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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.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Mike Roberts and Bern Henriksen, 1978


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

Route Grade Citations

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

Route quality

Route quality

Lead Styles

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