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This kloof is on private land and climbing beyond Legoland has been forbidden by the land owner since March 2010, so please respect the rules.  
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= IMPORTANT =
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'''Please note:  The whole of Bosch Kloof is closed until further notice''' Posted 24 March 2010
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* [http://www.climb.co.za/2010/03/montagu-crag-closures-bosch-kloof-closed/ Montagu Crag Closures – Bosch Kloof Closed]
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'''Access is being negotiated, if you choose to sneak in for a climb, you will be putting future access at risk.<br /> NB:  The owner of the Tolhuis Accommodation does not own the land on which any of these crags are situated.''' 
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All of the crags descibed below are on private land and climbing beyond Legoland & The Far Side & The Panel has been forbidden by the land owner since March 2010, so please respect the rules.  
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<span style="color:green">'''You MAY climb at: Legoland & The Far Side & The Panel'''</span>
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<span style="color:red">'''For now, Please NO Climbing at: Bosch, Ramset, Hilti, Forest, Twin Fins, Skull'''</span>
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You MUST park outside the gate by the main road (R62).  DO NOT under any circumstances drive in and park directly at the Legoland crag.  You may obviously drive in if you are staying over night at the Tolhuis.  This crag is on private land and climbing there is by permission of the land owner, so please respect the rules.  The land owner has forbidden access the the crags in Bosch Kloof.
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= How to get there =
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<b>From Ashton/Cape Town direction:</b>  The large gravel parking area is just before the first bridge on the right.<br>
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<b>From Montagu direction:</b>  Drive towards Ashton/Cape Town, about 1km after the tunnel you will see the large gravel parking area on your left just over the bridge.
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= Trash and Toilets =
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There are no trash cans at the crag, so take your own trash bag with you & take all your trash home (this includes cigarette bugs, tendon tape, toilet paper, plastic bottles, sweet wrappers... you get the point (we hope).
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There are no toilets at or near the crags. So if you must pee, go far away from the crag and far away from the river.  Do not leave any toilet paper.  And (as gross as it may seem) please bag your poo. 
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= Cell Phone Reception =
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There is no cellphone reception at any of these crags.
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= Bosch Kloof Climbing Map =
 
= Bosch Kloof Climbing Map =
 
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-33.813778,  20.091539|Legoland
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-33.814026,20.090614|Parking|Do NOT drive in & DO NOT block the gate|Parking.png
-33.814223,  20.089030|The Far Side
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-33.813778,  20.091539|[[#Legoland]]||Climbing.png
-33.814130,  20.099668|Forest
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-33.814223,  20.089030|[[#The Far Side]]||Climbing.png
-33.814506,  20.100920|Twin Fins
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-33.814130,  20.099668|[[#Forest Crag]]|<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span>|Climbing.png
-33.814052,  20.097529|Hilti
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-33.814506,  20.100920|[[#Twin Fins]]|<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span>|Climbing.png
-33.812413,  20.097465|Ramset
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-33.814052,  20.097529|[[#Hilti Crag]]|<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span>|Climbing.png
-33.813149,  20.096663|Bosch
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-33.812413,  20.097465|[[#Ramset Crag]]|<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span>|Climbing.png
-33.813309,  20.101642|Skull
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-33.813149,  20.096663|[[#Bosch Crag]]|<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span>|Climbing.png
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-33.813309,  20.101642|[[#Skull Crag]]|<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span>|Climbing.png
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-33.809996,  20.098951|[[#Matrix]]||Climbing.png
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-33.814601,20.09335|[[#The Panel Crags]]||Climbing.png
 
-33.811933,  20.094853|Entrance to Bosch Kloof
 
-33.811933,  20.094853|Entrance to Bosch Kloof
 
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= How to get there =
 
<b>From Ashton/Cape Town direction:</b>  The large gravel parking area is just before the first bridge on the right.<br>
 
