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Climbs the front of a large pillar/buttress at the far left end of the East wing. Walk up to the base of the East wing from the big pool beneath the waterfall. Walk left beneath the crag, past the massive, deep chimney (Mamba Chimney). You can see the buttress/pillar from here. Walk to the base of the buttress. It is the last good rock before the descent gulley. (You can see the climb well from the descent gulley - great photo opportunities). Start towards the left of the buttress. 1. 50m, 21 Climb straight up on crazy jugs. When these die step left and climb the arête (gear is adequate). Pass the roof to the left and continue up the face above to the top. FA: Hector Pringle, Ian Kotze, Herman Uys 2010-10-16. Descent: Scramble rightwards off the top of the buttress. Walk right along the bushy ledge to the top of Mamba Chimney. A 20m abseil off the fig tree here gets you to the next fig tree on a big block just above the chimney proper. A 30m abseil from here gets you to the ground. Or you can walk off to the top.

Ethic: inherited from Magageni



Route History:

  • First Ascent: Hector Pringle, Ian Kotze & Herman Uys, 16 Oct 2010


Located in Mpumalanga approx:
Lat/Long: -25.873967,30.298550

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21 Community registered grade
21 Branden

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