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This crag did not make the front cover of Rotpunkt for nothing, one of Boven‟s best. The clean leaning orange faces host some incredible routes, especially in the 20‟s. Jambo and Bonar to name just a couple.

Access issues inherited from Waterval Boven

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

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Drive from town up the road from Roc „n Rope. After a couple of kilometers the Elandskrans Resort is on the left, before the road becomes a gravel road. Drive in past the entrance gate and explain that you are a climber. At the time of writing the climbers could enter for free. Please respect this kind gesture and be absolutely sure you do nothing to upset the proprietors. Stop in for a beer or a meal at the Restaurant, the original Restaurant at the End of the Universe! The pizzas are huge and the deck has amazing views of the Triple Tier crags. Park anywhere out of the way. Don‟t leave valuables in the car. On foot, pass the swimming pools, heading right towards the cliffs past a warning sign (steep cliffs etc.). Just before reaching the viewpoint from the (Gaper) buttress, turn sharp right and after 20 metres the path forks. Go left and down steeply through trees over some slippery rocks. The crag can also be accessed from the left end by walking past the School sector.



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Climb the thin crack about 30m left of WORLDS APART and around the corner. Climb up to a tree and into a chimney.

FA: Gary Lotter, 1991

The route to the left of the dead tree.

FA: Chris Wynn, 1997

This climb used to start up a tree which has fallen away. The start is probably considerably trickier now and may a bolt or two.

FA: Mike Behr, 1997

Solid at the grade! Starts just right of a very steep smooth wall next to tree roots. The huge break up the wall is a few metres to the right.

FA: Mike Cartwright, 1993

Clip BLOCKBUSTER'S first bolt, then continue straight up as BLOCKBUSTER trends slightly right. Low in the grade.

FA: Richard Lord, 1991

Starts just right of ERASERHEAD. Can have lot of wasps nests!

FA: Mike Cartwright, 1993

Just to the right of the chimney-with-teeth. Airy at the top.

FA: Grant Murray, 1993

Climbs a small arete to a roof 5m up. Then take the left break up to anchors. One of best routes in Boven.

FA: Grant Murray, 1993

Start up the 1st 4 bolts of JAMBO, then somewhat right to chains. Don't relax too much on the headwall…

FA: Andy de Klerk, 1994

Direct start past a bolt to lunge for the branch.

FA: Andy de Klerk, 1994

Climb the tree roots 7m right of JAMBO, walk left along the limb, then up the wall to chains. Great climbing - after the tree.

FA: Andy de Klerk, 1994

An excellent line, so much fun.

FA: Matt Murison & Alard Hüfner, 1997

A classic finger crack, in the middle of the Restaurant crag. Retrobolted by Lobster himself. One of the first routes here.

FA: Peter Lazarus, 1991

Climbs the "hidden" line just right of WORLDS APART

FA: Gustav Janse van Rensburg, 2016

About 8m right of the WORLD'S APART fingercrack. Keep to the left through the tree to reach good climbing up the crack and face above.

FA: Clive Curson & Mike Bruncke, 1993

Climb up 7 bolts on a line just left of BONAR and step left to Gretchen's stance. The next 4 routes can be done from this large ledge.

FA: Clive Curson, 1994

3m right of LFTL, starting on the lower Gretchen ledge. Can be climbed from the bottom, go right around the tree.

FA: Clive Curson & Fran Botha, 1993

Climbs the shallow corner to the left of GRETCHEN GOES TO NEBRASKA.

FA: Clive Curson, 1992

From the belay bolts on the large ledge, climb the face route left of the obvious corner.

FA: Grant Murray, 1991

Bolted jamcrack just right of Gretchen, on the same ledge. Great climb to practice trad leading.

FA: Clive Curson & Barbara Marcus, 1992

Up the ACCESS ROUTE TO GRETCHEN ET AL; at the top of the dihedral, climb the left hand crack on the face. Gary Lotter's IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR probably goes out onto the arete now occupied by BONAR.

FA: Clive Curson, 1994

Climbs the line 7m right of GRETCHEN GOES TO NEBRASKA, on the face left of the arete. Dicey gear, mostly small wires.

FA: Gary Lotter, 1991

Fine moves up the steep left arete on positive holds. Long and pumpy.

FA: arryl Margetts & Bernie Schumacher, 1993

A hardish move through the groove near the ground.

FA: Darryl Margetts, 1993

Starts as for RED HERRING, then goes left after the first bolt. Somewhat contrived finishing crux.

FA: Martin Seegers & Darryl Margetts, 1991

fine climb up the middle of the face.

FA: Darryl Margetts & Martin Seegers, 1991

Starts a few meters right of RED HERRING, up the right side of the face. Recently rebolted by Darryl

FA: Darryl Margetts & Greg Devine, 1993


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