<b>From Montagu direction:</b>  Drive towards Ashton/Cape Town, about 1km after the tunnel you will see the large gravel parking area on your left just over the bridge.<br>
 
There is no cellphone reception at this crag.<br>
 
  
= Rules =
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You MUST park outside the gate by the main road (R62).  DO NOT under any circumstances drive in and park directly at the crag.  You may obviously drive in if you are staying over night at the Tolhuis.  This crag is on private land and climbing there is by permission of the land owner, so please respect the rules.  The land owner has forbidden access the the crags in Bosch Kloof.
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= Bosch Kloof Crags =
 
= Bosch Kloof Crags =
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[[File:20120414 legoland.jpg]]
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== Legoland ==
 
== Legoland ==
Vertical, 1 minute flat walk, Early morning shade & Late Afternoon shade
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Legoland is Montagu's most popular climbing area due to the easier grade of routes and quick access.<br />
This is one of Montagu's most popular crags due to the easier grade of routes and the 1 minute walk-in.<br>
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Legoland is child friendly and dogs are allowed. <br />
Legoland is child friendly and dogs are allowed. The crag gets early morning & Late Afternoon shade.
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Vertical, 30 second flat walk, Early morning shade & Late Afternoon shade <br />
  
 
[[File:Legoland-far-left.jpg]]
 
[[File:Legoland-far-left.jpg]]
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[[File:20111124 LEGOLAND EDDY.jpg]]
 
[[File:Legoland-chocolate.jpg]]
 
[[File:Legoland-chocolate.jpg]]
 
[[File:Legoland-far-right.jpg]]
 
[[File:Legoland-far-right.jpg]]
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|Montagu Rock Adventures 2000
 
|Montagu Rock Adventures 2000
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|This is the furthest left route (#1). Located around the east facing corner.
 
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|Montagu Rock Adventures 2000
 
|Montagu Rock Adventures 2000
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|Same start as #1- I Tink Not but climbs to the chains of #3 - I Bewieve So Direct
 
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|*****
 
|Deon Knipe 2003
 
|Deon Knipe 2003
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|#4. #5. #6 share the same start. #4 climbs the left route and has it's own top anchors.
 
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|*****
 
|Stuart Brown 2003
 
|Stuart Brown 2003
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|#4. #5. #6 share the same start. #5 climbs to the anchors of #6.
 
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|*****
 
|Tony Lourens 1993
 
|Tony Lourens 1993
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|#4. #5. #6 share the same start. #6 climbs the right route and has it's own top anchors.
 
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|*****
 
|Derek Marshall 2003
 
|Derek Marshall 2003
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|Climb up the arete
 
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|****
 
|Tony Lourens 1997
 
|Tony Lourens 1997
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|Long route in the dark corner. 60 meter rope required!
 
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|John Terblanche 1998
 
|John Terblanche 1998
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|Climb under the BIG overhang onto the face
 
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|John Terblanche 1998
 
|John Terblanche 1998
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|Climb up the ramp and onto the face
 
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|****
 
|Stuart Brown
 
|Stuart Brown
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|Climb up into and through the crack under the shady nook to the left of Eddy.
 
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|*****
 
|Prof. Steve Bradshaw 1993
 
|Prof. Steve Bradshaw 1993
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|Classic grade 24 testpiece.  Short & Powerful
 
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|Craig Bruton 1998
 
|Craig Bruton 1998
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|Not the most popular climb at this crag. Careful belaying is advised.
 
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|Ed February 1994
 
|Ed February 1994
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|Short & Powerful. Careful belaying is advised.
 
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|B Whitehead 2004
 
|B Whitehead 2004
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|Powerful finishing move at the end.
 
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|*****
 
|Guy Holwill 1993
 
|Guy Holwill 1993
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|Classic grade 18 test piece.
 
