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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.

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Summary

Climbing is on compact technical walls and arête climbing on amazing quality rock above a valley that is deep and unspoiled.

Description

ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS DIRECTLY FROM THE 'BOVEN CLIMBING ROTES' PDF CLIMBING GUIDE by Andrew Pedley & Gustav Janse Van Rensburg.

The PDF guide is available free for download at http://www.climbing.co.za/

The setting has a ‘wilder’ feel added to by the complete lack of any cellphone signal. Beautiful indigenous trees grow along the base and the crags are quiet except for the sound of the waterfall and the baboons.

Access issues

Climbing Permits Wonderland. The Wonderland crags are spread over multiple private land parcels including MCSA, Mahem and Tranquilitas. The MCSA has negotiated for all climbers to have access to these properties via a climbing permit. Permits will be offered at discounted rates to members of the MCSA or guests at Tranquilitas/Mayhem. Following are the permit types and costs:

Day permits R60. Day permits for MCSA/ Tranquilitas members R30

Weekend permits R100. Weekend permits for MCSA/ Tranquilitas members R50

Month permits R600. Month permits for MCSA / Tranquilitas R300

Annual permits R1600. Annual permits for MCSA / Tranquilitas R1200

By purchasing a permit you agree to the Conditions & Waiver Free parking to permit holders at Tranquilitas reception only and in demarcated spaces. Permits will be mandatory and people found without one will be treated as trespassers. Permits can be purchased from Tranquilitas reception via SnapScan or Zapper. For annual permits e-mail book@tranquilitas.com.

Orubeni farm has graciously granted access on the basis that climbers absolutely stick to the following rules: - ONLY WALK IN BY THE APPROVED ROUTE - KEEP DOGS ON A LEAD AS THERE ARE ANIMALS ON THE FARM - NO FIRES EVER - NO LITTER, INCLUDING CIGARETTE BUTTS AND TOILET PAPER - DO NOT WALK IN VIEW OF THE FARMHOUSE – DO NOT WALK OUT AFTER DARK…YOU MAY BE CONFUSED FOR A THIEF AND SHOT (THIS IS A WORKING FARM)

Approach

These crags are on the Orubeni farm, south of Tranquiltas, accessed by a 15 minute easy walk from the Tranquilitas Campsite. The main 2 access points are respectively the Easy Gully leading to Jack’s Playground and Burning man Sector ; or the Narrow Gully leading to the Library, Corruption and Mythology Sectors.

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Developed since start of 2015.

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