Wall Of Aglarond

  • Grades: SA
  • Approach time: 25-30min
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 44

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.

For more information on routes, access and permits please see the following websites:

Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) Look at “Who we are” for the different sections of the MCSA

Mountain Club of South Africa – Johannesburg Section website Click on “Access and Properties” for more information Click on “Contact” to get in touch with the MCSA for more information.

ClimbZA website Welcome to the largest & most comprehensive online database of Southern African climbing information. A forum site to find climbing partners or to find out more about different climbing areas and climbs.


From the park area follow the well marked path on the left, cross the bridge, and up, up, up ! Keep right past Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, then further right across a gully and accross a huge dead tree.


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This is a solitary route between the Lord of the Rings cave and Wall of Aglarond. Long runout to first bolt.

FA: Mike Cartwright, 1993

FA: 2003

FA: 2003

Starts just left of the tree at the base. Beehive right of this route, be careful. Bees are less active in the late afternoon.

FA: 2002

Starts just right of the tree at the base.

FA: 2002

Set by Neil Margetts

FA: Lindsay Gaydon, 2008

This route has the first bolt quite high, take care as the second bolt is placed on a hollow section of rock.

FA: Derek Pienaar & Andries Smith, 2002

Starts about 20m right of SAURON on a low slab with a crack running down the middle.

Set by Rob Brinkworth, 2012

FA: Rob Brinkworth, 2012


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