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|Guy Holwill 1993
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|Guy Holwill 1993. <br />20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
 
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|Guy Holwill 1993
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|Guy Holwill 1993. <br />20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
 
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|Guy Holwill 1993
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|Guy Holwill 1993. <br />20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
 
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|Guy Holwill 1993
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|Guy Holwill 1993. <br />20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
 
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|Beth Higgins 1993
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|Beth Higgins 1993. <br />20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
 
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|Nick Matthews 1994
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|Nick Matthews 1994. <br />20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
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|The first route on the right hand side of the crag.
 
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[[File:Legoland203 0373.jpg]]
 
[[File:Legoland203 0373.jpg]]
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== The Far Side ==
 
== The Far Side ==
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The Far Side is on the opposite side of the road (R62). Park in the parking area before Legoland and walk over the bridge (river) towards Montagu, then jump over the small fence to walk to the crag ahead of you on your right.<br />
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Aspect: Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade.<br />
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Walk-in time: 5 minutes<br />
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[[File:20111124 farside.jpg]]<br />
 
Routes from Left to Right
 
Routes from Left to Right
 
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|FA: AdK 1994
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|FA: AdK 1994<br /> Nov 2011. Retro-bolted By J Lawson & M Wiswedel
|Nov 2011. Retro-bolted By J Lawson & M Wiswedel
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|Classic Grade 22 test piece. Excellent route!
 
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== Bosch Crag ==
 
  
'''Please note:  The whole of Bosch Kloof is closed until further notice''' Posted 24 March 2010
 
* [http://www.climb.co.za/2010/03/montagu-crag-closures-bosch-kloof-closed/ Montagu Crag Closures – Bosch Kloof Closed]
 
  
'''Access is being negotiated, if you choose to sneak in for a climb, you will be putting future access at risk''' 
 
  
[[Image:Gd_montaguboschcrag.jpg]]
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== The Panel Crags ==
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The Panel crags are high up on the hill above Legoland.  This crag is less popular due to the steep walk-in. To get to the crags, walk past Legoland and then up the steep hill to the crags above.<br />
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Aspect: Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade.<br />
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Walk-in time: 20 minutes<br />
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[[File:20030713 panel.jpg]]<br />
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|Like Lams
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|10 Bolts
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|Steve Downing 1996
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|The overhanging climb on the far left.
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|The Trip
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|9 Bolts
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|Steve Downing 1996
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|Cool Turkey
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|9 Bolts
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|Steve Downing 1996
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|Free Basing
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|8 Bolts
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|Steve Downing 1996
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|Mainline
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|9 Bolts
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|Steve Downing 1996
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|Crackhead
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|9 Bolts
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|Steve Downing 1996
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|Oros (Greek God of Orange Juice)
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|7 Bolts
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|O Keet 1996
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|The climb on separate wall on the far right.
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== Matrix ==
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This crag is less popular due to the long, unfrequented walk-in.
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Aspect: Morning Shade / Afternoon Sun.<br />
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Walk-in time: 30 minutes<br />
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[[File:The matrix.jpg]]<br />
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|1
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|Trust Me
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|12 Bolts
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|Stuart Brown 2004
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|The route on the furthest left of the crag
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|Ray Charles
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|10 Bolts
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|Andy Davies 2004
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|10 Bolts
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|Andy Davies 2004
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|Red Pill Blue Pill
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|11 Bolts
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|Malcolm Gowans 2002
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|5
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|Suspended Animation
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|24
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|8 Bolts
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|Stuart Brown 2004
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|Codger Reloaded
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|24
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|10 Bolts
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|Andy Davies 2004
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|Reality Check
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|21
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|11 Bolts
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|LLoyd Turner 2002
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|The route on the furthest right of the crag
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== Bosch Crag ==
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<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span>
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Bosch crag is one of the favorite crags in Montagu.  A 60 meter rope is advisable.<br />
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Aspect: Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade.<br />
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Walk-in time: 15 minutes<br />
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[[File:20030928 bosch.jpg]]<br /><br />
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[[Image:Gd_montaguboschcrag.jpg]]<br />
  
Bosch Routes - Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade. If you carry on past Legoland and up the kloof, you will come to Bosch on your right. 20mins flat/uphill walk.
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Aspect: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade.
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15 mins walk.
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Walk past Legoland and up the kloofBosch is the first crag on the right in the kloof.  
  
