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Description

A fabulous sandstone crag that has so much to offer for every climber, from the huge array of easier climbs, to some superb Gary Phillips classics.

Approach

Drive to Buckland, on the A3, then turn left on the C318. After 3km, turn right onto Sand River Rd. About 8km along this, the dirt road takes a sharp left land turn, with a rough track coming off it on the right. This is the access road to the crags.

The access road divides almost immediately, with the left fork leading to the BBQ Crag area.

Take the right hand fork for all other crags, and drive along this for another 500m to a flat clear parking area before it heads down hill.

Alternative park at the initial turnoff from the road if you have a really low-slung car.

Do not drive further down the hill on the track from the main parking area, as the track is starting to erode badly from vehicular traffic.

Where to stay

There is a large good flat camping area at Buckland (10 min drive) out behind the pub. There are public toilets, BBQ’s, bins and it is essentially free (be a local legend & buy a beer from the pub or brekkie down the street at the roadhouse). Camping here minimises our impact around the crags carpark.

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