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|description=Climbing in Oorlogs Kloof is 19 km above Montagu.  There are several crags in Oorlogs Kloof with +/- 40 routes. There are also a number of trad routes. Most of the walls are north facing (best visited when the weather is cooler), but some are in gulleys and a few face south (all day shade). The routes vary from 8-30m long and from slabs to overhanging walls.
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>> Back to [[Montagu]] page
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| Dirlink = [[File:Ad climbza montagu info.jpg|link=http://www.climbing.co.za/directory/montagu/]]
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        | Latitude = -33.717451
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        | Longitude = 19.982325
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        | Climbing Type = Trad and Sport
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        | Rock Type = Sandstone/Quartzite
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        | Season = All year round
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        | Province = Western Cape
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        | Area = Montagu
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        | Picture = [[File:20130609 oorlogs cody mischief.jpg|350px]]
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Back to the [[Montagu]] main page
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There are several crags in Oorlogs Kloof with +/- 40 routes.  There are also a number of trad routes.  Most of the walls are north facing (best visited when the weather is cooler), but some are in gulleys and a few face south (all day shade).  The routes vary from 8-30m long and from slabs to overhanging walls.  Oorlogs Kloof is privately owners by two separate owners – one owns the east side & another owns the west side of the kloof.
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= How to get there =
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- [http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=R318&daddr=Montagu,+Western+Cape,+South+Africa&hl=en&ll=-33.700016,19.996378&spn=0.003637,0.008256&sll=-33.73371,20.061545&sspn=0.116348,0.264187&geocode=FQPO_f0drBIxAQ%3BFYp7_P0d5PYyASnrJ_dH4kXSHTFoIP2K65uYag&oq=Montagu,+Western+Cape,+South+Africa&t=h&mra=ls&z=18|Directions via Google Map]
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From Montagu, drive out on the R318 for approximately 19km's (going towards the Keisie valley).  After you pass the Keisie Primary School, your turn off is approximately 1.4km's on your left.  Follow a dirt road (the dirt road double backs on the 318).
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Stop at the first farm house on your left, announce yourself and ask permission to drive up to the climbing Oorlogs Kloof.  Drive up the road for another +- 8Km's until you get to a sandy parking area (a high clearance vehicle is best to take on this road - otherwise drive as far you are keen and then park on the side of the road. 
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See map below
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= Fees & Permits =
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Please announce yourself at the farm house and ask permission to climb in the kloof.
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No fees or permits are required to climb at Oorlogs Kloof
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= Accommodation & Food =
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The closest shops are in the town of Montagu.  There is no camping or overnight facility in Oorlogs KLoof, but there are many places to stay nearby.
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= Attractions & Activities = 
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See the [[Montagu]] main page
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= Map =
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- Driving from Montagu [http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=R318&daddr=Montagu,+Western+Cape,+South+Africa&hl=en&ll=-33.700016,19.996378&spn=0.003637,0.008256&sll=-33.73371,20.061545&sspn=0.116348,0.264187&geocode=FQPO_f0drBIxAQ%3BFYp7_P0d5PYyASnrJ_dH4kXSHTFoIP2K65uYag&oq=Montagu,+Western+Cape,+South+Africa&t=h&mra=ls&z=18|Directions via Google Map]
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[[File:Oorlogs kloof directions.jpg|600px]]
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[[File:20111220 IMG 4650 oorlogs.jpg|600px]]
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= Areas =
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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]]
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<strong>Flaring Buttocks Area</strong>
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{|  border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"
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|  align="center" | <b>#</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>ROUTE NAME / AREA</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>GRADE</b>
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|  align="center" | <b># BOLTS</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>RATING</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>BOLTING/OPENED INFO</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>DESCRIPTION</b>
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|-
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| 1
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| Flaring Buttocks
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| 24
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| 8
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| Steve Bradshaw Sr. 1992
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| 2
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| Flash in the Pan
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| 24
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| 8
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| Andy Davies 1992
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|}
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<strong>Sleepless Wall</strong>
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A moon shaped wall with a crack splitting the wall down the middle.
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{|  border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"
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|  align="center" | <b>#</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>ROUTE NAME / AREA</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>GRADE</b>
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|  align="center" | <b># BOLTS</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>RATING</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>BOLTING/OPENED INFO</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>DESCRIPTION</b>
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|-
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| 3
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| Sleepless Nights
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| 19
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| Trad
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| Paul Schlotfeldt, P Uys, I Uys 1989
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|  Climb the crack to a stance at teh top.  To descend, scramble up and left to where decent becomes easy.
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|}
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<strong>Beethovens Wall
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</strong>Further up the hill from the Canasta area is a gully with a steep wall on the right hand side.  Two prominent cracks are visible.<strong></strong>
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{|  border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"
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|  align="center" | <b>#</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>ROUTE NAME / AREA</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>GRADE</b>
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|  align="center" | <b># BOLTS</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>RATING</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>BOLTING/OPENED INFO</b>
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|  align="center" | <b>DESCRIPTION</b>
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|-
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| 4
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| Living the Good Years
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| 20
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| Trad with top Anchors
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| C Roy, Paul Schlofeldt 1989
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|  The left hand crack exiting right.  Rapp point on the right.
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| 5
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| The Fifth Symphony
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| 21
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| Trad with top Anchors
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| C Roy, Paul Schlofeldt 1989
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|  Climb the right hand crack tending left at the top.  Rapp off the tree on the left (the 2001 topo mentions a tree ;)
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[[Category:Montagu]]

