Joe's Garage

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Joe’s Garage, Keur Kloof
Joe's Garage

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Latitude-33.811838
Longitude20.107850
Climbing TypeSport
Crag GradientVertical
Walk in30 minute uphill walk
Crag AspectAfternoon Shade
ProvinceWestern Cape
AreaMontagu
SectorKeur Kloof

This crag was opened by Tony Lourens and Beth Higgins (in honour of the Frank Zappa). The routes are long. Access: Walk up the track, take the Rose Bowl path on the right and follow for about 10 minutes. In front of a small rock butress follow cairns leftwards through a shallow ravine to gain the top of the ridge. See also SA Mountain Mag Issue #4 for Photo RD.

Approach

Start walking up the Rose Bowl Gully, then turn off left and head for the crag on the skyline.

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Routes

There are two multi-pitch sport routes. You can do any combination of first and second pitches, since the routes are close together, and share a stance halfway up. The second pitches are a bit nicer than the first pitches.

From Left to Right

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1 Rising Above Bedlam P1 - 20, P2 - 26  ? FA: Ed February and Tienie Versfeldt
2 Heaven Can Wait P1 - 20, P2 - 23 P1 - 9, P2 - 14 FA: Ed February and Tienie Versfeldt
Line of Duty P1 - 22, P2 - 21  ? FA: Gareth Austin and Leonhard Rust

Sheik Yer Weeny 6c/23 (26B,C) Combination of routes Sheik Yerbouti 6c/23 and Burnt Weeny Sandwich 6a/19 (total 55m)

Weasels Ripped my Flesh ? (6B,C) T. Lourens.