Harry Potter Area Mostly sport climbing24 routes in area
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Access issues inherited from The Chosspile
Due to past safety issues, as of mid 2011 the following access arrangements were negotiated by the MCSA with Mount Amanzi, which has legal control of the land:
Only recognised climbing club members (MCSA, SANCF, or University) who have an up-to-date membership card, with a photo, are allowed to climb at the Chosspile.
Each club member is allowed a single guest.
Members and guests first report to Mount Amanzi’s reception (same side of the road, but across the river from the Chosspile) where they sign an indemnity and pay R30 per person. Climbers are then given a wrist band for the day, which identifies them to guards both at the parking area and the crags.
Although guards are paid R5 per guest, please feel free to supplement their earnings.
Note: Yearly passes are available.
Power climb up a black open book. Mantle shelf out of a roof, to the chains. Nice climb!
Start in corner, just left of chimney. Move left onto slab then right onto a short right facing corner. Climb to ledge then move left onto left facing corner. Steep moves at the top. Bad rope drag - take some long draws.
The first route on the main face.Climb a series of ledges then up to good holds under a small overhang. Move left under overhang and up the slab (crux). A 60m rope ESSENTIAL.
FA: Neil Margetts, 2010
FA: Dylan Morgan, 2004
FA: Mike Grant, 2004
FA: Louis Smit & Wiliam Graham