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Need For Speed

  • Grade context: SA

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Created 7 weeks ago

Description

The "Dust Bowl" and “Need for speed" areas These areas are directly above you if one looks up from the first chains first used to access "Ten up" The "Dust Bowl" is the crag with the big scoop / Cut back and "Need for speed" is the Cut back with Slab to the Right (East) of this.

Access issues inherited from Cable Way Crags

• NB: MOST OF THE CRAGS ARE ACCESSED BY ABSEILING IN TO THE START OF THE CLIMBS, PLEASE TAKE CARE WHEN APROACHING AS THERE MAY BE CLIMBERS BELOW, SOME OF THE ABSEIL’S REQUIRE TWO RAPS. TIE KNOT’S IN THE END OF YOUR ROPE AND BE CARFULL NOT TO ABSEIL OFF THE END OF YOUR ROPES!! CHAINS ARE PROVIDED. A 80 M ROPE IS REQUIRED FOR THE ABSEIL INTO THIS AREA.

Approach

The upper crags "Dust Bowl and "Need for speed" areas are accessed by walking up to the top shop and toilet areas, next to the large brick tower and Radio mast. Once there, head East around the toilets, over a broken fence following the obvious path East down the ridge. After about 100m one will find a Cairn, and "tennis ball” markers. Follow these down to a ledge and chains above the Need for Speed Area, please be careful not to dislodge any rocks as there might be climbers below. The "Dust bowl Area" is now of to your left (West) and is about a 20m walk. To access the lower crag "Ten up" one must follow as above - the plastic chevron tape that has been tied to trees so that a path may be formed in future.

Ethic inherited from Cable Way Crags

 The crag and parking: The climbing is on private property and the owners right of admission is reserved. Any individual making use of the crags access arrangement agrees to the conditions stated below. Contact the Magaliesburg (Pretoria) or Johannesburg sections of the Mountain Club of South Africa in case of any query or doubt. There is currently no entrance fee payable at this time. • Please note: Individuals enter this area at their own risk. Climbing is a high-risk activity and can result in serious injury or even death. The owners and / or the Mountain Club of South Africa take no responsibility for any harm or death that results from individuals accessing and using this property and fixed climbing protection including damage or loss to private property due to theft, fire or any other cause whatsoever You are responsible and accountable for your own safety and must not endanger those around you. Report any sign of danger or unusual wear on bolts • To ensure continued access please keep to the following: Visitors must sign the access book at the cableway ticket office and or Adventure shop located in the bottom cableway the access book has the MCSA logo on the cover, with the indemnity form for signing inside. Do not drive off the established roads and park only at the parking provided by the cableway. Stay on established paths. Walk in single file on existing paths and avoid creating new paths. Visitors may only go to the climbing area and use the paths leading to them all other areas remain private. NO FIRES are allowed Reduce disturbance to animals specifically the Black Eagles and other nesting birds. Specifically no climbing and or bolting may take place near the Black Eagle nesting site (no bolting area details below). NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING - Climbers are only permitted during daylight hours. Carry out all waste. This is a high use area, treat “peels” etc. as non-disposable rubbish. We request that you inspect the area for rubbish before leaving, do not ignore other people’s litter, pick it up and carry it out Take extreme caution when smoking. PACK OUT CIGARETTE ENDS Consider fellow climbers when relieving yourself and keep at least 50m away from the river, paths and climbing routes. Burry / carefully burn toilet paper but ideally use the facilities provided by Aerial cableway. Respect other visitors. Do not throw or roll rocks off cliffs when accessing areas from above as there may be climbers below. No guns allowed. In case of any accident / emergency call MCSA Mountain Search and Rescue on 074 125 1385 or alternatively 074 163 3952. Where applicable, assist and encourage others to adhere to the above.

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FROM THE CORNER STRAIGHT UP THE SLABS

FROM MID STANCE IN THE CORNER UP RIGHT HAND FACING CORNER MOVING OUT ONTO FACE.

FROM MID STANCE ON THE RIGHT FACING SLAB UP THE ARETE AND INTO THE CRACK SYSTEM TO TOP

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