale Quarry
23 Cast Your Vote

Short route. Feels better if you keep climbing and finish at the anchor of the 19 called Stompie.

- with Justine Cole
Sport Higgovale Quarry Good Renato da Costa
Tue 6th Feb 2018
Sat 3rd Feb 2018 - Silvermine
Main Crag
16 Argent

An easy and beautiful warm up.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 22m Silvermine Good Renato da Costa
Sat 3rd Feb 2018
19 Argentum

A bit technical roof section. Nice route.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 22m Silvermine Good Renato da Costa
Sat 3rd Feb 2018
22 Jono Gordon's Route

Nice boulderist route. My endurance didn't allowed me to onsight it.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 25m Silvermine Very Good Renato da Costa
Sat 3rd Feb 2018
18 Cool Hand Luke (Cool handed Luke)

Sustained 18 all the way up.

- with Guilherme Franzmann
Sport 24m Silvermine Good Renato da Costa
Sat 3rd Feb 2018
Mon 29th Jan 2018 - The Mine
Sickle Moon Sector
15 YEBO!

The first move is tricky if you don't know the route.

- with Justine Cole
Sport 5 The Mine Good Renato da Costa
Mon 29th Jan 2018

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