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=== A list of best Trad routes in ZA - Any grade, anything goes, can have a bolt here or there but must be primarily Trad ===
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This is a list of the best trad routes in South Africa: any grade, anything goes, can have a bolt here or there but must be primarily trad.
  
 
(I'm going to keep on editing my list (below) with suggestions that are made at http://www.climb.co.za/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2961<br>
 
(I'm going to keep on editing my list (below) with suggestions that are made at http://www.climb.co.za/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2961<br>
Alternatively, login to add to the list.
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Alternatively, log in to add to the list.
  
 
=== Wolfberg ===
 
=== Wolfberg ===
* Energy Crisis 20
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* Energy Crisis (20)
* Celestial Journey 22
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* Celestial Journey (22)
* Alone in Space 22
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* Alone in Space (22)
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* Eclipse (13)
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* Knobless Robot (18)
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* Satisfaction Guaranteed (19)
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* Old timers disease (21)
  
 
=== Tafelberg ===
 
=== Tafelberg ===
* Big Groove 20
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* Big Groove (20)
* Comes a Time 20
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* Comes a Time (20)
* Baboon Speak 21
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* Baboon Speak (21)
* Rooibosch (18')
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* Rooibosch (18)
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* Pillar Box Standard Route (17)
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* Woodrow Arete (18)
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* Solitaire (19)
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=== Krakadouw ===
 
=== Krakadouw ===
 
* King Kong 21/22
 
* King Kong 21/22
 
* Ichthyasaurus 21/22
 
* Ichthyasaurus 21/22
*Austrolopethicus
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* Austrolopethicus
  
 
=== Table Mountain ===
 
=== Table Mountain ===
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* African Lunch 23
 
* African Lunch 23
 
* Magnetic Wall 19
 
* Magnetic Wall 19
* Atlantic Crag
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* Atlantic Crag 18
* The Dream
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* The Dream 21 and Wet Dream
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* Bombay Duck 17
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* Africa Edge 23
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* Africa arête 25
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* Touch and Go 20
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* Don't Squeeze I'll Laugh 21
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* No Longer at Ease 25
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* The Cruise 21
  
 
=== Lions Head granite ===
 
=== Lions Head granite ===
* Millions (1Cool
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* Millions 19
* Bastille Crack (20)
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* Bastille Crack 20
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* de Bruin Damage 18
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* Scratch 17
  
 
=== Lion's Head Sandstone ===
 
=== Lion's Head Sandstone ===
* Clifton Crest (16)
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* Clifton Crest (15)
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* Beware The Dark Horse (18)
  
 
=== Lakeside Pinnacle ===
 
=== Lakeside Pinnacle ===
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=== Du Toits Kloof ===
 
=== Du Toits Kloof ===
* Exposure in the F Major
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* Exposure in the 'F' Major
* No more bells
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* No More Bells 19
 
* Renaissance
 
* Renaissance
  
 
=== Yellowwood Amphitheatre  ===
 
=== Yellowwood Amphitheatre  ===
* Armageddon Time
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* Divine Time 19 ******
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* Prime Time Direct 25 ******
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* Fantastic Time 23 *****
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* Fun Time 20 *****
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* Armageddon Time 23 ****
  
 
=== Hellfire ===
 
=== Hellfire ===
 
* Hellfire (the route) 24
 
* Hellfire (the route) 24
* Burnout
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* Burnout 21
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* Aurora 19
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* Joker Smoker 17
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* Flint 21
  
 
=== Montagu ===
 
=== Montagu ===
 
* Technicolour Darkness [area closed]
 
* Technicolour Darkness [area closed]
 
* Nuclear Waste [area closed]
 
* Nuclear Waste [area closed]
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* The Dog Bowl routes
  
 
=== Karbonaaitjieskraal ===
 
=== Karbonaaitjieskraal ===
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* Divine Dog
 
* Divine Dog
  
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=== Manoutsa ===
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* Hard Rock Cafe (18)
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=== Blyderivier ===
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* Green Bottle (19)
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* Prelude to Luka (20)
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* Book of Baloo (21)
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* Silver Ribbon (18)
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* Sundance Kid (19)
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* The Iron Curtain (24)
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* Cactus Dykes (20)
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* Buried Treasure (20)
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* Mother Nature's Necessities (19)
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* Cowboys Don't Cry (18)
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* The Flying Dutchman (18)
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* Summon the Cracken(15)
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Check the Blydepoort Classics RD for more.
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=== Blouberg ===
 
=== Blouberg ===
 
* Eight Miles High (24)
 
* Eight Miles High (24)
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* Dreams of White Dogs (26)
 
* Dreams of White Dogs (26)
 
* Dog of Thunder (30 A0)
 
* Dog of Thunder (30 A0)
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=== Kransberg ===
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* Aasvoël's End (17 R)
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* Angel Recess (15)
  
