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Access: Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert level 2

Physical distancing and restrictions on leisure and social activities to prevent a resurgence of the virus.

Alert level 2 will be in place from 31 May 2021. Alert level 2 was in place from 18 August to 20 September 2020. Adjustments to the regulations will be updated as soon as possible after it is published.

https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/alert-level-2

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Access issues inherited from Rocklands

As of 2014, no climbing is allowed in Rocklands without a valid climbing permit. Land owners often conduct inspections in the climbing areas and anyone found without a permit will be asked to leave the climbing area. Permits can be obtained online - www.quicket.co.za - or purchased at CapeNature's Kliphuis campsite office; De Pakhuys campsite office; or Traveller's Rest farmstall and restaurant.

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Ethic inherited from Rocklands

  1. Bury your faeces and carry out your toilet paper. If the ground is too hard to bury your faeces, please carry it out with you and dispose of it in the campsite bins. Poop bags are available for free at De Pakhys. (A special note about this: Tea Garden has been closed primarily due to this problem. Animals such as baboons may eat human faeces and could contract diseases such as Tuberculosis and hepatitis, which could prove detrimental to the population)

  2. Do not litter – carry everything you bring in with you back out with you and dispose of your litter in the bins at the campsite.

  3. Stick to the allocated paths marked by cairns and as illustrated in the guidebook. Diverting from these paths causes far more erosion than is necessary and may cause the extinction of certain sensitive plants in the area.

  4. No graffiti on rock surfaces. (Black Shadow boulder has been closed to climbing due to graffiti)

  5. No pof is allowed in Rocklands. The resin damages the rock surfaces and this damage is irreversible.

The complete disrespect of boulderers for the land on which they climb is a very serious and has become a very real threat to bouldering in Rocklands.

Rocklands bouldering is in peril. Rocklands does not belong to the climbers.

Our access is not a right, it’s a privilege and our treatment of the land is the difference between us being allowed to climb in Rocklands and us being banned from climbing in Rocklands altogether.

Irresponsible boulderers have caused this problem and boulderers are the only ones who can fix it.

Please respect the land you climb on in South Africa and adhere to the above mentioned rules. Your privilege to climb in Rocklands depends on it.

Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
Arch Valley boulder field
56
110
5
Big and Roof Boulders boulder field
33
19
4
Bonus Boulders boulder field
19
23
Camp Sallie boulder field
12
0
Close Plateau boulder field
29
213
1
Dihedral Boulders boulder field
35
27
Far Plateau boulder field
8
44
2
Fields of Joy boulder field
96
113
1
Hidden Boulders boulder field
12
58
2
Middle Plateau boulder field
20
54
8
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0
0
Stone Terrace boulder field
12
0
Twin Boulders boulder field
17
11

Routes

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Routes in the Witness/ Dihedral valley. Walk as for dihedral, before reaching the top, head right along the cliff band.

Busts through a horizontal roof.

Set: A. Bester, 2017

FA: J. Barnes, 2017

Routes in the Witness/ Dihedral valley. Walk as for dihedral, before reaching the top, head right along the cliff band.

Open Project

Set: E. Nel, 2017

FA: W. Black, 2017

FA: A. Bester, 2017

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