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Table of contents

1. Lord of The Rings 19 routes in Area

Summary:
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seasonality
All Sport

Long/Lat: 27.849564, -25.721652

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.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * PIPE WEED 22Sport
2 FRODO

FA: Rob Brinkworth

18Sport
3 * A SHORTCUT TO MUSHROOMS 21Sport
4 * VOICES OF SARUMAN 23Sport
5 * GANDALF 24Sport 20m
6 ** MOURN NOT OVERMUCH 25Sport 20m
7 ** GOLLUM 24Sport
8 *** BULLY FOR BRONTASAURUS 29Sport 20m
9 * DONT DECK

There was a tree, but the muggers came and chopped it down. Starts at the obvious hacked stump.

23Sport
10 Don't Let Go

Leftward extension of Don't Deck. Take long slings.

FA: Brian Weaver, 2012

28Sport
11 Don't Deck Extension

Rightward extension of Don't Deck ending on Fossil Fuel.

27Sport
12 Shelob

Set by Wesley Black, 2011

FA: Wesley Black, 2011

Sport
13 Anduril Flame of the West

Set by Wesley Black, 2011

FA: Joey Kinder, 2011

31Sport
14 *** FOSSIL FUEL 32Sport
15 ** GRIMSLADE 27Sport 10m
16 ** UNFINISHED BUSINESS 23Sport
17 * HOBBITRY IN ARMS 20Sport
18 * Seventeen

Long runout to first bolt

17Sport 20m
19 * RAMBLE ON 18Sport

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
17 * Seventeen Sport 20m
18 FRODO Sport
* RAMBLE ON Sport
20 * HOBBITRY IN ARMS Sport
21 * A SHORTCUT TO MUSHROOMS Sport
22 * PIPE WEED Sport
23 * DONT DECK Sport
** UNFINISHED BUSINESS Sport
* VOICES OF SARUMAN Sport
24 * GANDALF Sport 20m
** GOLLUM Sport
25 ** MOURN NOT OVERMUCH Sport 20m
27 Don't Deck Extension Sport
** GRIMSLADE Sport 10m
28 Don't Let Go Sport
29 *** BULLY FOR BRONTASAURUS Sport 20m
31 Anduril Flame of the West Sport
32 *** FOSSIL FUEL Sport
? Shelob Sport