 
Routes from Left to Right
 
Routes from Left to Right
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|FA: S. Brown. Dec. 2003
 
|FA: S. Brown. Dec. 2003
|35m !  The route starts to the right of "Master Of Puppets" and crosses over at the fourth bolt and then carries on to the top of the crag. Lower to chains of "Me Or My Girl"
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|35m !  The route starts to the right of "Master Of Puppets" and crosses over at the fourth bolt and then carries on to the top of the crag. Lower to chains of "Me Or My Girl". A 70 meter rope is advisable.  You can get down on a 60 if the belayer moves up to the ledge on the right.
 
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|FA: J. Fisher, retro Bolted A. Davies. Dec. 2003
 
|FA: J. Fisher, retro Bolted A. Davies. Dec. 2003
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|The route furthest to the right.
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== Hilti Crag ==
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<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span><br />
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Aspect: Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade.<br />
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Walk-in time: 25 minutes<br />
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Hilti is the second crag on the right in the kloof (after Bosch). <br />
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Routes from Left to Right<br />
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|The Fertilizer King
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|Rockerfella
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|Finger Fantasy
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|Wonderlust
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|Drill Thrill
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|25/26
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|Jamie Smith 2008
 
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== Ramset Crag ==
 
  
[[Image:Gd_montaguramset.jpg]]
 
  
Ramset Routes - If you carry on past Legoland, turn right up to the kloof +-30 meters before the house. The first crag on the left as you walk up the kloof - it's opposite Bosch Crag.
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== Ramset Crag ==
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<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span><br />
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Ramset crag is one of the favorite crags in Montagu.  Great for early mornings & climbing till the sun comes over around noon. The easy double-pitch routes are excellent (comfortable) training ground for harder stuff.  A 60 meter rope is advisable.<br />
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Aspect: Morning Shade / Afternoon Sun<br />
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Walk-in time: 20 minutes<br />
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The first crag on the left as you walk up the kloof - it's opposite Bosch Crag.<br />
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[[File:20070106 ramset.jpg]]<br /><br />
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[[Image:Gd_montaguramset.jpg]]<br />
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Routes from Left to Right
 
Routes from Left to Right
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|(14B,C)  
 
|(14B,C)  
 
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|FA: D Marshal 2001
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|FA: D Marshal 2001. 2008 Justin Lawson moved one of the top anchor rings to avoid rope twisting.
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|60 meter rope needed & put knot in the end of the rope!
 
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|4.  
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|FA: D Marshal 2002
 
|FA: D Marshal 2002
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|#16,#17,#18 are not in this picture - they are on little separate crag to the right.
 
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|17.  
 
|17.  
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|FA: D Marshal 2002
 
|FA: D Marshal 2002
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|#16,#17,#18 are not in this picture - they are on little separate crag to the right.
 
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|FA: D Marshal 2003
 
|FA: D Marshal 2003
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|#16,#17,#18 are not in this picture - they are on little separate crag to the right.
 
