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Access issues

Please pay R40 at the picnic site that you drive past. Failing to pay may affect future access. The present guide says you can jump over the fence. This is a serious no-no. There is a pedestrian gate a bit hidden about 60m before the Watsonia turn-off, opposite number 55.

Approach

There is a good abseil point to the bottom. Safer than the scramble. The scramble is the only way out of the crag though, and has been made climber friendly by glued in rungs. A bolt is placed at the top that can be used to belay beginners. A fall on the scramble will be catastrophic.

Where to stay

While there are B&B's, there is also a campsite at Shongweni dam (20 min drive away). this campsite gives you access to 3 crags in the immediate area.

Ethic

There has been a lot of rebolting since 2017. Older looking bolts are still considered safe.

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FA: Grant Murray, 1991

Extention of Going Gonzo from its 6th bolt.

FA: Roger Nattrass, 1992

FA: Mike Cartwright, 1990

Take along a No 3 and a No 2 Friend

FA: R Kohle, 1992

FA: Peter Lazarus, 1990

FA: Clive Curson, 1994

FA: Roger Nattrass, 1990

FA: Roger Nattrass, 1989

FA: Roger Nattrass, 1990

FA: Grant Murray, 1989

FA: M Jager, 1992

FA: Grant Murray, 1989

FA: Clive Curson, 1994

Extension to In Retrospect..

FA: Clive Curson, 1994

FA: Clive Curson, 1994

Scramble up or abseil down to the belay anchors at the bottom and then climb the overhanging face above.

A long, right-tending line with some pumpy moves at the end. Don't get confused by the bolts that appear higher up near the arete on the left. These are due to the fact that the next route crosses over 'Flintstone's Kid' and then follows the arete.

FA: Grant Murray, 1991

Easiest route at the crag. Almost directly below the rap point.

FA: Gerald Camp, 1 Jun 2015

FA: Clive Curson, 1994

FA: Grant Murray, 1991

FA: Grant Cockburn, 1990

FA: Peter Lazarus, 1990

Awesome route. Tricky start. A 23 onsite, but easier once you know it.

FA: Grant Murray, 1991

FA: Grant Murray, 1992

Perhaps the softest 26. Very easy till the top.

FA: Gerald Camp, 1990

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