Happy Camper Boulder

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If you stand near the ablution block in the campsite and look straight up the hill towards the high sandstone faces of the Slag Crag then the Happy Camper is the large boulder directly ahead of you, about half way up the hill towards the Slag Crag. The routes are all facing the camp on the downhill side of the block. They were located, climbed and bolted by Gavin Peckham on 18 April 2004 with assistance from Gavin Raubenheimer as a part of an MCSA-KZN project to establish more routes in the lower grades for beginners.

Map

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Topo Picture

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  • 1. On the Edge (14) 7D ***

Start up the juggy arête towards the left-hand side of the boulder. Step across to the left (crux) and get established on the smooth face. Climb the face to the chains using excellent pockets that are not visible from below.

  • 2. Easy Street (7) 6D **

Climb the obvious huge recess up the centre of the boulder.

  • 3. A Walk in the Park (8) 6D **

Start as for 'Easy Street'. From the first bolt, step across to the right and follow a second, less prominent recess up to the chains.