East of Platteklip

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Platypus Area

This is a tiny crag on the top band of cliffs about 150m to the left (East) of Platteklip gorge. Fortunately what good rock there is in the vicinity has a steep arete and face about 35m high. It is probably best to get a visual on the crag from the opposite (Western) side of the gorge then walk back across. A trail leads near the cliff edge and it is easy to set up an abseil point near the top of the routes.

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The Reckoning 25

Starts up the left side of the sharp fin (directly under the steep prow above) to a narrow ledge. Pull through the roof and move slightly right to a steep layback and then continue directly up the steep arete to the top. At the crux keep an eye out for a key two finger pocket that is not immediately obvious. Consensus grading needed - probably 24 with the crux beta. FA: Richard Halsey, 6/03/2012

Owl Music 18

Climbs the face to the right of The Reckoning. Start easily up to a layback flake system and then take a central line up the face with a short, wide vertical crack just before the top. FA: Richard Halsey, 5/03/2012