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OK Corral Pillar
 
OK Corral Pillar
  
Approach: Follow as per blydepoort PDF above, and head for large free-standing pillar, about 60m high. Best to walk past it and then ascend from the back.
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Approach: Follow as per blydepoort PDF above for "OK Corral Crag", and head for large free-standing pillar, about 60m high. Best to walk past it and then ascend from the back.
  
 
The First or the Last (21, N, 3P)
 
The First or the Last (21, N, 3P)

Revision as of 11:22, 14 December 2009

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New Routes: OK Corral Pillar

Approach: Follow as per blydepoort PDF above for "OK Corral Crag", and head for large free-standing pillar, about 60m high. Best to walk past it and then ascend from the back.

The First or the Last (21, N, 3P)

P1 (21): Climb the broken layback/seam to a face and belay ledge. 15-20m

P2 (19): Head up the short layback crack and gain the top of the block after a small ledge. 10m

P3 (16): Traverse to the arete, then go straight up to top out on the pillar. 15m

Notes: P1 has no protection past halfway up. P3 is bold. Overall a bold and scary route. Take care! Take slings for leaving on top for abseil. Please post other known ascents as there are a few potential lines and slings have been left on top, not shown on PDF above.

FA: D. Willis and R. Kroger, 2009