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Description:

Start below the small roof at the left-hand end of the Pot Boiler face. This is the easy-angled face to the right of the path leading down to the bottom of the crag between the Eastern Buttress and the Lower Middle Buttress. Climb up to the roof and pull through using a flat hold on the edge above. Finish straight up the face above. This popular problem is easy to top rope but daunting to lead. It involves only about two grade 17 moves through the roof - the rest is barely grade 8 !

About 3 m to the right of Gerry's G is a very similar line that requires a completely different sequence of (about two) moves through the roof - also about grade 17.

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: Gerald Walsh, 1955

Location:  

Located in The Hallucination Area approx:
Long/Lat: 30.681118,-29.734850

Route Grade Citations

17 The Mountain Club of South Africa, KwaZulu / Natal Section (Gavin Peckham)
17 Principal

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 43%

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