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Access issues inherited from The Chosspile

Due to past safety issues, as of mid 2011 the following access arrangements were negotiated by the MCSA with Mount Amanzi, which has legal control of the land:

Only recognised climbing club members (MCSA, SANCF, or University) who have an up-to-date membership card, with a photo, are allowed to climb at the Chosspile.

Each club member is allowed a single guest.

Members and guests first report to Mount Amanzi’s reception (same side of the road, but across the river from the Chosspile) where they sign an indemnity and pay R30 per person. Climbers are then given a wrist band for the day, which identifies them to guards both at the parking area and the crags.

Although guards are paid R5 per guest, please feel free to supplement their earnings.

Note: Yearly passes are available.

Routes

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24 ** DRAKO Sport
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FA: Stephen Mallory, Wessel du Plooy & Cara Fleisher

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19 * HARRY POTHEAD Sport

Interesting stemming low down, and a powerful hand jam to clip for the crux.

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23 *** DOBBY Sport
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19 ** DODGY GLUE Sport

There are some rather aggressive starlings nesting nearby...be prepared to be flown at.

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24 MAN THANG Sport

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10

Natural Gear

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23 *** MOANING MURTLE Sport
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18 SALAZAR Sport

Start 5m right of Moaning Myrtle. The route takes an almost straight line to the bolts, with a crux at 1/3 height and a tricky move onto the top of an overhang near the top. Good climbing.

Set by David Tapp

FA: Daniel Hannah, 2010

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22 ** SPONGIFY Sport
14
19 VOLTAMOR Sport

Power climb up a black open book. Mantle shelf out of a roof, to the chains. Nice climb!

15
20 * DIFFINDO Sport
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15 THE BLOODY BARON Sport 12

Start in corner, just left of chimney. Move left onto slab then right onto a short right facing corner. Climb to ledge then move left onto left facing corner. Steep moves at the top. Bad rope drag - take some long draws.

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16 THE SLAB OF SNAPE Sport 29m, 15

The first route on the main face.Climb a series of ledges then up to good holds under a small overhang. Move left under overhang and up the slab (crux). A 60m rope ESSENTIAL.

FA: Neil Margetts, 2010

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Sport

FA: Dylan Morgan, 2004

19

Sport

FA: Mike Grant, 2004

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14 SLITHERIN Sport
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17 RAVENS CLAW Sport
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17 GRIFFENDORE Sport
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18 * HUFF 'N PUFF Sport
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FA: Louis Smit & Wiliam Graham