Belly Button Slab


Tall, mostly featureless but not-too-steep slab off to the right of Bretagne.

Access issues inherited from Paarl Rock

The Paarl Rocks are about 60 km north of Cape Town. From Cape Town drive north along the N1, and turn off at Paarl. Look carefully for the sign to the Paarl Rocks Mountain Reserve (it is easy to miss).


From the upper parking, pass through the cave formed by the big boulders then follow the trail out the other side.

Descent notes

Looks walkable off climber's left. There are double-ring-bolts for 3 raps (should be fine on 1x60m) from the end of Gecko/Belly Button Brigade, and it is an easy traverse to this anchor from the top of Dyke.


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Grade Route

Starts left of Dyke, but crosses shortly after the start.

8 & 3 bolts

The obvious left-leaning dyke.

  1. 40m 15. 8 bolts.

  2. 35m 13 (mostly far easier) 3 bolts.

Green hangars.

First pitch ends at the button.

  1. 30m 8 bolts, 15.

  2. 40m, 7 bolts, 13 (mostly easier).

FA: J. Terblanche

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