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Summary

Beautiful setting, multi-pitch sport, you might get to see a black eagle.

Description

Beautiful setting, multi-pitch sport, you might get to see a black eagle.

Access issues inherited from Montagu

Currently access to Oorlogskloof and Lost World is prohibited.

Approach

(-33.794026, 20.113763) Hike up the Assvoelkrans hiking trail, turn left here (-33.798826, 20.109489) to hike down to crag base.

Ethic inherited from Montagu

To avoid any further Altercations with land owners and incorrect equipment being used, the Montagu Mountain Committee (who are responsible for the Montagu Reserve) have asked for applications to be submitted before a new route is bolted.

Applications here: http://www.climbing.co.za/bolting-information/bolting-new-routes-montagu/

History

History timeline chart

The first route opened was 'The Rave'

Routes

Add route(s) Add topo Reorder Bulk edit Convert grades
Grade Route
1 23 30m
2 19 25m
  1. 15 Bolts; Starts to the left of 'Castles in the Sky'

  2. 11 Bolts; Right of 'Castles in the Sky'

Descent: Lower off the chains ±7m to the neck, then scramble up and off the back.

FA: T. Lourens & D. Webster, 2019

1 20 25m
2 19 25m
  1. 10 bolts

  2. 7 bolts

Descent: Lower off the chains ±7m to the neck, then scramble up and off the back.

FA: S. Brown, 2009

1 14 20m
2 16 20m
  1. 9 bolts

  2. 8 bolts

FA: G. Jacobs, 27 Apr 2015

1 10 23m
2 21 25m
3 18 20m
4 17 30m
5 12 20m
6 19 25m
7 17 20m
  1. 5 bolts

  2. 13 bolts

  3. 7 bolts

  4. 9 bolts

  5. 5 bolts

  6. 11 bolts

  7. 9 bolts

FA: S. Brown & R Brown, 2004

1 10 15m
2 18 20m
3 17 30m
4 19 30m

Using 2 60m ropes will enable you to get to the ground with 2 raps.

  1. 5 bolts

  2. 9 bolts

  3. 9 bolts

  4. 11 bolts

FA: S. Brown, 2004

1 18 30m
2 19 30m
3 20 18m

Starts a few meters right of 'Magical Mystery Tour'

  1. 11 Bolts

  2. 11 Bolts

  3. 7 Bolts

FA: T. Lourens, G. Jacobs, A. Gelmetti & W. Koen, 2018

1 14 20m
2 14 15m
  1. 6 bolts

  2. 6 bolts

FA: J Lawson & R. Lawson, 2014

1 22 30m
2 22 40m
3 22 30m
4 22 15m
5 15 20m
6 22 30m

Abseil down 'Magical Mystery Tour'

  1. 8 bolts

  2. 14 bolts

  3. 7 bolts

  4. 7 bolts

  5. 4 bolts

  6. 11 bolts

FA: G. Holwill & M. Johnston, 1998

1 15 25m
2 16 23m
3 15 26m
  1. 7 bolts

  2. 9 bolts

  3. 9 bolts

FA: J Lawson & R Lawson, 2014

1 23 35m
2 26 35m
3 22 35m
4 25 25m

On P2 you can move right at the crux for an easier [19] variation.

  1. 7 Bolts

  2. 7 Bolts

  3. 7 Bolts

  4. 11 Bolts

FA: A. Segura, P. Rossimyol & A. Bayona, 2003

1 17 20m
2 19 25m
3 23 12m
4 23 12m

This route has long runouts

  1. 4 bolts

  2. 6 bolts

  3. 4 bolts

  4. 4 bolts

Advisable to use double ropes to reduce drag.

FA: A. Segura, P. Rossimyol, A. Bayona & C. Mader, 2003

1 17 28m
2 19 26m
3 21 28m
4 23 30m
  1. 10 bolts

  2. 10 bolts

  3. 9 bolts

  4. 14 bolts

Advisable to use double ropes to reduce drag.

FA: M. Roberts & P. McCann, 2003

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