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Quartzite with marked variations in colour and texture. A friable shale layer lies under the quartzite and is very visible just North East of the crags along the river. Some areas, particularly the NW sector, have a very ‘alpine’ feel with unpleasant falls awaiting the unwary belayer. The very uneven terrain can be disorienting. Please consider using the belay safety bolts (painted black) provided at the start of some climbs.

Access issues inherited from King's Kloof

On arrival, please book in with Derek Schneider, the manager of the Rocky Valley camp (083 326 8618). He lives in the house on the left nearest the bridge. Pay R30 per person and sign the indemnity form. If you cannot find Derek the indemnity form is in a grey metal box on a post next to the house. Sign in, put your money in the tin and please be honest! Your money goes to the landowners who have been kind enough to open this area up to us.

For more information on routes, access and permits please see the following websites:

Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) Look at “Who we are” for the different sections of the MCSA

Mountain Club of South Africa – Johannesburg Section website Click on “Access and Properties” for more information Click on “Contact” to get in touch with the MCSA for more information.

ClimbZA website Welcome to the largest & most comprehensive online database of Southern African climbing information. A forum site to find climbing partners or to find out more about different climbing areas and climbs.


From the parking area take the path upstream


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Starts on rock mound, come off on lead and you will land in tree.

Shares 6 draws and anchors with climb on right

Up the main dark crack.

Straight up the main crack using side pulls.

Traverse left under roof on easy rock, then through overhang and tops out left.

FA: The Hungarians, 2012

Up the corner then break through the big roofs.

FA: Neil Margetts, 2012

Set by Pierre Carter, 2011

FA: Dylan Vogt, 2011

Hard start into real easy climbing.

Set by David Tapp

Crosses over ?Fifteen

Set by David Tapp

Climb moves diagonally left up a decent ledge. Best to clean on top rope since the route runs diagonally left.

FA: Neil Margetts, 2012

Fun face climb.

FA: Pierre Joubert, 2011

Pulls through little overhang onto face above. Technical and fun.

FA: Neil Margetts, 2011

Crux is at the start, great warm up climb.

FA: Neil Margetts, 2011

Last route on the right when facing the crag. On angle, shares chains with 15 next door. Best to clean on top rope since the climb goes diagonally left.

FA: Pierre Joubert, 2011


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