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1 13 25m
2 15 15m
3 14 40m

FA: T. Hughes

1 18
2 18

Start just right of Tim Hughes's Route P1: 18. Head up the left side of a crack to an overhang. Pull diagonally up and right through the small roof then straight up to the grassy ledge. Walk across to the next cliff band.

P2: 15. Start a bit right of the Rainbow Crag recess on a face. Up to join Rainbow Crag for a few meters then step left onto the left bulging face of the recess. Move left a meter or two and then straight up to the top.

FA: R. Halsey & R. Straite, Aug 2019

Opening new lines where other RD's are not detailed, hmmmmm! Startup the off-width to the ledge, move slightly right to gain the rail (on the left) in the overlap. Move left and head up for the cleft/ notch in the skyline.

FA: Cormac Tooze & M/ Lamprecht, 24 Mar 2021

1 15 20m
2 15 17m
3 16 18m
4 13 8m

FA: P. de Tolly

1 15 20m
2 19 17m
3 16 18m
4 13 8m
1 17 20m
2 19 35m
3 13 20m

FA: M. Scott & P. de Tolly

1 16 18m
2 20 10m
3 15 30m

FA: Scurvy & D. Mecer, 2007

1 15 25m
2 15 20m
3 15 20m

FA: G. Mosley, T. Snyders & A. Killick, 1968

1 15 25m
2 16 12m
3 15 20m
4 11 15m

FA: D. Tromp & A. Dintheer, 1988

1 11 12m
2 14 35m
3 15 10m
4 15 23m
5 15 36m
6 13 20m
7 14 20m
8 8 40m

FA: J. Grindley & B. Turner, 1958

1 15 25m
2 18 13m
3 16 25m
4 13 80m

FA: M. Scott, P. deTolly, B. Cheetham & A. Brown, 1988

1 19 20m
2 18 25m

The route starts from the Tea Cave ledge directly where the abseil comes down from the bolted anchors (between Naught For Your Comfort on the left and Aquanaut on the right).

  1. 20m (19): Pull up onto the steep white face and climb directly via a pocket and a thin gear placement to the ledge above. Cross over Aquanaut (which traverses left here) and move up to below a bulge. Pull straight through the bulge and continue to the bolted anchors. Cross the huge ledge to the start of the next pitch of Clifton Crest. Pitch 2 of Codgernaut takes the face between Crest’s corner and Excaliber, which climbs the front of the Gendarme.

  2. 25m (18): Move up Crest for about 2 metres, then step to the right to gain the white face just to the left of a precarious looking jutting out block. Blast straight up the middle of the face past a few rails, till you reach a deep hollowed out rail about two-thirds of the way up the face. Step right and using a hollow flake, which forms the top of the rail, move up and right to gain the left edge of the Gendarme. Climb the edge on thin grips till it eases at the ledge above (this last section up the edge is shared with Excaliber). Follow either Excalber or Clifton Crest to the higher ledge and the abseil anchors.

FA: T Lourens & W Koen, 15 Feb 2014

1 20 30m
2 18 35m
3 14 60m

FA: P. deTolly, D. Tromp & A. Brown, 1987

1 14 30m
2 15 35m
3 15 20m
4 14 40m

FA: D. Tromp & T. McCrae, 1986

1 20 25m
2 15 30m
3 14 70m

FA: R. deDekker, J. deDekker & D. McCrindle, 1990

1 17 25m
2 16 45m
3 16 20m
4 15 15m
5 15 30m

FA: P. deTolly, D. Tromp & A. Brown, 1989

1 16 15m
2 12 15m
3 15 25m
4 15 17m
5 14 15m
6 12 25m

FA: M. Scott, B. Cheetham & N. Antonich, 1988

1 16 20m
2 16 40m
3 17 20m
4 14 20m
5 12 40m

FA: J. Bam & N. Antoncich

1 16 20m
2 18 40m
3 19 35m
4 15 25m

The third pitch on the book says it is a 15 but I had climbed a 17 and 18 pitch before it and those all felt easier than the third pitch, that's why I am suggesting a grade 19 for it. The second pitch is an amazing 18 pitch, really fun.

FA: N. Havenga & D. Mecer, 2007

1 14 25m
2 21 21m
3 15 18m
4 15 15m
5 16 20m

FA: D. Tromp & P. deTolly, 1988

1 14 25m
2 16 25m
3 14 8m
4 14 18m
5 15 30m

FA: D. Tromp, T. McCrae & A.Wilkinson, 1986

1 10 40m
2 11 20m
3 11 10m
4 10 25m
5 11 20m
6 11 18m
7 9 18m
8 8 20m

FA: J. Grindley & B. Turner, 1958

1 14 20m
2 15 30m
3 13 25m
4 14 25m

FA: Unknown

1 13 18m
2 15 15m
3 14 20m
4 16 20m
5 13

FA: P. de Tolly & B. Cheetham, 1999

1 15 20m
2 18 30m
3 12 15m
4 16 23m
5 14 30m

FA: D. Mecer & A. Wienand, 2007

1 13 20m
2 14 25m
3 16 15m
4 11 15m
5 11 30m

FA: P. deTolly & A. Brown, 1989

1 13 18m
2 14 20m
3 13 20m
4 12 20m
5 15 15m

FA: P. deTolly & M. Scott, 1990

1 13 18m
2 14 20m
3 13 20m
4 12 20m
5 18 15m

FA: P. de Tolly & M. Scott, 1990

1 18 20m
2 21 30m

FA: M.G. Berry & A. duPreez, 1988

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