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Haelkop bouldering, Stellenbosch

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:08 pm
by PaulR
Hey, Anyone ever checked out the bouldering about 1 hour up Haelkop, starting in Jonkershoek. Some really good quality rock up there! I realize my photo's don't quite capture the best boulders but take a look.

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Re: Haelkop bouldering, Stellenbosch

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:21 pm
by wja
Should actually put up camp there. Any water up there?

Re: Haelkop bouldering, Stellenbosch

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:48 pm
by odie
what!?
where is haelkop? where in jonkers?
the boulders look tiny on the photo...

Re: Haelkop bouldering, Stellenbosch

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:04 am
by PaulR
Unfortunently no water up there. Haelkop is one mountain along from Stellenbosch mountain. To get to it you walk into Jonkershoek reserve and then right and up to the top of the forest and a small trail continues up from there. The description is in Ernst Lotz's guide to the jonkershoek. The link here:

http://groups.google.co.za/group/cape-g ... maps?pli=1

As for the size of the boulders, as I said bad photography. There are decent size boulders around just didn't walk from one to the next. Downside the walk would be a lus with a pad and water etc.