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shorti
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castle gorge routes

Postby shorti » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:12 pm

Does anyone have route descriptions for Castle Gorge in the Magaliesberg?

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Re: castle gorge routes

Postby nosmo » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:34 pm

I seem to remember using an MCSA rd? fanta, Hector, one of those dudes will know?

When you go, be sure to wade down to the pinnacle - I forget the route name but it's a really cool 16 or thereabouts. We simul-rapped to get down, the tat on top looked real dodgy and old.

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Re: castle gorge routes

Postby Hector » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:48 pm

There are a couple of good routes at Castle Gorge - say about 5 or so. The pinnacle is very nice, Pigeon Hole is quite fun (19ish) and there's a 23 above the lower of the 3 pools which looks awesome. You can get an RD at Drifters or the MCSA

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Re: castle gorge routes

Postby shorti » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:10 pm

Thanks lads

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Re: castle gorge routes

Postby Forket » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:42 pm

anybody got an idea what those 23s are called?

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Re: castle gorge routes

Postby thebest » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:55 pm

me and et did that 23 yesterday it looks awesome and climbs even better a must do
ps get there in the morning sun is evil

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Re: castle gorge routes

Postby Forket » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:38 pm

we did Of the Hangermangler (5star 23)

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Re: castle gorge routes

Postby Forket » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:43 pm

can someone please update the Castle Gorge wiki, i cannot:P

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Re: castle gorge routes

Postby dirktalma » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:19 am

Hey. I got all the guides (5 or 6 or so) for about R120 from the MCSA. Contact them for updated prices.

Btw, did the pinnacle mentioned in an earlier post today. Excellent but short climb on a cool feature. Yes, the tat is really sketchy. I forgot some spare tat so if someone could bring down my sling back your next couple of beers are on me. That's if I'm getting it before that.

Well done ET and Alex the Best(er)! Super inspiring. Thats a proud line. The old ballies couldn't stop talking last night around the fire about how two sport junkies rocked up and flashed that thing. Apparently the last ascent before this weekend was 26 years ago. Well done lads!


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