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== Forest Crag ==
 
== Forest Crag ==
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<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span><br />
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Aspect: Morning Shade/Afternoon Sun.<br />
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Walk-in time: 30 minutes<br />
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To get to Forest, you walk past Bosch & Hilti and cross over the kloof by the rocky river bed.<br />
 
[[File:20090315 IMG 4348 forest.jpg]]
 
[[File:20090315 IMG 4348 forest.jpg]]
  
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== Hilti Crag ==
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Routes from Left to Right
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== Twin Fins ==
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<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span><br />
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Aspect: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade.<br />
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Walk-in time: 30 minutes<br />
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To get to Twin Fins, you walk past Bosch & Hilti and cross over the kloof by the rocky river bed. the walk off to Forest will be to your left, but you walk right past a large boulder and then up to Twin Fins straight ahead of you.<br />
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== Skull Crag ==
 
== Skull Crag ==
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<span style="color:red">Climbing here is currently forbidden.</span><br />
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Aspect: Morning Shade/Afternoon Sun.<br />
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Walk in time: 50 mins. (Long walk but TOTALLY worth it. This crag is awesome)<br />
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To get to Skull, you walk past Bosch & Hilti and cross over the kloof by the rocky river bed. The walk off to Forest will be to your left, but you walk right past a large boulder and then up to Twin Fins straight ahead of you And then you walk past twin fins on the right side of the kloof all the way to the top.<br />
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[[File:20020419 skull.jpg]]<br />
 
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== Twin Fins ==
 
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|Far Far Away
 
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|10 Bolts
 
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|Paul Schlotfeldt 2000
 
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IMPORTANT

Please note: The whole of Bosch Kloof is closed until further notice Posted 24 March 2010

Access is being negotiated, if you choose to sneak in for a climb, you will be putting future access at risk.
NB: The owner of the Tolhuis Accommodation does not own the land on which any of these crags are situated.

All of the crags descibed below are on private land and climbing beyond Legoland & The Far Side & The Panel has been forbidden by the land owner since March 2010, so please respect the rules.

You MAY climb at: Legoland & The Far Side & The Panel

For now, Please NO Climbing at: Bosch, Ramset, Hilti, Forest, Twin Fins, Skull

You MUST park outside the gate by the main road (R62). DO NOT under any circumstances drive in and park directly at the Legoland crag. You may obviously drive in if you are staying over night at the Tolhuis. This crag is on private land and climbing there is by permission of the land owner, so please respect the rules. The land owner has forbidden access the the crags in Bosch Kloof.



How to get there

From Ashton/Cape Town direction: The large gravel parking area is just before the first bridge on the right.
From Montagu direction: Drive towards Ashton/Cape Town, about 1km after the tunnel you will see the large gravel parking area on your left just over the bridge.



Trash and Toilets

There are no trash cans at the crag, so take your own trash bag with you & take all your trash home (this includes cigarette bugs, tendon tape, toilet paper, plastic bottles, sweet wrappers... you get the point (we hope). There are no toilets at or near the crags. So if you must pee, go far away from the crag and far away from the river. Do not leave any toilet paper. And (as gross as it may seem) please bag your poo.



Cell Phone Reception

There is no cellphone reception at any of these crags.



Bosch Kloof Climbing Map

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Bosch Kloof Crags

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Legoland

Legoland is Montagu's most popular climbing area due to the easier grade of routes and quick access.
Legoland is child friendly and dogs are allowed.
Vertical, 30 second flat walk, Early morning shade & Late Afternoon shade

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Routes from the far LEFT of the crag towards the right (i.e. back towards the car park)

