In April this year Riki & Justin Lawson together with Stuart Brown of De Bos, started bolting a new crag.
The crag is about 35/40 meters high and the climbing is awesome!
The path is good but quite steep and care needs to be taken upon walking up and down. As more people go up, the path will become more eroded and a path building / Crag base meet will need to happen sometime in the near future. Don’t be shy 😉
The crag has huge potential for new routes (as does the whole of Montagu). The crag is also out of the sun for all of the day, so this will be a really great summer spot to climb at.
New Bolting Policy in Montagu:
I’m sure everyone is aware of the closure of Bosch Kloof. I have been tasked by the Montagu Mountain Committee to manage new routes in Montagu.
So if you want to bolt a new line in Montagu, please send me the details with a picture of the route(s) that you want to bolt. I will give you the go ahead via email.
You can send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and make the subject New Routes Montagu
As with the rest of the Western Cape, only 316 Stainless Steel Rolled bolts are allowed to be used for bolting routes in Montagu. Check the Anchor Replacement Fund page for more information.
Walk in time: 15 mins
Rope: 60 meter (always tie a knot in the end of your rope as some of the routes are 30 meters in length)
Draws: +/- 15
Sun: All day shade
If you would like to bolt a new line but have never bolted before / don’t have access to a drill, drop me an email and I’d be happy to bolt the line for you (you supply the hardware).
Below are topos / directions to the crag – Click the image to make them bigger.
Wiki Link: Riverside Crags Topo