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Description

Vertically above the Dassie cave face a huge block juts out into empty space. Because of the long traverses, cleaning these two routes is problematic. Two solutions are offered. Firstly, from the chains, two bolts lead easily to the top. Thus, the belayer can second and clean the route, allowing the whole party to exit at the top. As an alternative, two bolts are strategically placed at the top of the boulder (these were used for the bolting of the routes), and abseiling from these will allow the route to be cleaned, although two abseils may be required, with an obligatory climb back to the top—life is hard at the top!

Access issues inherited from Leliehoek

The climbs lie in the Little Rock resort (formerly known as Leliehoek) which is picturesquely set in a small wooded valley 3 minutes drive from the Ladybrand town centre. The park has the usual camping and chalet facilities as well as a small bar and a sizeable and most welcome outdoor swimming pool. Ladybrand is well catered for with many shops, banks, garages and places to eat. There are plenty of other things to do in the area. The town boasts an 18 hole golf course, hiking and biking trails as well as being the gateway to the Lesotho Highlands. To book, contact the Little Rock reception at: 051–924 0260.

Approach

Ascend either from the Northern extreme of the Valley, or from the South of the Dassie cave (go into the cave and then scramble up to the right of the face with the routes).

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Scramble down the gulley on the North of the Corner office, and then anchor the belayer on the tree. The bolts are closely spaced to prevent falling too far below the edge, and should generally be clipped close to the chest.

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