Waterworld

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Waterworld

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Latitude-33.776248
Longitude20.116096
Climbing TypeSport
Crag GradientOverhanging
Walk in10 minute flat walk
Crag AspectMorning shade
ProvinceWestern Cape
AreaMontagu
SectorBad Kloof


Waterworld is in the area called Bad Kloof in the town of Montagu. The walk in is +- 10 mins and the crag gets morning shade. There are 13 bolted climbing routes SA grades 19-33.

Waterworld is one of the favorite crags in Montagu. It’s child friendly and the route named Arendsig (Eagles View) is one the best 19’s ever. It’s the first crag on the right when you walk from Die Ou Meul. The sandy base always gets washed away when there is a flood and the river needs to be rerouted about 50 meters upriver in order to keep climbing here. Overhanging, 10 minute flat walk upriver from Die Ou Meeul.

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Waterworld Routes from the far LEFT of the crag towards the right (i.e. back towards the car park)

Route List

Waterworld Routes from the far LEFT of the crag towards the right (i.e. back towards the car park)

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1. Monkey See Monkey Do 19/6a/6a+ 8B BB: Stuart Brown. FA. Regula Brown. 2009.
2. Arendsig 18/6a 8B ***** BB: Stuart Brown. FA. Regula Brown. 2007.
3. Walk On By 23/6c+ 8B BB: Stuart Brown. FA. Regula Brown. 2007.
4. Some Would Say 26/7b 7 Bolts BB: Stuart Brown. FA. Ebert Nel. 2013.
5. Simply Irresistable 27/7b+ 4B BB: Stuart Brown. FA. Stuart Brown. 2007. (Branches left)
5b The Singularity 29/7C+ BB: Stuart Brown. FA Stuart Brown 2010 (veers right)
6. Firestarter! 29/7c+ 9B BB: Stuart Brown. FA. Stuart Brown. 2009.
7. My Route Down By The River 31/8a+ 10B BB: Stuart Brown. FA. Stuart Brown. 2009.
8. Chongalolo Project BB: Matt Bush.
9. Twist And Crawl 28/7c 12B BB: Stuart Brown. FA. Christo van Zyl. 2009.
10. The Mission 24/7a 5B BB: Ed February. FA. Ed February. 1996. This is the original route at Waterworld.
11. Sidewinder 24/7a 6B BB: Stuart Brown. FA. Stuart Brown. 2009.
12. Creepy Crawly 20/6a+ 6B BB: Stuart Brown. FA. Stuart Brown. 2009.


History

Ed Feb bolted the The Mission in 1996 and this was the only route at Waterworld until a huge flood cleared out Bad Kloof of all the reeds. Waterworld then became easily accessible. Stuart Brown then put a digger into the kloof and built up the beachy base and bolted the great routes that are there today. Note: We now know that We are unable to put a digger into the Kloof to rebuild the base without an environmental impact assessment. In June 2011, another big flood washed away the base of the crag and made it entirely unclimbable. In October 2012, another flood redeposited enough sand to create a new base! In November we re-routed the river and Waterworld is now back. (see article: http://www.climbing.co.za/2012/11/montagu-waterworld-climbable-again/)