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Montagu is 2 hours / 200km drive east of Cape Town. Montagu is the most developed sport climbing area in the Western Cape (if not the country). 100's of sport routes of all ranges of difficulty. +/-400 Single Pitch & a good few Multi-Pitch Sport Routes.
 
Montagu is 2 hours / 200km drive east of Cape Town. Montagu is the most developed sport climbing area in the Western Cape (if not the country). 100's of sport routes of all ranges of difficulty. +/-400 Single Pitch & a good few Multi-Pitch Sport Routes.
  
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<h1>Climbing in Montagu</h1>
 
Montagu offers some of the best climbing in the Western Cape with many crags that vary in grade and steepness with excellent quality rock. Two hours drive from Cape Town, it rarely rains in Montagu and when Cape Town has bad weather, Montagu normally has perfect conditions for climbing (Except for the occasional freak floods).   
 
Montagu offers some of the best climbing in the Western Cape with many crags that vary in grade and steepness with excellent quality rock. Two hours drive from Cape Town, it rarely rains in Montagu and when Cape Town has bad weather, Montagu normally has perfect conditions for climbing (Except for the occasional freak floods).   
 
The small town of Montagu is situated in the Klein Karoo (semi desert region). Once a sleepy little Karoo town where not much happened, the town has since transformed into a vibrant energetic holiday destination. It is now well known for climbing and mountain biking (among things).
 
The small town of Montagu is situated in the Klein Karoo (semi desert region). Once a sleepy little Karoo town where not much happened, the town has since transformed into a vibrant energetic holiday destination. It is now well known for climbing and mountain biking (among things).
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* Click here for more information about Montagu on http://montagu.org.za
 
* Click here for more information about Montagu on http://montagu.org.za
 
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==Bolting / New Routes ==
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=Bolting / New Routes =
  
 
I’m sure everyone is aware of the [http://www.climb.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5670&start=0&hilit=bosch 'closure of Bosch Kloof'].   
 
I’m sure everyone is aware of the [http://www.climb.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5670&start=0&hilit=bosch 'closure of Bosch Kloof'].   
 
To avoid any further Altercations with land owners and incorrect equipment being used, the Montagu Mountain Committee (who are responsible for the Montagu Reserve) have asked for applications to be submitted before a new route is bolted.
 
To avoid any further Altercations with land owners and incorrect equipment being used, the Montagu Mountain Committee (who are responsible for the Montagu Reserve) have asked for applications to be submitted before a new route is bolted.
  
=== Application info should include: ===
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== Application info should include: ==
 
* Location of the route
 
* Location of the route
 
* A picture of the route with the proposed route drawn in  
 
* A picture of the route with the proposed route drawn in  
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As with the rest of the Western Cape, only 316 Stainless Steel rolled bolts are allowed to be used for bolting routes in Montagu.  Check the    [http://www.climb.co.za/anchor-replacement-fund/ Anchor Replacement Fund page] for more information.
 
As with the rest of the Western Cape, only 316 Stainless Steel rolled bolts are allowed to be used for bolting routes in Montagu.  Check the    [http://www.climb.co.za/anchor-replacement-fund/ Anchor Replacement Fund page] for more information.
  
== Getting there ==
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= Getting there =
 
From Cape Town, get onto the N1 towards Paarl. You have the choice of taking the tunnel (toll is R21.00) or driving over the pass which is very scenic and recommendable in good weather. Once on the other side of the mountain (you're now in Du Toits Kloof) keep on the N1 until you pass the Shell Ultra City. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights and take the R43 into Worcester, after going over the bridge, turn left at the high street traffic lights (2nd set) and follow the signs to Robertson and then onto Ashton and then Montagu. You should now be on the 'R60' road, Note that this road turns into the 'R62' after Ashton.
 
From Cape Town, get onto the N1 towards Paarl. You have the choice of taking the tunnel (toll is R21.00) or driving over the pass which is very scenic and recommendable in good weather. Once on the other side of the mountain (you're now in Du Toits Kloof) keep on the N1 until you pass the Shell Ultra City. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights and take the R43 into Worcester, after going over the bridge, turn left at the high street traffic lights (2nd set) and follow the signs to Robertson and then onto Ashton and then Montagu. You should now be on the 'R60' road, Note that this road turns into the 'R62' after Ashton.
 
