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Access issues inherited from Gold Rush

It is essential to notify both farmers in advance of any intended visit.

Contact Neil Margetts at 083 669 3028 or Gustav Janse van Rensburg at +27 (0) 13 257 0363 or 082 753 3695 for these details and the current padlock combination.

Ethic inherited from Gold Rush

In order to make sure we always have access to Gold Rush, the following rules must be adhered to when visiting the area.

  • No dangerous or reckless activities permitted.
  • Take home all litter and refuse, (including fruit peels and cigarette butts).
  • There must be no unnecessary destroying of any vegetation, except by prior arrangement.
  • No interference with any animal life to be allowed.
  • No fires allowed at all, except at the campsite under very controlled conditions.
  • No soap or any other detergents or chemicals allowed in or near the river.
  • No drunken or explicit promiscuous behaviour allowed.
  • No playing of loud music/radios.
  • No Graffiti or any defacing of the rocks other than normal climbing use.
  • Toilet activities must be more than 80m from any permanent water and no trace must be visible after the activity.
  • Be polite, and courteous to all staff and management of the land owners.
  • The area is to be used for climbing and the following other activities are not permitted: fishing, quad or any other motorised biking, hunting, and any other activity which does not comply with the law of the country.
  • Do not arrive before dawn or leave after sunset.
  • At least one MCSA member per party.



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Sit start, up crack to rail.

FFA: Neil Margetts, 2006

Sit start, climb up nose of rock to top out.

FFA: Helen Clements, 2006

Sit start by rail in small corner, up using under cling first left then right to top.

FFA: Guy Hubbard, 2006

Dyno to top from obvious crimps at head height, top out.

FFA: Philippe Gaboriaud, 2005

Climb up undercut face on small crimps using feet on the face underneath on left.

FFA: Philippe Gaboriaud, 2005

Start in back of crack under crimps. Move up then traverse right with feet along ledge and up.

FFA: Neil Margetts, 2005

Low sit start and up centre of pocketed face to top out.

FFA: Neil Margetts, 2006

Sit start on right arête, move up and traverse left across pockets (without using top) to big horn. Then climb up over leftwards.

FFA: Neil Margetts, 2006

Sit start on arête, climb up to top out.

FFA: Neil Margetts, 2006

Sit start by pockets, left up to pinch before the shelf - top out.

FFA: Bronwyn Coleman, 2006

Sit start up centre to top via thin crack line, past knob, top out.

FFA: Bronwyn Coleman, 2006

Sit start on arête, move into undercling and up to top out.

FFA: Greg Rose, 2006

Stand start, dyno off 2 crimps to top and top out.

FFA: Dominic Riordan, 2006

Stand start, hands in crack, Climb up to top out.

FFA: Neil Margetts Aug, 2006

Climb blunt nose to top out using sidepulls.

FFA: Philippe Gaboriaud, 2005

From obvious incut crimps at chest height, dyno to top and over.

FFA: Neil Margetts, 2006

Establish on face using obvious underclings, climb up and over.

FFA: Philippe Gaboriaud, 2005

Start on obvious jug, move slightly right on crimps, then straight up high face to top out.

FFA: Guy Hubbard, 2006


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