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An interesting move pulling around the roof. Starts in the recess to the left of the Republican start. Climb straight up the recess to under the roof. Pull up and sidestep to the right to bypass the roof. The original route followed the bushy recess above, but it is more worthwhile to finish as for Republic Direct on the edge of the face to the right.

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: Dave Castro, 1975


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

Route Grade Citations

14 Community registered grade
14 The Mountain Club of South Africa, KwaZulu / Natal Section (Gavin Peckham)

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