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Table of contents

1. The Fortress 32 routes in Area

Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: 19.025592, -32.159572

Access Issues: inherited from Rocklands

NOTE: 2013

Delaney Carpenter (Chairperson of the MCSA Rock Climbing Committee, Cape Town Section) recently stood up at this year’s Rock Stock to inform all climbers of the current deteriorating relationship between climbers and the Rocklands’ landowners and has urged all climbers to adhere to the below rules when climbing in Rocklands:

  1. Bury your faeces and carry out your toilet paper. If the ground is too hard to bury your faeces, please carry it out with you and dispose of it in the campsite bins. Poop bags are available for free at De Pakhys. (A special note about this: Tea Garden has been closed primarily due to this problem. Animals such as baboons may eat human faeces and could contract diseases such as Tuberculosis and hepatitis, which could prove detrimental to the population)

  2. Do not litter – carry everything you bring in with you back out with you and dispose of your litter in the bins at the campsite.

  3. Stick to the allocated paths marked by cairns and as illustrated in the guidebook. Diverting from these paths causes far more erosion than is necessary and may cause the extinction of certain sensitive plants in the area.

  4. No graffiti on rock surfaces. (Black Shadow boulder has been closed to climbing due to graffiti)

  5. No pof is allowed in Rocklands. The resin damages the rock surfaces and this damage is irreversible.


The complete disrespect of boulderers for the land on which they climb is a very serious and has become a very real threat to bouldering in Rocklands.

Rocklands bouldering is in peril.

Rocklands does not belong to the climbers.

Our access is not a right, it’s a privilege and our treatment of the land is the difference between us being allowed to climb in Rocklands and us being banned from climbing in Rocklands altogether.

Irresponsible boulderers have caused this problem and boulderers are the only ones who can fix it.

Please respect the land you climb on in South Africa and adhere to the above mentioned rules. Your privilege to climb in Rocklands depends on it.

Notice from Delaney Carpenter, Chairperson of the Mountain Club of South Africa Rock Climbing Committee, Cape Town Section.

(Source: http://www.climbing.co.za/2013/07/rocklands-bouldering-crisis/)

1.1. The Fortress 4 routes in Area

All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Braille Trail 24Unknown
2 ** Backwater Utopia 23Unknown
3 Magic Mushrooms 28Unknown
4 Soviet Dancer 26Unknown

1.2. Black Fortress Boulders 4 routes in Area

All Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 White Men Can't Jump 8a V12Boulder
2 Teknomajikal 6c+ V5Boulder
3 Pillipalli 6a V3Boulder
4 From the Secret Laboratory 7a V6Boulder

1.3. Beached Whale Boulder 1 route in Area

All Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 L'angelot Incredule 7c V9 to V10Boulder

1.4. Boulder B 6 routes in Area

All Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Carnal Cravings 7c+ V10Boulder
2 * Krap the Conqueror 6b V3 to V4Boulder
3 ** Colin the Librarian 7a V6Boulder
4 ** Killer Whale 6c V4Boulder
5 * Big Tuna 6c+ V5Boulder
6 ** Beached Whale 6b V3 to V4Boulder

1.5. Boulder C 1 route in Area

All Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Esmarelda V4Boulder

1.6. Boulder D 1 route in Area

All Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 ** Ground Control 6c+ V5Boulder

1.7. Boulder E 5 routes in Area

All Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Chocolate Tortilla V5Boulder
2 No Name 1 V4Boulder
3 * Duck a la King 6a V3Boulder
4 No Name 2 V5Boulder
5 ** Duck L'orange 6b V3 to V4Boulder

1.8. Rocket Launcher 3 routes in Area

Boulder and Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Much Ado About Nothing 7b+ V8 to V9Boulder
2 Rocketlauncher 29Unknown
3 Schweng 7a V6Boulder

1.9. Boulder F 2 routes in Area

All Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Armed Response 8b V13Boulder
2 * No Name 6b+ V4Boulder

1.10. Boulder G 3 routes in Area

All Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Supa Ape Inna Jungel 6c+ V5Boulder
2 Desperado 8b V13Boulder
3 No Name 6a+ V3Boulder

1.11. Boulder H 2 routes in Area

All Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Under My Thumb 7c V9 to V10Boulder
2 ** Stargate 7c+ V10Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
23 ** Backwater Utopia Unknown 1.1. The Fortress
24 Braille Trail Unknown 1.1. The Fortress
6a V3 Pillipalli Boulder 1.2. Black Fortress Boulders
* Duck a la King Boulder 1.7. Boulder E
6a+ V3 No Name Boulder 1.10. Boulder G
6b V3 to V4 ** Beached Whale Boulder 1.4. Boulder B
* Krap the Conqueror Boulder 1.4. Boulder B
** Duck L'orange Boulder 1.7. Boulder E
6b+ V4 * No Name Boulder 1.9. Boulder F
6c V4 ** Killer Whale Boulder 1.4. Boulder B
V4 Esmarelda Boulder 1.5. Boulder C
No Name 1 Boulder 1.7. Boulder E
26 Soviet Dancer Unknown 1.1. The Fortress
6c+ V5 Teknomajikal Boulder 1.2. Black Fortress Boulders
* Big Tuna Boulder 1.4. Boulder B
** Ground Control Boulder 1.6. Boulder D
Supa Ape Inna Jungel Boulder 1.10. Boulder G
V5 * Chocolate Tortilla Boulder 1.7. Boulder E
No Name 2 Boulder 1.7. Boulder E
28 Magic Mushrooms Unknown 1.1. The Fortress
7a V6 From the Secret Laboratory Boulder 1.2. Black Fortress Boulders
** Colin the Librarian Boulder 1.4. Boulder B
Schweng Boulder 1.8. Rocket Launcher
29 Rocketlauncher Unknown 1.8. Rocket Launcher
7b+ V8 to V9 Much Ado About Nothing Boulder 1.8. Rocket Launcher
7c V9 to V10 L'angelot Incredule Boulder 1.3. Beached Whale Boulder
Under My Thumb Boulder 1.11. Boulder H
7c+ V10 Carnal Cravings Boulder 1.4. Boulder B
** Stargate Boulder 1.11. Boulder H
8a V12 White Men Can't Jump Boulder 1.2. Black Fortress Boulders
8b V13 Armed Response Boulder 1.9. Boulder F
Desperado Boulder 1.10. Boulder G