Be aware that the local traffic cops have been trapping in the towns (60km zones) and sometimes in the kloof before Montagu.
 
Be aware that the local traffic cops have been trapping in the towns (60km zones) and sometimes in the kloof before Montagu.
  
== Accommodation ==
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= Accommodation & Food =
  
 
[http://www.debos.co.za De Bos] (Tel/Fax 023 614 2532, Cell 082 3325453).  Camping is about R30 per person per night (includes cooking facilities)  
 
[http://www.debos.co.za De Bos] (Tel/Fax 023 614 2532, Cell 082 3325453).  Camping is about R30 per person per night (includes cooking facilities)  
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Double Rooms from R350 (per couple)
 
Double Rooms from R350 (per couple)
  
== Food ==
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There are supermarkets in town (Spar, OK Foods, etc) and restaurants in Montagu.
  
There are supermarkets in town (Spar, OK Foods, etc) and restaurants in Montagu - The VIC hotel comes highly recommended.
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= Classic Routes=
 
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== Classic Routes==
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* The Gospel Express (17)
 
* The Gospel Express (17)
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* Cool Like That (29)
 
* Cool Like That (29)
  
== Montagu Area Map ==
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= Montagu Area Map =
 
<display_points type="terrain" height="500">
 
<display_points type="terrain" height="500">
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-33.711917,19.986355 | [[Oorlogs Kloof]]
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-33.821941,20.149584 | [[Lost World]]
 
-33.814130,  20.099668|Forest
 
-33.814130,  20.099668|Forest
 
-33.814506,  20.100920|Twin Fins
 
-33.814506,  20.100920|Twin Fins
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</display_points>
 
</display_points>
  
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= Climbing Areas =
  
== Areas ==
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==[[Bad Kloof]]==
 
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* [[Bad Kloof]]
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Crags including: Berlin Wall, Jurrasic Park, Laundry, Lion Said, Peanut Gallery, Pipeline, Playground, Rage, Sloth, South Park, Supertubes, The Hotel, The Swamp, The Palace, Uriah Heep, Waterworld
 
Crags including: Berlin Wall, Jurrasic Park, Laundry, Lion Said, Peanut Gallery, Pipeline, Playground, Rage, Sloth, South Park, Supertubes, The Hotel, The Swamp, The Palace, Uriah Heep, Waterworld
* [[Bosch Kloof‎]]  
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==[[Bosch Kloof‎]]==
 
Crags including: Legoland, The Far Side, Bosch Crag, Ramset Crag, Forest Crag, Hilti Crag, Skull Crag, Twin Fins, The Panel Crags, Matrix
 
Crags including: Legoland, The Far Side, Bosch Crag, Ramset Crag, Forest Crag, Hilti Crag, Skull Crag, Twin Fins, The Panel Crags, Matrix
  
* [[Climbing on R62‎]]  
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== [[Climbing on R62‎ | The Farm (Climbing on R62)]] ==
* [[Cogmans Kloof‎]]
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== [[Cogmans Kloof‎]] ==
 
** [[Bold and the Beautiful]]
 
** [[Bold and the Beautiful]]
 
** [[Cogmans Buttress]]
 
** [[Cogmans Buttress]]
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** [[The Steeple]]
 
** [[The Steeple]]
  
* [[Donker Kloof‎]]
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== [[Donker Kloof‎]]==
** [[The Cauldron]]
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** [[The Scoop]]
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* [[Guano Caves‎]]
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Crags containing: The Cauldron and The Scoop.
  
* [[Keur Kloof‎]]
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== [[Guano Caves‎]] ==
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==[[Keur Kloof‎]]==
 
** [[Heaven]]
 
** [[Heaven]]
 
** [[Jamaica]]
 
** [[Jamaica]]
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** [[Vision]]
 
** [[Vision]]
  
* [[Lost World‎]]
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== [[Lost World‎]]==
 
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* [[Oorlogs Kloof‎]]
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Crags including: Buttock Buttress, Maverick Wall, Meatloaf Wall, Wildcard Buttress, Le Pique-nique Area, Snark Buttress, Cowboy Area, Cuts Both Ways Area, Tower of Babel
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==[[Oorlogs Kloof‎]]==
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** [[Buttock Buttress]]
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** [[Maverick Wall]]
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** [[Meatloaf Wall]]
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** [[Wildcard Buttress]]
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** [[Le Pique-nique Area]]
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** [[Snark Buttress]]
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** [[Cowboy Area]]
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** [[Cuts Both Ways Area]]
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** [[Tower of Babel]]
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** [[Canasta Buttress]]
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** [[Seamster Buttress]]
 
