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Start upstream of Slipstream around the corner in a crack below a block perched on the ledge a few meters above.

  1. 37m (15) Climb crack and left around block. Move diagonally left to Slipstream. Almost immediately traverse right onto nose of buttress by a sharp foot rail and then up the wall to stacked blocks. From the blocks climb up right of the arête and up to ledge just below small overhang. Below the overhang is a chossy rail with a tree root, Slipstream goes left from here. Go around the right and pull through overhang onto ramp with chickenheads and continue straight up to second overhang. Step left and climb the break to top of pinnacle.

FA: N. Cleaver & R. Cleaver, 1981

1 8 25m
2 14 15m

The climb starts in Boulder Kloof 25m upstream from Tonquani junction. The route then spirals around the corner between Boulder Kloof and Lower Tonquani.

Start below a sloping recess with a wide crack. The crack is just upstream from a bunch of roots on the rock face where a tree that used to grow on a ledge 3m up has become uprooted.

  1. 28m (13) Climb up crack using the face left of it to a small chockstone where the crack starts to go right and up. At this point, cross over the crack onto the face to the right. Go up diagonally to the right to a good ledge. Walk to the far right of the ledge.

  2. 18m (10) At the right hand end of the ledge, climb up following a short bottomless chimney to the next platform.

  3. 27m (10) Climb to the top.

FA: T. Bright & C. Nicholls, 1940

FA: T.P. Willmot & S. Kelsey, 1987


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