The Steeple

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The Steeple

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Latitude-33.797866
Longitude20.101620
Climbing TypeSport
Crag GradientSlab/Vertical
Walk in15 minute flat walk
Crag AspectAfternoon Shade
ProvinceWestern Cape
AreaMontagu
SectorCogmans Kloof


The Steeple is in the area called Cogmans Kloof just before the town of Montagu. The walk in is +- 15 mins and the crag gets shade in the afternoon. There are 20 bolted climbing routes SA grades 8-29. This is a very child friendly crag.

How to get there

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Routes at the front of the Steeple (from left to right)

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # OF BOLTS (INCL. ANCHORS) RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1. Elbow Grease 14 12B J Lawson 2011 The route goes up the arete. Be careful when lowering off as it is possible to catch your rope on a sharp edge. Belaying from top and abseiling down is possible.
2. Jingle Bells 7 4B S Brown 2003
3. Lead us to Reason 21 9B J Temple-Forbes 1998
4. Quasimodo 19 10B E February 1997. Rebolted Oct, 2011
5. The Gospel Express 17 11B ***** R Nattrass 1997. Rebolted Oct, 2011
6. For Whom the Bell Tolls 19 12B J Orton 2001
7. Hells Bells 16 3B S Brown 2003
8. The Unforgiven 17 13B ***** T Lourens 1997
9. Alter Boys 20 7B R Schmidt 1997
10. The Holy Grail 17 6B S Brown 2003
11. Confessions 15 6B S Brown 2003
12. God is a DJ 19 6B S Brown 2003
13. Sunday School 12 5B S Brown 2003
14 Darby Run 8 4B J Lawson 2011


Routes at the back of the Steeple (from left to right)

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # OF BOLTS (INCL. ANCHORS) RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1. Loosing My Religion 22 6B T Lourens 2002
2. Midnite Mass 22 6B T Lourens 2002
3. Holy Moly 26 7B R Nattrass 1997
4. Church of Frederico 23 7B ***** R Nattrass 1997. Added quickclip anchors 2012.
5. Shouting Stage 29 14B ***** R Nattrass 1997




Middle Area: (Helmets are advisable)

  • 1 [15]- J&R Lawson, October 2011 (Trad with top anchors)


The Steeple Middle section

Far Right Side: (Helmets are advisable - unless mentioned, none of these routes have top anchors)

  • 1 [17] J&R Lawson, October 2011
  • 2 [15] J&R Lawson, October 2011
  • 3 [15] J&R Lawson, October 2011
  • 4 [15] J&R Lawson, October 2011 (Follow on from Darby Run and trad up to the top anchors)
  • Darby Run [8] J&R Lawson October 2011 (Bolted)
  • 6 [9] J&R Lawson, October 2011 (toprope from Darby Run)
  • 7 [9] J&R Lawson, October 2011 (toprope from Darby Run)
  • 8 [14] - Dimitri Velissariou, 2010



The Steeple Far Right