    
 
    
 
   
 
   

Revision as of 13:13, 28 February 2013


Montagu
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Latitude-33.784854
Longitude20.116596
Climbing TypeSport, Multi-pitch Sport, Trad
Rock TypeQuartzite/Sandstone
SeasonAll year round
ProvinceWestern Cape
AreaMontagu





Montagu is 2 hours / 200km drive east of Cape Town. Montagu is the most developed sport climbing area in the Western Cape (if not the country). 100's of sport routes of all ranges of difficulty. +/-400 Single Pitch & a good few Multi-Pitch Sport Routes.

Contents

Climbing in Montagu

Montagu offers some of the best climbing in the Western Cape with many crags that vary in grade and steepness with excellent quality rock. Two hours drive from Cape Town, it rarely rains in Montagu and when Cape Town has bad weather, Montagu normally has perfect conditions for climbing (Except for the occasional freak floods). The small town of Montagu is situated in the Klein Karoo (semi desert region). Once a sleepy little Karoo town where not much happened, the town has since transformed into a vibrant energetic holiday destination. It is now well known for climbing and mountain biking (among things).


Bolting / New Routes

I’m sure everyone is aware of the 'closure of Bosch Kloof'. To avoid any further Altercations with land owners and incorrect equipment being used, the Montagu Mountain Committee (who are responsible for the Montagu Reserve) have asked for applications to be submitted before a new route is bolted.

Application info should include:

  • Location of the route
  • A picture of the route with the proposed route drawn in
  • Whether or not there is an existing path to the new route?
  • Have you bolted before?
  • Your contact details

Your request will be processed as quickly as possible and you will be contacted with regards to your application. Please send all new route applications to info@climbing.co.za and make the subject New Routes Montagu.

As with the rest of the Western Cape, only 316 Stainless Steel rolled bolts are allowed to be used for bolting routes in Montagu. Check the Anchor Replacement Fund page for more information.

Getting there

From Cape Town, get onto the N1 towards Paarl. You have the choice of taking the tunnel (toll is R21.00) or driving over the pass which is very scenic and recommendable in good weather. Once on the other side of the mountain (you're now in Du Toits Kloof) keep on the N1 until you pass the Shell Ultra City. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights and take the R43 into Worcester, after going over the bridge, turn left at the high street traffic lights (2nd set) and follow the signs to Robertson and then onto Ashton and then Montagu. You should now be on the 'R60' road, Note that this road turns into the 'R62' after Ashton. Be aware that the local traffic cops have been trapping in the towns (60km zones) and sometimes in the kloof before Montagu.

Accommodation & Food

De Bos (Tel/Fax 023 614 2532, Cell 082 3325453). Camping is about R30 per person per night (includes cooking facilities) The Barn costs R60 (minimum two nights stay) has bunk beds, includes cooking facilities (as of Jan 2009). The Barn at De Bos is closed during winter to stable the horses. Camping and other self-catering accommodation is still available. Bungelows are also available from R250.

Rainbow Glen (Tel 023 614 1294) Double Rooms from R350 (per couple)

There are supermarkets in town (Spar, OK Foods, etc) and restaurants in Montagu.

Classic Routes

  • The Gospel Express (17)
  • Nuclear Waste (20)
  • Wildcard(24)
  • Thruster (26)
  • Daze of Thunder (27/28)
  • Cool Like That (29)

Montagu Area Map

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Climbing Areas

Bad Kloof

Crags including: Berlin Wall, Jurrasic Park, Laundry, Lion Said, Peanut Gallery, Pipeline, Playground, Rage, Sloth, South Park, Supertubes, The Hotel, The Swamp, The Palace, Uriah Heep, Waterworld

Bosch Kloof‎

Crags including: Legoland, The Far Side, Bosch Crag, Ramset Crag, Forest Crag, Hilti Crag, Skull Crag, Twin Fins, The Panel Crags, Matrix

The Farm (Climbing on R62)

Cogmans Kloof‎

Donker Kloof‎

Crags containing: The Cauldron and The Scoop.

Guano Caves‎

Keur Kloof‎

Lost World‎

Oorlogs Kloof‎



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