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Sling Wall

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Description

Moderate grades.

Access issues inherited from Tafelberg

A permit is required: www.capenature.co.za

Approach

From 'Spout Cave' walk east on the path towards the Pillar box and veer SE as if going to 'The Drip' The routes are on the red face before Solitaire Wall. Might even find a drip here for some refreshment. Climb 'Sling' first to identify the lower-off point.

Ethic inherited from Tafelberg

Tafelberg is a pure trad area. No bolting is allowed at all.

There is an existing bolt and chain at the top of the ascent/descent gulley and (to my knowledge) only one old route (Oscillation) that has an ancient, hand drilled, small bolt. This in no way means that any more bolts may be placed. There are also a few old pitons scattered around but even this is seldom necessary. Modern removable gear allows virtually all climbable parts of Tafelberg to be adequately protected.

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On the left side of the crag, follow a vague groove, then straight up on flakes (sparse protection) to a tiny right facing corner. Move left and up through a final bulge to the top.

FA: Richard Halsey & Willem le Roux, Dec 2015

The entire route can be climbed by using slings on “chicken heads” and bollards. Start at the cairn and head straight up.

Descent: The route ends at a thread point and biner or walk off to the right.

Start at a jug at head height, 4m right of 'Sling' and crank up to the ledge. Head straight up the wall between 'Sling' and 'Sting'.

FA: Willem le Roux & Richard Halsey, Dec 2015

Start up the wide, overhanging crack to the base of Sting. Move up and left to into a left-facing brown corner. Traverse left for ~2m and then up to the top.

FA: Richard Halsey & Willem le Roux, Dec 2015

The route climbs easily from the ledge past the huge block to under the red roof. And there is a sting for the last move or two.

Descent: Walk 10m or so left to the thread point and biner at the top of Sling or walk off to the right.

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Author(s): Tony Lourens

Date: 2023

ISBN: 9780796123541

A definitive guidebook covering all the sport climbing found throughout the whole of the Cederberg mountain range, describing 436 sport routes across a wide range of grades from F4b to F9a.

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