Bobbejaan Krans

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Intro

There are 19 bolted climbs here with grades varying from 15 to 28. The climbing is mostly short and bouldery. Some of the belay stances on the upper sections can be tricky and caution should be taken.

Directions

  • From Johannesburg take the N1 South and pass through the Grasmere Toll Plaza
  • Approximately 60 km further take the Parys / Sasolburg turnoff to Parys (R59 to Parys 20 km). Don’t go through the Kroon Vaal Plaza
  • Enter the Town and keep in the right lane
  • Follow the Potchefstroom road signs
  • At the robot (c/o Breë and Van Coller Streets) turn right and cross the Vaal River
  • Proceed about 2 km and turn left on the R53 to Potchefstroom
  • Travel 10 km and take the turn-off to Venterskroon
  • Travel 10 km and Thabela Thabeng will be on your left

Access

Access is via the Thabella Thabeng Resort which offers good outdoor facilities and accommodation etc. There are camping facilities at the Old Imperial In about 4 km's up the road. R50 per night.

http://www.thabelathabeng.co.za/contacts.html

E-mail: info@thabelathabeng.co.za

GPS systems: S 26˚ 51’ 38” / E 27˚ 17’ 14”

Navigate to: places of interest, Thabela Thabeng


Bobbejaan kraans is on the Rooi Haas hiking trail towards devils chimney.


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Entrance Fees

• Entrance is R40 for member of a university club. Please pay the entrance fee and sign the visitors book upon entrance.

Please note:

• Individuals enter this area at their own risk. Climbing is consider a high risk activity and can result in serious injury or even death. The owners or club's take no responsibility for any harm or death that results from individuals accessing and using this property and fixed climbing protection. You are responsible and accountable for your own safety and must not endanger those around you. Report any sign of danger or unusual wear on bolts.

To ensure continued access

• NO FIRES are allowed.

• Carry out all waste. This is a high use area, treat peels etc. as non-disposable rubbish. We request that you inspect the area for rubbish before leaving, do not ignore other people’s litter, pick it up and carry it out.

• Take extreme caution when smoking. PACK OUT CIGARETTE ENDS

• Consider fellow climbers when relieving yourself. Respect other visitors.

• Do not throw or roll rocks off cliffs.

• In case of any accident / emergency call Potchefstroom Fire Brigade on 018 2995347 or MCSA Mountain Search and Rescue on 074 125 1385

• Where applicable, assist and encourage others to adhere to the above.

Bobbejaan Krans Route List

The Left Side Lower Sector

Take note: This section is mostly shady all day. 
# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1 Sharon Stone 22 6 + Chains ** BB. Stefan Swanepoel FA. Stefan Swanepoel 21 From the tree, 22 Direct start.
2 Natural 26 6 + Chains FA. Stephan Swanepoel
3 Dasie Kak 26 6 + Chains **** FA. Stephan Swanepoel Climb up the arête.
4 18 6 + Chains ** FA: Ruan Swanepoel

The Left Side Upper Sector

Take note: Belay from of a ledge.  Afternoon shade.
# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
5 Captain Morgan 25 6 + Chains *** FA. Leroux Low Cheat clip the second draw.
6 22 5 + Chains *** BB. Stephan Swanepoel
7 23 6 + Chains * BB. Stephan Swanepoel
8 24 5 + Chains ** BB. Stephan Swanepoel
9 24 6 + Chains ** BB. Stephan Swanepoel

The Right Side Lower Sector

Take note: Late afternoon shade.
# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
10 Sticky Baby 15 6 + Chains ** BB. Stephan Swanepoel
11 Awakenings 25 6 + Chains **** FA. Stefan Swanepoel
12 Andz in my pants 16 6 + Chains ** BB. Stephan Swanepoel
13 The Specialist 22 6 + Chains ** FA. Bernard Lombard
14 Baby's brains for breakfast 28 6 + Chains ** FA. Stephan Swanepoel Crimpy cruxy.
15 6 + Chains * FA. Stephan Swanepoel

The Right Side Lower Sector

Take note: Late afternoon shade.
# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
16 6 + Chains BB. Stephan Swanepoel
17 Bobbejaan Kak 5 + Chains ** BB. Stephan Swanepoel Starts on small overhang
18 Cliffhanger 5 + Chains *** BB. Stephan Swanepoel
19 Bobejaan 19 5 + Chains ***** BB. Stephan Swanepoel


Space Cave Bouldering

Take note: Key: SD means sit-down, CS crouch and SS stand start. All problems top out on specific holds. 
# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE STYLE OF START RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1 Diselboom 6A+ SD *** FA. Herman Lombard The first problem on the very left of the cave.
2 Olieboom 6B SD *** FA. JD Millar
3 SD
4 Aardvark 6C SD ** FA. Herman Lombard Climb up the arête to jug on top.
5 CS
6 Bobbejaan SS *** FA. Heinrich Kahl
7 Bobbejaan 7B+ SD **** FA. Herman Lombard Sit start far under the roof to climb out of the cave. This route tops out.