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Oorlogs Kloof
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Latitude-33.717451
Longitude19.982325
Climbing TypeTrad and Sport
Rock TypeSandstone/Quartzite
SeasonAll year round
ProvinceWestern Cape
AreaMontagu



Back to the Montagu main page

There are several crags in Oorlogs Kloof with +/- 40 routes. There are also a number of trad routes. Most of the walls are north facing (best visited when the weather is cooler), but some are in gulleys and a few face south (all day shade). The routes vary from 8-30m long and from slabs to overhanging walls. Oorlogs Kloof is privately owners by two separate owners – one owns the east side & another owns the west side of the kloof.

How to get there

- via Google Map

From Montagu, drive out on the R318 for approximately 19km's (going towards the Keisie valley). After you pass the Keisie Primary School, your turn off is approximately 1.4km's on your left. Follow a dirt road (the dirt road double backs on the 318). Stop at the first farm house on your left, announce yourself and ask permission to drive up to the climbing Oorlogs Kloof. Drive up the road for another +- 8Km's until you get to a sandy parking area (a high clearance vehicle is best to take on this road - otherwise drive as far you are keen and then park on the side of the road. See map below

Fees & Permits

Please announce yourself at the farm house and ask permission to climb in the kloof. No fees or permits are required to climb at Oorlogs Kloof

Accommodation & Food

The closest shops are in the town of Montagu. There is no camping or overnight facility in Oorlogs KLoof, but there are many places to stay nearby.

Attractions & Activities

See the Montagu main page

Map

- Driving from Montagu via Google Map

Oorlogs kloof directions.jpg 20111220 IMG 4650 oorlogs.jpg

Areas


Flaring Buttocks Area

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
1 Flaring Buttocks 24 8 Steve Bradshaw Sr. 1992
2 Flash in the Pan 24 8 Andy Davies 1992

  Sleepless Wall A moon shaped wall with a crack splitting the wall down the middle.

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
3 Sleepless Nights 19 Trad Paul Schlotfeldt, P Uys, I Uys 1989 Climb the crack to a stance at teh top. To descend, scramble up and left to where decent becomes easy.

  Beethovens Wall Further up the hill from the Canasta area is a gully with a steep wall on the right hand side. Two prominent cracks are visible.

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
4 Living the Good Years 20 Trad with top Anchors C Roy, Paul Schlofeldt 1989 The left hand crack exiting right. Rapp point on the right.
5 The Fifth Symphony 21 Trad with top Anchors C Roy, Paul Schlofeldt 1989 Climb the right hand crack tending left at the top. Rapp off the tree on the left (the 2001 topo mentions a tree ;)