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Satisfaction Sector

  • Grade context: SA
  • Ascents: 2

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.

https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/alert-level-2

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Created about a year ago - Edited 22 days ago

Seasonality

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Access issues inherited from Wolfberg

You will have to obtain a permit to climb at Wolfberg, as it is on private land. Ask for more details at the reception for Sanddrif (https://www.sanddrif.com/)

Ethic inherited from Wolfberg

No bolting allowed. Strictly a trad area.

Routes

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Grade Route
1 18 45m
2 17 40m
3 18 25m

FA: A. Wood, A. Hall & S. Larsen, 2010

1 18 45m
2 15 40m
3 18 25m
1 15 20m
2 19 20m
3 18 30m
4 16 35m

Start just left of Eclipse

  1. 15 (20m) Follow a straight line, starting on a small flat spot a few meters left of Eclipse, up the face to the ledge. Stance below a break in the brown rock that leads to a left tending undercling.

  2. 19 (20m) Follow the break and undercling to the roof and rail left to a small platform stance.

  3. 18 (30m) Head up and slightly right (#3 Camalot useful) to a rail. Continue right to a vague, airy arete and follow this up and then left to a large ledge. Continue easily up the honeycomb features on the right and scramble up to a huge ledge. Continue right to stance left of a low roof, in about the middle of the wall that rises above the ledge.

  4. 16 (35m) Climb up a few meters to a slight bulge, pull through this then follow the line of least resistance straight up the face.

FA: R.Halsey & R. Strate, Nov 2019

1 10 25m
2 9 25m
3 13 35m
4 13 10m
5 11 25m
6 13 28m

FA: P. du Preez, G. Ward, A, A. & A. Schoon, 1978

1 17 25m
2 22 20m
3 19 20m
4 16 35m

Start between Eclipse and Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

  1. 17 (25m) Climb the face at the boundary of grey and brown rock up to a narrow roof. Pass this on the left and up to a bush. Continue up the hand crack to the ledge. Stance a bit to the left under the large corner above.

  2. 22 (20m) Pull up into the large undercut corner from the left (some loose rock). Climb the right wall to a tiny ledge, and then follow the steep series of laybacks (crux) to a narrow ledge. Stance on the right.

  3. 19 (20m) From the left side of the ledge (to the left of an ancient peg), move up and left over the void until able to pull over the bulge (to the right of a roof) onto the face above. Continue up and slightly left. At a blank section, stand on top of a triangular boulder to gain the large ledge above. Stance below and right of a roof with another roof a few meters above it. This is ~5m right of the last pitch of Prisoners of the Sun.

  4. 16 (35m) Pull up onto the yellow, pocketed face and traverse left over the first roof. Move up to pass the second roof on its left. At the third roof, step left and pull through at a left-facing, grey projection. Step right and continue up to the top. Belay at the hippo and the zebra (if you can find them).

FA: R. Halsey & T. Bairstow, Dec 2015

1 19 22m
2 22 28m

FA: J. Orton & A. Ross-Innes, 1999

1 17 25m
2 20 20m
3 13 35m
4 19 18m
5 16 25m

FA: M. Roberts & A. McCann, 1995

1 20 26m
2 23 40m

FA: R. Behne, M. Scott, J. Orton & A. Ross-Innes, 1999

1 23 18m
2 21 30m
3 22 30m
4 18 40m

A direct, varied line crossing Satisfaction Guaranteed. The first pitch is a tad committing Start ~6m left of Satisfaction.

  1. 23 (18m) Climb a thin, intermittent crack up a brown streak within grey rock, to arrive at a ledge between two boulders. Place high gear, then use the largest boulder on the left to gain good holds. Move right and up the brown recess, then up and right past two rails to stance on the ledge (shared with Satisfaction). This is a demanding pitch and requires small cams.

  2. 21 (30m) Head up and left to the clean arete. Climb the right side of the arete (also using a vague crack ~1.5m to the right). Continue straight up to the ledge and stance below the corner (shared with Satisfaction).

  3. 22 (30m) Climb up the corner, then up the face and aim for the pocketed roof above. Pull through the left break using pockets to gain a tube-like feature. Continue easily to the ledge.

  4. 18 (40m) Climb the steep juggy face above. The line goes between the staggered roofs on the left and the right. At the next ledge head straight up to the top.

FA: R. Halsey & M. Penso, Jan 2016

1 17 10m
2 19 40m
3 21 30m
4 16 35m

A direct ending to Satisfaction Guaranteed

  1. As for Satisfaction Guaranteed.

  2. As for Satisfaction Guaranteed.

  3. 21 (30m) Climb up the corner, then up the face and aim for the pocketed roof above. Pull through the right break to gain the featured face above. Continue easily to the ledge and then up and slightly right to below a chimney feature.

  4. 16 (35m) Climb the face/arete on the left side of the chimney.

FA: R. Halsey & G. Jacobs, Feb 2016

1 17 10m
2 19 40m
3 15 25m
4 15 50m

FA: D. Davies & R. Barley, 1978

1 22 23m
2 16 37m
3 16 18m
4 14 12m

FA: S. Bradshaw & C. Edelstein, 1984

1 22 23m
2 18 30m
3 19 18m
4 17 25m

FA: C. Lomax, R. Behne & C. Edelstein, 2000

1 21 30m
2 23 28m
3 29 16m
4 9 10m
5 16 25m

Crux pitch can be aided on #3 cam, bringing grade down to 23, A1

FA: J. Orton & G. Hagg, 1999

FFA: D. Birkett & T. Versveld, 2004

1 25 15m
2 23 35m

FA: A. Roff & B. Roux, 1996

FFA: D. Birkett & T. Versfeld, 2004

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