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1 I Tink Not 12 6 Montagu Rock Adventures 2000 This is the furthest left route (#1). Located around the east facing corner.
2 I Bewieve So 16 7 Montagu Rock Adventures 2000 Same start as #1- I Tink Not but climbs to the chains of #3 - I Bewieve So Direct
3 I Bewieve So Direct 16 7 Jason Temple-Forbes 2002
4 The Rope Man 17 9 ***** Deon Knipe 2003 #4. #5. #6 share the same start. #4 climbs the left route and has it's own top anchors.
5 The Missing Link 17 7 ***** Stuart Brown 2003 #4. #5. #6 share the same start. #5 climbs to the anchors of #6.
6 Hey, Come On 19 7 ***** Tony Lourens 1993 #4. #5. #6 share the same start. #6 climbs the right route and has it's own top anchors.
7 Persitence of Time 19 6 ***** Derek Marshall 2003 Climb up the arete
8 Bon Giorno Bambina 21 11 **** Tony Lourens 1997 Long route in the dark corner. 60 meter rope required!
9 Bolt Your Bitch 22 3 John Terblanche 1998 Climb under the BIG overhang onto the face
10 Slap and Tickle 21 3 John Terblanche 1998 Climb up the ramp and onto the face
11 Crack Baby 18 8 **** Stuart Brown Climb up into and through the crack under the shady nook to the left of Eddy.
12 Eddy of Bovidence 24 4 ***** Prof. Steve Bradshaw 1993 Classic grade 24 testpiece. Short & Powerful
13 Cheapskate Student 24 4 Craig Bruton 1998 Not the most popular climb at this crag. Careful belaying is advised.
14 Cleinous Hing 24 4 Ed February 1994 Short & Powerful. Careful belaying is advised.
15 Baboons on the Roof 21 4 B Whitehead 2004 Powerful finishing move at the end.
16 Caramel Roller Coaster 17 6 Stuart Brown 2004
17 Chocolate Speedway 18 6 ***** Guy Holwill 1993 Classic grade 18 test piece.
18 Life and Times of Mike Hunt 15 5 ***** Guy Holwill 1993.
20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
19 Not with New Brim 15 6 Guy Holwill 1993.
20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
20 Oh My Goodness 18 4 Guy Holwill 1993.
20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
21 Mild Thing 15 4 Guy Holwill 1993.
20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
22 Easy Does It 16 5 Beth Higgins 1993.
20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
23 Pipe Dreams 18 6 Nick Matthews 1994.
20050421 Stuart Brown replaced top anchors.
The first route on the right hand side of the crag.


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The Far Side

The Far Side is on the opposite side of the road (R62). Park in the parking area before Legoland and walk over the bridge (river) towards Montagu, then jump over the small fence to walk to the crag ahead of you on your right.
Aspect: Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade.
Walk-in time: 5 minutes
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Routes from Left to Right

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # OF BOLTS (INCL. ANCHORS) RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1. Cow Poetry 23 (7B) FA: K Donald 1995
2. Route Number One 22 (7B) ***** FA: AdK 1994
Nov 2011. Retro-bolted By J Lawson & M Wiswedel
Classic Grade 22 test piece. Excellent route!
3. Skinny Legs and All 23 (6B) FA: P Becker 1995



The Panel Crags

The Panel crags are high up on the hill above Legoland. This crag is less popular due to the steep walk-in. To get to the crags, walk past Legoland and then up the steep hill to the crags above.
Aspect: Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade.
Walk-in time: 20 minutes
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# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1 Like Lams 24 10 Bolts Steve Downing 1996 The overhanging climb on the far left.
2 The Trip 25 9 Bolts Steve Downing 1996
3 Cool Turkey 23 9 Bolts Steve Downing 1996
4 Free Basing 20 8 Bolts Steve Downing 1996
5 Mainline 22 9 Bolts Steve Downing 1996
6 Crackhead 22 9 Bolts Steve Downing 1996
7 Oros (Greek God of Orange Juice) 19 7 Bolts O Keet 1996 The climb on separate wall on the far right.



Matrix

This crag is less popular due to the long, unfrequented walk-in. Aspect: Morning Shade / Afternoon Sun.
Walk-in time: 30 minutes
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# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1 Trust Me 22 12 Bolts Stuart Brown 2004 The route on the furthest left of the crag
2 Ray Charles 20 10 Bolts Andy Davies 2004
3 Stevie Wonder 22 10 Bolts Andy Davies 2004
4 Red Pill Blue Pill 23 11 Bolts Malcolm Gowans 2002
5 Suspended Animation 24 8 Bolts Stuart Brown 2004
6 Codger Reloaded 24 10 Bolts Andy Davies 2004
7 Reality Check 21 11 Bolts LLoyd Turner 2002 The route on the furthest right of the crag



Bosch Crag

Climbing here is currently forbidden. Bosch crag is one of the favorite crags in Montagu. A 60 meter rope is advisable.
Aspect: Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade.
Walk-in time: 15 minutes

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Aspect: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade. 15 mins walk. Walk past Legoland and up the kloof. Bosch is the first crag on the right in the kloof.

