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Towards the middle of the East Wing is a massive, deep chimney (Mamba Chimney). Immediately to the right is a buttress with a large, detached block at its base (HANDJAM ascends this buttress). The next buttress further right has an obvious splitter up a slab for its top third. This route ascends the splitter. Start directly beneath it. 1. 60m, 20 Climb up easy rock until it steepens. Step out right to a flake line that curves up and right. Up this to where it dies. Climb diagonally left on excellent jugs (runout) to a ledge. Step left to the main corner crack. Up this to where it ends and continue up the face above to the bottom of the splitter. Climb the splitter and exit left at the top to a tree belay. FA: Ian Kotze, Graham Terrell, Christie Terrell, Hector Pringle, Herman Uys 2010-10-16. Descent: Abseil off the tree or climb a short scramble and top out. Notes: The splitter was originally approached by doing the first pitch of HANDJAM and then traversing right, by Ian, Graham and Christie, Sept 2010.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Ian Kotze, Graham Terrell, Christie Terrell, Hector Pringle, Herman Uys, 16 Oct 2010

Location:  

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

Route Grade Citations

20 Principal
20 *** Branden

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