The Keg

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'''The Keg'''
 
'''The Keg'''
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Directions are as follows, head to the Little Falls area in Roodepoort, take Ouklip Rd onto Debonnair Street/Road and park near an obvious park entrance to a valley. Walk down the path by the stream over a pipeline. Cross the metal bridge with waterfall on right and look at grass braai area on left where the problems are across the river. (Walk in time - 7 to 10 mins)
 
Directions are as follows, head to the Little Falls area in Roodepoort, take Ouklip Rd onto Debonnair Street/Road and park near an obvious park entrance to a valley. Walk down the path by the stream over a pipeline. Cross the metal bridge with waterfall on right and look at grass braai area on left where the problems are across the river. (Walk in time - 7 to 10 mins)
  
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There are thirteen independent problems on the face with good grassy landings.  Problems range from 4 to 5 metres high and the problems do not top out (even though it is possible on some). The rock is solid in the first 5 metres and then deteriorates higher up making the wall unsuitable for routes.
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[[File:Keg routes 2.jpeg]]
  
 
'''Main Area'''
 
'''Main Area'''
  
'''1. SCRAPING THE BARREL V4/6C'''
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Traverse from left to right from THE DREGS onto the starting jug of BEER VISION GOGGLES. Pumpy.
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First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|ROUTE NAME
'''2. THE DREGS V4/6C'''
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|GRADE
Start on two obvious crimps on the left, cross through and up to the second horizontal break.
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|RATING
First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|DESCRIPTION
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|OPENED INFO
'''3. DOWN IN THE DREGS V4/6C *'''
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As for THE DREGS but start sitting with a good left jug and power up to the crimps on the above problem using the underclings if required.
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|1.  
First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|SCRAPING THE BARREL
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|V4/6C
'''4. LIGHTWEIGHT V0/3'''
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Climb the broken and juggy groove.
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|Traverse from left to right from THE DREGS onto the starting jug of BEER VISION GOGGLES. Pumpy.
First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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'''5. ONE PINT WONDER V1/4'''
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|2.  
Just right of LIGHTWEIGHT climb the face straight up using the large comfortable diagonal side pull on the left.
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|THE DREGS
First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|V4/6C
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'''6. CHARLES GLASS V2/5 *'''
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|Start on two obvious crimps on the left, cross through and up to the second horizontal break.
Climb the blank face starting from a low left hand jug with right hand on good side pull. Push through a balancy move to a left hand side pull and continue straight up to the horizontal break. Jump off.
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|-
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|3.  
'''7. UNDER GLASS V3/6B+'''
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|DOWN IN THE DREGS
As for CHARLES GLASS but add a sit down start with small grips and poor feet.
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|V4/6C  
First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|*
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|As for THE DREGS but start sitting with a good left jug and power up to the crimps on the above problem using the underclings if required.
'''8. STERLING LIGHT LAGER ITS ALL BEER V4/6C'''
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
Start just left of the starting jug on BEER VISION GOGGLES and trend diagonally left till forced right to the top out jug of BEER VISION GOGGLES.
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First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|4.  
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|LIGHTWEIGHT
'''9. KANE WASN'T ABLE V8/7B ***'''
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|V0/3
From starting jug on BVG dyno staight up to obvious hold.
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First Ascent: July 2004 Mark Millar
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|Climb the broken and juggy groove.
 
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
'''10. BEER VISION GOGGLES V4/6C **'''
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Pop from the starting jug to a small right hand crimp and move diagonally right until able to traverse diagonally left on small holds to the finishing jug.
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|5.  
First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|ONE PINT WONDER
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|V1/4
'''11. PRISON BITCH V6/7A ****'''
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Sit down start to BEER VISION GOGGLES on small holds with good feet, left hand deadpoint to the starting jug of BEER VISION GOGGLES. There is room here for an eliminate dyno from the starting jug to the finishing jug, awaiting first ascent.
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|Just right of LIGHTWEIGHT climb the face straight up using the large comfortable diagonal side pull on the left.
First Ascent: Aug 2002 Shaun Harris
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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'''12. THE GIMP V6/7A **'''
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Starting from the good left hand side pull and poor right hand pinch/side pull power up to the small but positive left hand crimp and then to the top.
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|CHARLES GLASS
First Ascent: Aug 2002 Shaun Harris
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|V2/5  
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'''13. THE END OF THE BARRELL V6/7A'''
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|Climb the blank face starting from a low left hand jug with right hand on good side pull. Push through a balancy move to a left hand side pull and continue straight up to the horizontal break. Jump off.
Start on the obvious good starting holds, gain a left hand horizontal pinch and span powerfully to the poor right hand side pull. Slap fast for the sharp finishing hold. The rock ledge on the right is out of bounds for hands and feet but would probably not make the problem any easier.
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|-
 
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|7.  
 
