Als Bells Area


At the far East (left) end of the crag a selection of trad climbs can be found on the blocky butressess. Beware of loose rock.

Access issues inherited from Waterval Boven

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At a lower level than the 8m gully, about 40m around to the left. Climb the corner crack with classic (traddy!) moves.

FA: Clive Curson, Jul 2017

Start 1-2m left of the left hand crack, then follow it to anchors.

FA: Clive Curson, Aug 2017

The right crack.

FA: Clive Curson, Aug 2017

About 3m right of the cracks is a large right-facing corner.

FA: Uriel Boeckheler, Nathanael Boeckheler, Anita Boeckheler, Tobias Boeckheler, Viviana Boeckheler & Clive Curson, Aug 2017

5m right of the major corner, follow the bolts starting up a short corner. There is a 3 bolt variant start 2m left (starting 3m right of the corner).

FA: Uriel Boeckheler, Nathanael Boeckheler, Anita Boeckheler, Tobias Boeckheler, Viviana Boeckheler & Clive Curson, Aug 2017

Scramble 10m up the blocks left of the steep open book. Climb the obvious crack.

FA: Gustav Janse van Rensburg & Alard Hüfner, 2003

Climb the arete/face just right of the WYNI corner.

FA: Gustav Janse van Rensburg, Tristan Firman & Clive Curson, Sep 2017

The obvious undercut open book. It looks harder than it climbs. Takes good gear. This and other climbs here are in shade from noon in the summer.

FA: Alard Hüfner & Gustav Janse van Rensburg, 2003

Climbs the front nose of the buttress 5m right of Als Bells. Climbs diagonally up left past the loose looking “big guy” and onto the face.

FA: Alard Hüfner & Mark Seuring, 2003

Climbs an arete up to the crack in the face above. Starts 2m right of RFTBG.

FA: Mark Seuring, Marianne Pretorius & Karl Kritzinger, 2003

Climb the chimney and crack system in a corner right of SSM.

FA: Greg Devine, Daryll Margetts & Gareth Frost, 2003

The next right facing corner 10m right of QQ.

FA: Marianne Pretorius, Claire Keeton, Mark Seuring & Kaliani, 2003

Starts under the big roof just right of SYB. Follows the crack through small roof 2m right of the big corner with an offwidth above.

FA: Mark Seuring, Marianne Pretorius & Karl Kritzinger, 2003

This lil number starts just left of The Huffing Warthog and rails out to anchors at the ledge on the left arete of this beautiful face. Toprope to clean. Options: Climb the last part of OTPEOTP; or rap off. Another 2 anchors higher up await the enthusiastic boulderer who will tackle the arete.

FA: Clive Curson, Oct 2017

The striking crack line. Fist size higher up with chains on top. These can also be used for abbing after doing some of the other routes. Thanks to Gareth Frost & Daryll Margetts who aided up here first and for placing the anchors.

FA: Alard Hüfner, 2003

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