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A pleasant route. Well protected on good rock. Start at the base of a shallow recess. The word "Pendulum" is painted on the rock.

(1) Pull up to a small ledge. Climb up past a peg and then left across the recess and up to a ledge. Climb the open book to a stance out on the left.

(2) Reverse the move onto the stance and traverse across the smooth face on the right. Continue along an obvious rail to a large flake. Traverse past this to a dead tree and climb directly up to a block. Exit easily above this.

Ethic: inherited from Monteseel

Climbing is allowed as long as no plants are damaged. No bolting is allowed. Most pegs have been cut. No damaging the rock in anyway. There are people living below so no throwing things off the cliff. There are also people living above the cliff so be respectful.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Jim Thomson, Brian Hutchinson & Sherman Ripley, 1966


Located in Near Eastern Buttress approx:
Long/Lat: 30.681986,-29.734850

Route Grade Citations

14 Community registered grade
** Alex Rogers
2p(13,14) * The Mountain Club of South Africa, KwaZulu / Natal Section (Gavin Peckham)

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