|Walk in||10 minute flat walk|
|Crag Aspect||Morning Shade & Late Afternoon Shade|
Supertubes (aka The Supertubes) is a very popular crag in the area called Bad Kloof in the town of Montagu. The walk in is +- 10 mins from the Eysenhuis (Ou Meul) side of Bad Kloof (about 3 minutes past Waterworld). Supertubes gets morning & late afternoon shade - In summer its best to climb here in the early morning or late afternoon. There are 15 bolted climbing routes SA grades 15-31. The best routes are very overhanging and powerful (don’t be fooled by the juggy starts!) The base is flat and very sandy (so bring a rope mat) and sand toys for the kids. Supertubes is also a great spectator crag to bring friends and family along to watch – expect a few gapers walking through the kloof to stop, ask questions and take a few photos.
Supertubes (aka The Supertubes) is one of the most popular crags in Montagu. The best routes are very overhanging and powerful. The base is flat and very sandy (so bring a rope mat). This is a very nice spectators crag and very child friendly.
How to get there
Park at Montagu Mountain Reserve office. Walk into Bad Kloof as you would if you were walking towards the Avalon Springs. Follow the path until it crosses the river. The crag is at the river crossing on the south side of the kloof.
Fees, Permits, Etc
Date Feb,2012: There is a R10 entry fee to walk into the kloof. A yearly permit can also be purchased from the Montagu Mountain Reserve office.
Supertubes Routes from Left to Right
|#||ROUTE NAME / AREA||GRADE||# BOLTS||RATING||BOLTING/OPENED INFO||DESCRIPTION|
|1.||Wax my Gun and have some Fun||21/6b+||6 Bolts||FA. T Hyde. 1999.|
|2.||The Dumper||15/5b||7 Bolts||FA. Stuart Brown. 2004.|
|3.||Beach Break||19/6a+||7 Bolts||FA. Stuart Brown. 2004.|
|4.||Whoa She Poopie||29/7c+||10 Bolts||BB. Sean Maasch. FA. Justin Hawkins. 1998.|
|5.||Point Break||29/7c+||10 Bolts||FA. Jono Fisher. 1991.||Endurance pump! Try not to let go of the big jug at the finish|
|6.||Rad and Bad||29/7c+||10 Bolts||FA. Mike Roberts. 1991.|
|7.||Surf and Turf||23/6c+||7 Bolts||<add FA>|
|8.||Leap Tide||27/7b+||9 Bolts||FA. Stuart Brown. 2004.||Shares same chains as Thruster|
|9.||Thruster||26/7b||7 Bolts||FA. Sean Maasch. 1992.||Classic route!|
|10.||Triple Stinger||26/7b||7 Bolts||FA. Sean Maasch. 1991.|
|11.||J-Bay||28/7c||9 Bolts||FA. D Wiemar. 1997.|
|12.||Wipe-Out||31/8a+||5 Bolts||FA. Clinton Martinengo. 2012.|
|13.||Hypoxia||29/7c+||7 Bolts||FA. G Hoerhager. 1996.|
|14.||First Wave||25/7a+||5 Bolts||FA. Jeremy Ward. 1998.|