Routes from Left to Right

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # OF BOLTS (INCL. ANCHORS) RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1. Just Another Roof 6b/20 (7B,C) FA: J. Fisher. 1992
2. Never Say Goodbybe 7b+/26 (6B,C) FA: J. Fisher. 1992
3. Latin Lessons 6b+/21 (10B,C) FA: J. Fisher. 1992
4. Partners in Crime 6c+/24 (7B,C) FA: S. Maasch. 1992
5. Me or My Girl 6b+/21 (9B,C) FA: S. Maasch. 1992
6. Master of Puppets 6a+/19 (10B,C) FA: S. Maasch. 1992
7. Beg, Borrow Or Steal Aka"Puppets On A Staaldraad" 6b+/22 (19B, C) FA: S. Brown. Dec. 2003 35m ! The route starts to the right of "Master Of Puppets" and crosses over at the fourth bolt and then carries on to the top of the crag. Lower to chains of "Me Or My Girl". A 70 meter rope is advisable. You can get down on a 60 if the belayer moves up to the ledge on the right.
8. Something Nowhere 6b+/22 (6B,C) FA: J. Fisher. 1992
9. Sanatorium 6a+/19 (8B,C) FA: S. Maasch. 1992
10. Trille In Die Bos 20/6a+ (9B,C) FA: A. Davies. Dec. 2003 The route starts to the right of "Sanatorium", bouldery start, named after Rudolfs boys.
11. Clashing Ego's 20 (N,C) FA: J. Fisher. 1992
12. Nice Boys Don't Play Rock And Roll 7a+/24 (6B,C) FA: J. Fisher, retro Bolted A. Davies. Dec. 2003 The route furthest to the right.



Hilti Crag

Climbing here is currently forbidden.
Aspect: Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade.
Walk-in time: 25 minutes
Hilti is the second crag on the right in the kloof (after Bosch).
Routes from Left to Right

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # OF BOLTS (INCL. ANCHORS) RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1. The Fertilizer King 21
2. Rockerfella 23
3. Rastas 21
4. Finger Fantasy 24
5. Wonderlust 26
6. Drill Thrill 25/26 Jamie Smith 2008



Ramset Crag

Climbing here is currently forbidden.
Ramset crag is one of the favorite crags in Montagu. Great for early mornings & climbing till the sun comes over around noon. The easy double-pitch routes are excellent (comfortable) training ground for harder stuff. A 60 meter rope is advisable.
Aspect: Morning Shade / Afternoon Sun
Walk-in time: 20 minutes
The first crag on the left as you walk up the kloof - it's opposite Bosch Crag.
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Routes from Left to Right

