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1 12 12m
2 14 12m
3 14 16m
4 14 10m
5 17 12m

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Start 10m left of 'Cobblestone Face'

  1. [12] 12m:
    Climb straight up through the broken-up face to a substantial ledge directly below a cave.
  2. [14] 12m:
    Move 8m right, and continue to a restricted ledge partly composed of bollards. The route follows a deep, vertical crack leading into a cavelike recess under a triangular overhang. At this point move out right 1-2m in order to continue up the fault which now breaks through the triangular overhang.
  3. [14] 16m:
    A little distance above, there is a shallow cave containing several large, jagged boulder formations. Climb the vertical fault running through this to a broad ledge. Alternatively, move to the left and then climb up for 3m before moving to the right to the same finish.
  4. [14] 10m:
    In order to reach the platform on the free-standing pinnacle, which is a feature of this part of the mountain, climb the pleasant 4m face with small Cederberg-like grips. This pitch is adjacent to 'Avalanche Crag'.
  5. [14] 10m:
    Cross the chasm between the free-standing pinnacle and the mountain, and climb the cleft on the right, i.e. the nearest one to 'Staircase' which leads to the top of the Cobblestones Gendarme.
  6. [17] 12m:
    The pitch which is strenuous for 3m, runs straight up the face immediately above. Climb up and pull through the small overhang, move left and up a shallow, vertical recess for 1-2m before moving right on flange-type grips for about 1m then continue up to the broad ledge above. 'Cobblestone Face' also finishes on this ledge.
  7. Scramble to the summit

Route history

1964First ascent: R. Baillie, H. Hill & R. Reinicke

Warnings

Location

Lat/Lon: -33.95761, 18.40247

Grade citation

12, 14, 14, 14, 17 Assigned grade
Cormac Tooze

ethic

No bolting!

inherited from Fountain Ledge

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Overall quality 92 from 2 ratings.

Tick Types

Tick 2

Comment keywords

Selected Guidebooks all

Author(s): Tony Lourens

Date: 2015

ISBN: 9780987040343

This is a selective guidebook describing the best sport climbing found in the Western Cape of South Africa, covering over 1,350 routes

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