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Africa Ledge-Upper

  • Grade context: SA
  • Ascents: 6

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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Created about a year ago - Edited 8 weeks ago
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Access issues inherited from Table Mountain

There is an entrance fee to Kirstenbosch.

A permit is required to access Orange Kloof.

Ethic inherited from Table Mountain

Strictly trad area, bolting is illegal.

Routes

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1 21 25m
2 23 35m
1 22 25m
2 24 35m

FA: T. Versveld, L. Rust & B. Roux, 2002

1 27 20m
2 26 20m

FA: T. Versveld, 2001

1 17 8m
2 25 22m
3 25 28m

FA: D. Birkett & T. Versveld, 1998

FA: M. Bush

1 12 23m
2 25 35m

FA: T. Versveld, L. Rust & G. Austin, 1998

FA: T. Dick

1 21 18m
2 21 10m
3 23 12m

FA: A. Wood & D. Sherwell, 1990

“Mad Dog" is a direct variation of the 'African Lunch' 2nd pitch.

FA: C. Edelstein & R. Breyer, 2007

A steep, sustained pitch, which mirrors Synapse. Access the left end of the Flakes Traverse (several route options)

Start as for Out to Lunch. At the first roof, rail about 3m right (120cm gear extensions useful) and pull through the break (shared with Cuckoos Nest). Continue up to the next rail, where Cuckoos heads up the crack to the left. At this point move right about 1m and up the steep face on side pulls, past a thin rail, to below an overlap. Traverse right on underclings and pull over the slight bulge to reach the vague corner, which ends at a finger rail. Traverse about 3m right to the Synapse anchor. Consensus grading needed, not technically too hard, but pretty pumpy!

FA: R. Halsey & W. Gans, May 2017

1 28 15m
2 23 20m
3 21 35m
4 22 10m

FA: M. Seuring & D. Steyn, 2013

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