Grunt Area


The broken slabby sector, the first area upon arriving at the right (west) end of the crag.

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

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.

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New route well indicated on the rock.

FA: G Frost & D Margetts

One bolt on the face takes you through the trees with funky moves onto the face above and to the top of the crag. A 60m rope is just long enough!

FA: Gustav Janse van Rensburg & Ed Febraury, 2007

The well marked climb left of LITTLE BONSAI.

FA: G Frost & D Margetts

Just left to the recess where Chimneying Tammy is. A wonderful route for its grade.

FA: G Frost & D Margetts, 2003

Typical chimney climb to the left of GMGMG. Technical and fun climbing to a ledge above which you can top out on or ab in from chains.

FA: Gary Lowther, 2003

Scramble up to the left of Diseased Mad Cow to find the line on the inside arête, just outside the cave. Cruxy start then onto face above, try keep right towards chains.

FA: Rory Lowther, 2003

Start in a corner 12m right of GRUNT. Climb the crack, then onto ledge to traverse out right and through the roof onto the arête and up.

FA: Rory Lowther, 2003

The obvious roof crack with easier headwall.

FA: Mark Seuring & Steve Broccardo, 2002

Starts on a pile of rocks 3m left of Biogalactic Gargleblaster. Power through the roof and traverse diagonally up to slabs above.

FA: Sean Ferguson, 2003

Shares a start with I Feel Rocks. Use the tree to get onto the overlap. Join up with the final moves on Biogalactic Gargleblaster.

FA: Gustav Janse van Rensburg, 2003

Start 8m right of GRUNT. Dynamic start onto jugs can also be done statically if tall (to cheat: use the tree or traverse from the right). Climb a few meters to a ledge, then some face moves to chains. Awesome photo opportunity of climb, from ledges out right of chains.

FA: Rory Lowther, 2003

Start 5m right of the previous climb up the obvious layback crack in the big recess just before the scramble out of the crag. Follow bolts diagonally right.

FA: Fabrice Blaise, 2000


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