 
=== Magaliesberg ===
 
=== Magaliesberg ===
* Mhalbs: Space Walk (21)
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====Mhalbs====
* Upper Tonquani: Last Rites (19)
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*Space Walk (21)
* Cedarberg: Boggle (19)
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*Crystal Fire (23)
* Boulder: Dogstyle (23)
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*Egowhip (23)
* Kranskloof: The Cruise (22)
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*Straight Edge (16)
* Hourglass (F2/15) (in Lower Tonquani)
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*Final Cut (25)
  
=== Mary (E Cape) ===
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====Upper Tonquani====
* The Legend (26)
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*Last Rites (19 X)
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*Red Corner (17)
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*Hawks Eye (13)
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*The Moke (17)
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*Hyperadrenia (20)
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*Alchemy (22)
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====Cedarberg====
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*Boggle (19)
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*Difficult Shapes and Passive Rythms (21)
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*Tigatrix (18)
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*Hangdog (21)
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*Golden Balls (15)
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*Butterfly (16)
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*Twist & Shout (28)
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*Cedarberg Corner Direct (13)
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====Boulder====
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*Dogstyle (23)
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*Sabre (19)
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*Raging Bull (20)
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*Slipstream (18)
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*Blood and Chocolate (18)
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====Kranskloof====  
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*The Cruise (22)
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*Golden Goose (17)
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*The Swarm (direct finish) (19)
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*Pistol (18)
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*Arch of Time (24)
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*Clime of the Century (20)
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*Foetus (17)
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====Lower Tonquani====
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*Hourglass (17)
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*Exstacy (17)
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*Doppler Effect (21)
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*Circuit Breaker (22)
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*Just Hot (23)
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*More Monkey Than Funkey (21)
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*Red Column (15)
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*Sands of Time (19 R)
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*Gnasher (19)
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*Question of Balance (21)
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====Fernkloof====
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*Fernkloof Pinnacle (17)
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*Dextrose
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*Lazarus 
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====Hamerkop====
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*Quintessence (22)
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*One Crack Mind (19)
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*Amazing Grace Direct (18 X)
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*The Beer Hunter (20 X)
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====Eureka Dome====
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*Aftermath
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====Dome====
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*Fallen Angel
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*Devil's Advocate
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*Magic Dragon
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*Muffin Direct
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*Time Limit
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====Grootkloof====
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*Isolation Pinnacle (11)
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*Dive Bomber (direct)
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====Castle Gorge====
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*Donner en Bliksem (20)
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====Trident====
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*Apex
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*Swiss Army Knife (17 R)
  
 
=== Wilgepoort ===
 
=== Wilgepoort ===
* The Key (21)
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* The Key (Direct first pitch) (21)
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* Cabernet/Muscadel Crack combination (18)
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* McFats LGP
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===The Hell===
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*To Hell with skin
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===Magageni===
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*Snakeskin Arete (20)
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=== Mary (E Cape) ===
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* The Legend (26)
 
   
 
   
 
=== Paarl Rocks ===
 
=== Paarl Rocks ===
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=== Boven ===
 
=== Boven ===
* Heart of China
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* Heart of China (23)
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* Al's Bells (19)
  
 
=== Monteseel ===
 
=== Monteseel ===

Latest revision as of 08:39, 28 May 2014

This is a list of the best trad routes in South Africa: any grade, anything goes, can have a bolt here or there but must be primarily trad.

(I'm going to keep on editing my list (below) with suggestions that are made at http://www.climb.co.za/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2961
Alternatively, log in to add to the list.

Wolfberg

  • Energy Crisis (20)
  • Celestial Journey (22)
  • Alone in Space (22)
  • Eclipse (13)
  • Knobless Robot (18)
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed (19)
  • Old timers disease (21)

Tafelberg

  • Big Groove (20)
  • Comes a Time (20)
  • Baboon Speak (21)
  • Rooibosch (18)
  • Pillar Box Standard Route (17)
  • Woodrow Arete (18)
  • Solitaire (19)


Krakadouw

  • King Kong 21/22
  • Ichthyasaurus 21/22
  • Austrolopethicus

Table Mountain

  • Triple Indirect
  • Jacobs Ladder 17
  • Roulette 19
  • African Lunch 23
  • Magnetic Wall 19
  • Atlantic Crag 18
  • The Dream 21 and Wet Dream
  • Bombay Duck 17
  • Africa Edge 23
  • Africa arête 25
  • Touch and Go 20
  • Don't Squeeze I'll Laugh 21
  • No Longer at Ease 25
  • The Cruise 21

Lions Head granite

  • Millions 19
  • Bastille Crack 20
  • de Bruin Damage 18
  • Scratch 17

Lion's Head Sandstone

  • Clifton Crest (15)
  • Beware The Dark Horse (18)

Lakeside Pinnacle

  • Crack of Dawn (17)