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # OF BOLTS (INCL. ANCHORS) RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1. Better Than Raw 6b+/21 (6B,C) FA: D Marshal 2003
2. Pink Bubbles Go Ape 6c/22 (10B,C) FA: D Marshal 2001
3. Masters of Rings 6b+/21 (14B,C) FA: D Marshal 2001. 2008 Justin Lawson moved one of the top anchor rings to avoid rope twisting. 60 meter rope needed & put knot in the end of the rope!
4. Time of Oath 6b/20 (10B,C) FA: D Marshal 2001
5. Keeper of the Seven Rings 6a+/19 (8B,C) FA: D Marshal 2001
6. Beating Around the Bush P1: 16/5a ; P2 16/5a (10B,C) ; (10B,C) FA: S Brown 2003
7. Shot Down in Flames 5b/17 (10B,C) FA: S Brown 2003
8. Return of the War Lord 4b/13 (9B,C) FA: C Bester 2002
9. Second Wind P1:4c/12 ; P2: 15/5a (9B,C); (10B,C) FA: S Brown 2002
10. Pass Wind 5c/17 (8B,C) FA: S Brown 2002
11. Forever and One 6a/18 (11B,C) FA: D Marshal 2002
12. Hannah's Wine Tour 6a+/20 (9B,C) FA: M Rehm 2002
13. Mad Dogs In A Meat Shop 7a/24+ (10B,C) FA: S. Brown. Dec. 2003.
14. Your Turn to Break Free 6a/19 (7B,C) FA: D Marshal 2002
15. Future World 6a+/20 (7B,C) FA: D Marshal 2002
16. Mission Motherland 6b+/22 (8B,C) FA: D Marshal 2002 #16,#17,#18 are not in this picture - they are on little separate crag to the right.
17. Steel Tormentor 6a+/20 (8B,C) FA: D Marshal 2002 #16,#17,#18 are not in this picture - they are on little separate crag to the right.
18. Kings will be Kings 6a/19 (9B,C) FA: D Marshal 2003 #16,#17,#18 are not in this picture - they are on little separate crag to the right.



Forest Crag

Climbing here is currently forbidden.
Aspect: Morning Shade/Afternoon Sun.
Walk-in time: 30 minutes
To get to Forest, you walk past Bosch & Hilti and cross over the kloof by the rocky river bed.
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# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1 HB Brett 13 6 Bolts Dave Glass 2000 Route on the buttress to the left in front of forest crag
2 With a herring 16 6 Bolts Dave Glass 2000 furthest left route at the top of the crag
3 Redwood 18 8 Bolts Patrick McCann 2000
4 Bateleur 21 9 Bolts Patrick McCann 2000
5 Made Marian 17 10 Bolts Brett Hochfeld 2000
6 Forest Gump 19 9 Bolts Stuart Brown 2000
7 Free Radical 18 10 Bolts Patrick McCann 2000
8 Rapunzel 19 9 Bolts Adele McCann 2000 First Route on right of forest crag



Twin Fins

Climbing here is currently forbidden.
Aspect: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade.
Walk-in time: 30 minutes
To get to Twin Fins, you walk past Bosch & Hilti and cross over the kloof by the rocky river bed. the walk off to Forest will be to your left, but you walk right past a large boulder and then up to Twin Fins straight ahead of you.
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# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1 The Sisterhood 25 10 Bolts ***** Paul Schlotfeldt 2000
2 Far Far Away 25 10 Bolts ***** Paul Schlotfeldt 2000
3 Another Lonely Day 25 10 Bolts ***** Tinie Versveld 2000



Skull Crag

Climbing here is currently forbidden.
Aspect: Morning Shade/Afternoon Sun.
Walk in time: 50 mins. (Long walk but TOTALLY worth it. This crag is awesome)
To get to Skull, you walk past Bosch & Hilti and cross over the kloof by the rocky river bed. The walk off to Forest will be to your left, but you walk right past a large boulder and then up to Twin Fins straight ahead of you And then you walk past twin fins on the right side of the kloof all the way to the top.
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# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1 L'Abraxas for Dummies 22 10 Bolts Pete Becker 2004 The route on the furthest left top of the crag
2 Comrade Turtlehead 21 12 Bolts Pete Becker 2004
3 King Tut 23 12 Bolts Mike Roberts 2000
4 Big Sky 18 13 Bolts Patrick McCann 2000
5 Feliz 22 15 Bolts Pete Becker 2004
6 Old Style 21 21 15 Bolts Mike Roberts 2000
7 Screech of the Bald Eagle 22 15 Bolts Mike Roberts 2000
8 Dem Bones 22 18 Bolts Patrick McCann 2000 The first route on the far right of the crag
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