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The Good Seed

  • Grade context: FR
  • Ascents: 22

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Description

The left wall of the corridor as you face it coming from the plateaus.

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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Start with large hold, dyno up right and finish up the high face.

FA: Berni Fiedler, 2006

Start as Eddy Would Go but climb up the left face.

FA: Antoine Bony, 2010

From the rock move to the slot then campus up and finish out right.

FA: Klem Loskot et al., 2005

Start with incut edges and move up left to jug.

FA: Klem Loskot et al., 2005

Standing start. Both hands on sloped, in-cut edge. Climb straight up using sloped holds, past a large hole, to top out.

FA: Klem Loskot et al., 2005

Standing start. Left hand on small crimp, right hand on decent edge. Climb up left using the blunt arête to the right of the large hole, passed in 'Window licker', to top out.

FA: Scott Noy, 2007

Standing start. Both hands on decent edge. Climb up and slightly left to a small, sloped hole. Move straight up to top out.

FA: Klem Loskot et al., 2005

From the large horn traverse left across the slab.

FA: Klem Loskot et al., 2005

Sit Start. Both hands on good edge. Climb straight up through crimps and a sloped hole to top out.

Listed as a classic in the guidebook

FA: Klem Loskot et al., 2005

Standing Start. Right hand on high side-pull, Left hand on crimp lower down. Climb straight up through pockets. Finish by topping out to the right of the large bulge.

FA: Klem Loskot et al., 2005

Start and climb as for 'Pole position', but finish to the left of the large bulge.

FA: Klem Loskot et al., 2005

Sit Down Start. Both hands on low rail below start of 'Pole position'. Move up to climb the rest of 'Pole position'.

FA: Scott Noy, 2007

Standing Start. Both hands on large side-pull flake. Climb straight up to small ledge, then move left to top out using the inverted corner.

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