Muizenberg Crag

  • Crackle
  • No Name Brand
  • Understairs and Dilettante

Du Toits Kloof

  • Exposure in the 'F' Major
  • No More Bells 19
  • Renaissance

Yellowwood Amphitheatre

  • Divine Time 19 ******
  • Prime Time Direct 25 ******
  • Fantastic Time 23 *****
  • Fun Time 20 *****
  • Armageddon Time 23 ****

Hellfire

  • Hellfire (the route) 24
  • Burnout 21
  • Aurora 19
  • Joker Smoker 17
  • Flint 21

Montagu

  • Technicolour Darkness [area closed]
  • Nuclear Waste [area closed]
  • The Dog Bowl routes

Karbonaaitjieskraal

  • Rastarock
  • Divine Dog

Manoutsa

  • Hard Rock Cafe (18)

Blyderivier

  • Green Bottle (19)
  • Prelude to Luka (20)
  • Book of Baloo (21)
  • Silver Ribbon (18)
  • Sundance Kid (19)
  • The Iron Curtain (24)
  • Cactus Dykes (20)
  • Buried Treasure (20)
  • Mother Nature's Necessities (19)
  • Cowboys Don't Cry (18)
  • The Flying Dutchman (18)
  • Summon the Cracken(15)

Check the Blydepoort Classics RD for more.

Blouberg

  • Eight Miles High (24)
  • Dog Day in Heaven (25/6)
  • Hey Jude (21)
  • Dreams of White Dogs (26)
  • Dog of Thunder (30 A0)

Kransberg

  • Aasvoël's End (17 R)
  • Angel Recess (15)

Magaliesberg

Mhalbs

  • Space Walk (21)
  • Crystal Fire (23)
  • Egowhip (23)
  • Straight Edge (16)
  • Final Cut (25)

Upper Tonquani

  • Last Rites (19 X)
  • Red Corner (17)
  • Hawks Eye (13)
  • The Moke (17)
  • Hyperadrenia (20)
  • Alchemy (22)

Cedarberg

  • Boggle (19)
  • Difficult Shapes and Passive Rythms (21)
  • Tigatrix (18)
  • Hangdog (21)
  • Golden Balls (15)
  • Butterfly (16)
  • Twist & Shout (28)
  • Cedarberg Corner Direct (13)

Boulder

  • Dogstyle (23)
  • Sabre (19)
  • Raging Bull (20)
  • Slipstream (18)
  • Blood and Chocolate (18)

Kranskloof

  • The Cruise (22)
  • Golden Goose (17)
  • The Swarm (direct finish) (19)
  • Pistol (18)
  • Arch of Time (24)
  • Clime of the Century (20)
  • Foetus (17)

Lower Tonquani

  • Hourglass (17)
  • Exstacy (17)
  • Doppler Effect (21)
  • Circuit Breaker (22)
  • Just Hot (23)
  • More Monkey Than Funkey (21)
  • Red Column (15)
  • Sands of Time (19 R)
  • Gnasher (19)
  • Question of Balance (21)

Fernkloof

  • Fernkloof Pinnacle (17)
  • Dextrose
  • Lazarus

Hamerkop

  • Quintessence (22)
  • One Crack Mind (19)
  • Amazing Grace Direct (18 X)
  • The Beer Hunter (20 X)

Eureka Dome

  • Aftermath

Dome

  • Fallen Angel
  • Devil's Advocate
  • Magic Dragon
  • Muffin Direct
  • Time Limit

Grootkloof

  • Isolation Pinnacle (11)
  • Dive Bomber (direct)

Castle Gorge

  • Donner en Bliksem (20)

Trident

  • Apex
  • Swiss Army Knife (17 R)

Wilgepoort

  • The Key (Direct first pitch) (21)
  • Cabernet/Muscadel Crack combination (18)
  • McFats LGP

The Hell

  • To Hell with skin

Magageni

  • Snakeskin Arete (20)

Mary (E Cape)

  • The Legend (26)

Paarl Rocks

  • Stem Gem - 22

The Berg

  • The North Face Route on Sentinel Peak (also called the Angus-Leppan Route)
  • Devil's Tooth.
  • Mponjwana, Standard Route.
  • The Bell, Hoper's Route.
  • The Pyramid, Standard Route.
  • The Column, Escarpment Arête.
  • The Monk's Cowl, Standard and Barry's Route.
  • The Injasuti Western Triplet, North West Ridge Route.
  • Giant's Castle, Schole's Route.
  • Giant's Castle, Makaza and the Main Loteni Couloir (ice routes).
  • Not so auto (on Monks cowl)

Boven

  • Heart of China (23)
  • Al's Bells (19)

Monteseel

  • Powderfinger
  • Fiddler in the roof
  • Granny's souped up wheelchair

Pinnacle Gorge

  • Lycra Trea
  • Por_noster
  • Slow ecstasy
  • Snip Snip
  • Fingercrack
  • Think Pink

Nagas Gorge

  • Old man's ecstasy
  • Moonjig

Lady Slipper

  • MacKegnie's madness
  • Twinkletoes
  • Flashdance

Hogsback

  • Fame and fashion

Both gorges in EC