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B: Human Energy

  • Grade context: FR
  • Ascents: 55

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Description

Going towards close plateau, turn right on the first big rock plateau, marked by a big pile of rocks in front of a boulder. This leads directly to the obvious overhang with Creeper and Human Energy.

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.

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.

Routes

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Sit-start under the free hanging rock with jug and climb up left.

FA: Michael Janata, 2007

Sit-start just right of Espresso, move into an undercling and climb up.

FA: Michael Janata, 2006

Listed as a classic in the guide book

Sit-start, move to rail then climb through the roof on slopers and finish up the face. "Powerful moves on great holds"

Video

FA: Klem Loskot et. al, 2005

Start with large jug and climb the attractive line of huecos.

FA: Klem Loskot et. al, 2005

Sit-start with opposing side pulls, move up right then climb through the roof on good holds and finish up slightly to the right on the arete.

Listed as a classic in the guidebook

Video

FA: Berni Fiedler, 2007

Sit-start with shelf, climb up right and finish up the arete.

Listed as a classic in the guide book

Video

FA: Klem Loskot, 2005

Start in the scoop, climb up and then left to join Human Energy

Video

A hold broke in 2022 but apparently it still goes, see here.

FA: Scott Noy & Dimitri Velissariou, 2007

Climb Born into Struggle but then traverse right along the lip and finish as Throw Yourself Away.

FA: Nicola André, 2012

Start as Born into Struggle but traverse under roof and finish as Throw Yourself Away.

FA: Nicola André, 2012

Climb Throw Yourself Away but from the good hold over the lip finish out right.

Start as Throw Yourself Away but dyno straight up to the good hold in roof and finish as Throw Yourself Away.

FA: Berni Fielder, 2007

Start as Born into Struggle, traverse right under the roof and through the gap and finish with Human Energy.

FA: Nicola André, 2012

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