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This is one of the classics in its grade at Monteseel, offering varied and interesting climbing with a fine exit crack. It was considered the standard 17 against which other routes were graded. Start at the overhanging recess to the right of Kids in America.

A gorilla take-off is followed by an easy shallow recess to a ledge. Climb diagonally up to the right of the roof and then step left onto the face and follow a shallow crack to a narrow ledge. Climb the obvious recess and crack to the top.

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: Mike Roberts & Bern Henriksen, 1978


Located in Western Buttress approx:
Lat/Long: -29.735371,30.673751

Route Grade Citations

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

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