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Summary

The East face of Wolfberg has some of the best routes in the area, with mega classics such as Celestial Journey, Alone in Space, and Wolfgang.

Access issues

A permit is required

Approach

Follow the main path up to the cracks for about 30 to 40mins, before breaking off left to gain the base of the wall.

Where to stay

Sanddrif Campsite: https://www.sanddrif.com/

Ethic

Although there are some bolted/mixed routes on the SE Wall and in Gaper Crack, bolting is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN! Please respect this rule.

Routes

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Grade Route
1 23 10m
2 15 40m
3 18 30m
4 13 30m

A direct start to P1 (using the roof crack) brings the grade up to 25 (FA: C. Martinengo, 2007)

FA: D. Davies & R. Barley, 1978

FFA: Andrew de Klerk & Greg Lacey, 1982

1 25 10m
2 15 40m
3 18 30m
4 13 30m

FA: C. Martinengo, 2007

1 22 40m
2 18 35m
3 20 15m
4 19 20m
5 18 25m
6 19 25m
7 17 30m

FA: S. Middlemiss & J. Fisher, 1988

1 22 40m
2 26 45m
3 19 25m
4 17 30m

A harder variation to Wolfgang.

  1. As for Wolfgang

  2. Traverse 8m right, then up a crack on the orange rock. Then up the grey face

  3. As for Wolfgang pitch 6

  4. As for Wolfgang pitch 7

FA: B. Bransby & J. Samson, 1998

Start as for Wolfgang, and then follow the line of bolts and seam up the wall to the anchor. Some trad gear is also required to protect the route.

FA: P. Schlotfeldt & D. Shewell, 1991

Start as for Worlds Apart, but move right and follow the line of bolts to the anchor.

FA: J. Fisher, 1991

Starts a few meters right of Wolfgang, off a big block. Follow the line of bolts to a small ledge, continue up the wall above to the anchor. Some trad gear also required to protect the route.

FA: S. Maasch, 1991

1 22 35m
2 20 15m
3 22 30m
4 19 10m
5 21 20m
6 20 30m

FA: D. Davies & R. Barley, 1978

1 17 15m
2 23 20m
3 21 20m
4 22 35m
5 21 8m
6 19 20m
7 17 18m
8 21 20m

FA: D. Shewell, J. Samson & A. Forsyth, 1988

1 21 20m
2 23 35m

FA: J. Fisher & R. Suter

FA: R. Suter & M. Gowans

1 19 50m
2 21 40m
3 19 10m
4 18 20m
5 18 30m

FA: R. Smithers, M. Hafner & R. Barley, 1979

FFA: M. Roberts & C. Leslie-Smith, 1984

1 22 45m
2 22 20m
3 15 15m
4 21 20m
5 21 30m

FA: J. Orton & M. de Villiers, 2000

1 15 50m
2 13 20m
3 8 15m
4 18 15m
5 19 10m
6 19 10m
7 19 25m
8 17 30m

FA: M. Scott, N. Scott & M. Beeston, 1990

1 15 50m
2 22 20m
3 15 15m
4 19 33m
5 20 40m
6 9 5m

FFA: M. Roberts & R. Smithers, 1978

FA: D. Davies & R. Barley, 1978

1 12 25m
2 11 15m
3 13 35m
4 Abseil 15m
5 13 50m
6 9 30m
7 12 20m
8 13 20m
9 11 35m

FA: G. Ward & A. Schoon, 1978

1 23 28m
2 23 12m

FA: M. Hislop & S. Middlemiss, 1985

1 19 20m
2 19 20m
3 25 15m
4 21 15m
5 21 25m

FA: C. Lomax & K. Smith, 1983

FFA: A. de Klerk & K. Smith, 1986

1 19 20m
2 19 2015m
3 25 R - X 15m
4 21 25m
5 21

An alternative third pitch to Whinge taking the blank face left of the arete.

NB: This route requires very small micro nuts and was head pointed on pre-placed gear.

  1. As for Whinge

  2. As for Whinge

  3. 25R/ X Start about 4m to the left of the arete at a good rail. Climb up a few meters to some small crimps in a thin rail. Traverse right on hard, very thin moves to an undercling flake and then climb up and left to better crimps. Continue directly up a vague break to a good rail where one moves right to join the arete.

  4. As for Whinge

  5. As for Whinge

FA: G. Patterson-Jones & H. Davies, Nov 2011

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