Hout Bay exploring

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Garron
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Hout Bay exploring

Postby Garron » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:08 am

I have spotted a crag in Hout Bay that looks about 30-40m high and about 60m wide the rock looks good from 1km away but I want to have a closer look. The crag is in a stunning location and there does appear to be an overgrown path to the crag but it is very indirect so will probably take about 1.5hrs to walk there (so you have to enjoy hiking as well as climbing). There are also two other potential crags nearby.

My usual partners are injured, too busy or are put off by the walk-in.

Would you like to come with? I was planning of going to have a look this Sunday.

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby MyKAPE » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:13 am

Howsit, Are you talking about Skoorsteenskop?
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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Garron » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:09 pm

No it is not Skoorsteenskop, to my knowledge there are no routes on the rock that I'd like to visit. It is possible that it was climbed on many years back or it is someone's secret crag but I doubt it.

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Justin » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:28 pm

Are there any bolts there?
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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:41 pm

Google maps link?
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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Garron » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:24 pm

Here are some pics:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8m5Xqh ... sp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8m5Xqh ... sp=sharing

so it is not fountain ledge but could be fun to have a look, and it is in a beautiful area. There are also another 2 crags nearby but I don't have good photos of them.
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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Slave » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:35 pm

That's basically behind my house

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Garron » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:46 am

So would you be like to have a closer look on Sunday?

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Wes » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:56 am

Are these behind Suikerbossie restaurant?

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Garron » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:18 pm

No, that is Llandudno corner, and/or B butress.

Would you like to come climb on the pictured crag on Sunday?

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Wes » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:23 pm

I am super keen, but have injured my foot. Maybe next weekend, if this one doesnt work out. :)

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Garron » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:45 pm

cool. well hopefully someone will want to come with this weekend and we can go back next weekend :)

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Dragon » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:23 pm

Hi Garron
Are you approaching from the top?

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Garron » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:32 pm

Yes I planning on abseiling in and maybe doing some toproping to get a feel for the place before doing some trad routes.

Would you like to come with?

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Dragon » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:48 pm

Would love to but doesn't look like I have enough time off at moment- sorry. Will let you know if my status changes

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Strider » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:10 am

Did anyone go with you Garron?

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Re: Hout Bay exploring

Postby Garron » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:00 am

No did not find anyone to come with on Sunday and did not think I would enjoy going by myself.
So am planning on going next Sunday (I have a friend that is keen to come with), please join us, the more the merrier.


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