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Rock: Rockfall 2019 November

it was noticed at Higgovale last week that a large part of the rock band that used to be at the top of the big slab that Umshimi Wami is on, is now lying at the bottom of the quarry. Also looks like a new fridge sized piece came off near the corner to the right of that slab.

The band of rock that Umshimi's chains are in looks completely cracked through on all sides and the bottom, and is sitting there on its own weight only. Someone has already removed one of the chains, hopefully in an effort to deter climbers.

If there is a good samaritan who can pry those blocks off there safely and just get the inevitable rockfall over with this might be the way to go.

In the meantime, use extreme caution and my advice would be to just avoid those routes altogether.

https://www.climbing.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=81143&t=21731

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Created 2 years ago

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Access issues inherited from Table Mountain

There is an entrance fee to Kirstenbosch.

A permit is required to access Orange Kloof.

Ethic inherited from Higgovale Quarry

Bolting is allowed in the quarry.

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FA: N. Matthews & G. Hattingh

FA: N. Matthews & G. Hattingh

FA: N. Matthews & G. Hattingh

FA: N. Matthews & G. Hattingh

FA: N. Matthews & G. Hattingh

FA: N. Matthews & G. Hattingh

FA: N. Matthews & G. Hattingh

this is a chipped route and will not be rebolted

FA: N. Matthews & G. Hattingh

No anchors

FA: N. Matthews & G. Hattingh

FA: Niel Mostert, 2010

FA: Niel Mostert, 2011

Keep left of the arete on Poppies Route

FA: K. Botha, 2011

Top anchors are missing as the block fell down. Climbs the arete on the right end of the face

FA: S. Kets, 2001

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