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|UNDER GLASS
[[File:Keg routes 2.jpeg]]
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|V3/6B+
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|As for CHARLES GLASS but add a sit down start with small grips and poor feet.
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|-
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|8.  
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|STERLING LIGHT LAGER ITS ALL BEER
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|V4/6C
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|Start just left of the starting jug on BEER VISION GOGGLES and trend diagonally left till forced right to the top out jug of BEER VISION GOGGLES.
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|-
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|9.  
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|KANE WASN'T ABLE
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|V8/7B  
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|***
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|From starting jug on BVG dyno staight up to obvious hold.
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|First Ascent: July 2004 Mark Millar
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|-
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|10.  
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|BEER VISION GOGGLES
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|V4/6C  
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|**
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|Pop from the starting jug to a small right hand crimp and move diagonally right until able to traverse diagonally left on small holds to the finishing jug.
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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|-
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|11.  
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|PRISON BITCH
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|V6/7A  
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|****
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|Sit down start to BEER VISION GOGGLES on small holds with good feet, left hand deadpoint to the starting jug of BEER VISION GOGGLES.  
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 Shaun Harris
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|-
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|12.  
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|THE GIMP
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|V6/7A  
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|**
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|Starting from the good left hand side pull and poor right hand pinch/side pull power up to the small but positive left hand crimp and then to the top.
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 Shaun Harris
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|-
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|13.  
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|THE END OF THE BARRELL
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|V6/7A
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|Start on the obvious good starting holds, gain a left hand horizontal pinch and span powerfully to the poor right hand side pull. Slap fast for the sharp finishing hold. The rock ledge on the right is out of bounds for hands and feet but would probably not make the problem any easier.
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|First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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Latest revision as of 16:14, 19 June 2013

The Keg

Directions are as follows, head to the Little Falls area in Roodepoort, take Ouklip Rd onto Debonnair Street/Road and park near an obvious park entrance to a valley. Walk down the path by the stream over a pipeline. Cross the metal bridge with waterfall on right and look at grass braai area on left where the problems are across the river. (Walk in time - 7 to 10 mins)

There are thirteen independent problems on the face with good grassy landings. Problems range from 4 to 5 metres high and the problems do not top out (even though it is possible on some). The rock is solid in the first 5 metres and then deteriorates higher up making the wall unsuitable for routes.

Keg routes 2.jpeg

Main Area

# ROUTE NAME GRADE RATING DESCRIPTION OPENED INFO
1. SCRAPING THE BARREL V4/6C Traverse from left to right from THE DREGS onto the starting jug of BEER VISION GOGGLES. Pumpy. First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
2. THE DREGS V4/6C Start on two obvious crimps on the left, cross through and up to the second horizontal break. First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
3. DOWN IN THE DREGS V4/6C * As for THE DREGS but start sitting with a good left jug and power up to the crimps on the above problem using the underclings if required. First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
4. LIGHTWEIGHT V0/3 Climb the broken and juggy groove. First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
5. ONE PINT WONDER V1/4 Just right of LIGHTWEIGHT climb the face straight up using the large comfortable diagonal side pull on the left. First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
6. CHARLES GLASS V2/5 * Climb the blank face starting from a low left hand jug with right hand on good side pull. Push through a balancy move to a left hand side pull and continue straight up to the horizontal break. Jump off. First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
7. UNDER GLASS V3/6B+ As for CHARLES GLASS but add a sit down start with small grips and poor feet. First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
8. STERLING LIGHT LAGER ITS ALL BEER V4/6C Start just left of the starting jug on BEER VISION GOGGLES and trend diagonally left till forced right to the top out jug of BEER VISION GOGGLES. First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
9. KANE WASN'T ABLE V8/7B *** From starting jug on BVG dyno staight up to obvious hold. First Ascent: July 2004 Mark Millar
10. BEER VISION GOGGLES V4/6C ** Pop from the starting jug to a small right hand crimp and move diagonally right until able to traverse diagonally left on small holds to the finishing jug. First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
11. PRISON BITCH V6/7A **** Sit down start to BEER VISION GOGGLES on small holds with good feet, left hand deadpoint to the starting jug of BEER VISION GOGGLES. First Ascent: Aug 2002 Shaun Harris
12. THE GIMP V6/7A ** Starting from the good left hand side pull and poor right hand pinch/side pull power up to the small but positive left hand crimp and then to the top. First Ascent: Aug 2002 Shaun Harris
13. THE END OF THE BARRELL V6/7A Start on the obvious good starting holds, gain a left hand horizontal pinch and span powerfully to the poor right hand side pull. Slap fast for the sharp finishing hold. The rock ledge on the right is out of bounds for hands and feet but would probably not make the problem any easier. First Ascent: Aug 2002 James Roberts
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