Cederberg Kloof All Trad climbing121 routes in crag
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The kloof name derives from the unusual rock formations in the area which are reminiscent of those found in the Cape Cederberg.
The rock is good and is cleanest at the lower end of the kloof. The longest climbs (approximately 80m) are near the Tonquani junction. Those on the true right tend to be the most sustained.
Water is always available.
Routes are listed from the bottom (i.e. junction of Cedarberg- and Tonquani Kloofs) to the top of the kloof.
For more information on routes, access and permits please see the following websites:
Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) http://www.mcsa.org.za/ Look at “Who we are” for the different sections of the MCSA
Mountain Club of South Africa – Johannesburg Section website https://mcsajohannesburg.org/ Click on “Access and Properties” for more information Click on “Contact” to get in touch with the MCSA for more information.
ClimbZA website http://www.climbing.co.za/wiki/South_African_Climbing_Wiki Welcome to the largest & most comprehensive online database of Southern African climbing information.
http://www.climbing.co.za/forum/ A forum site to find climbing partners or to find out more about different climbing areas and climbs.
The land is owned by the MCSA, so open to MCSA members and guests (1 guest per member) otherwise permits are required.
Contact the MCSA Johannesburg Section for permits.
The most convenient approach to Cederberg kloof is from Mountain Sanctuary Park. The walk from the MSP parking to the MCSA campsite takes about 15 to 20 minutes. You can enter Cederberg kloof from the campsite via Grey Gully and walk down the kloof. The walk to the Tonquani junction takes 30 to 45 minutes. Alternatively you can abseil into the kloof via Frog Gully which enters nearer to the Tonquani junction.
Where to stay
Accommodation is available at Mountain Sanctuary Park. Camping is also permitted at the MCSA campsite but no facilities are available. Water in the kloof is potable but you will have to carry water from the kloof to the campsite.
Bolting is prohibited.
The MCSA have released a guide book for the area which is the primary reference for climbing routes. The route guide uses the SA grading system and grades have been converted from the old alphanumeric system using the convention as per the article "Grade Comparison Guide" by Clive Curson, p118 of the MCSA Journal #98 of 1995.
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