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===Vuvuzela (23) *****===
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{{Infobox Area
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        | Latitude = -32.414168
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        | Longitude = 19.207091
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        | Climbing Type = Multi-pitch Trad
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        | Rock Type = Sandstone
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        | Season = Summer
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        | Province = Western Cape
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        | Area = Cederberg
  
Main Wall, Tafelberg
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Follows a direct line just right of Digeridoo on the main wall. Prominent features are the purple nose on pitch 3 and the massive corner system on pitch 4 right of the last pitch of Central Direct. Start by doing any two pitches to get to the belay at the end of pitch 2 of Tafelberg Frontal
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= How to get there =
  
*'''Pitch 1. 15 m (16)''' Climb straight up to the left facing corner to a ledge. Belay on a large block on the right.
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= Fees & Permits =
  
*'''Pitch 2. 25 m (20)''' Climb into the awkward, undercut feature above the block and reach left to a finger crack. Go up past an overhang on the right, then do some thin moves and exit left. Stance on the left under the roof crack (as for Digeridoo).
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= Accommodation & Food =
  
*'''Pitch 3. 30 m (19)''' Traverse 3m left, up 3m, then back right onto the purplish nose. Climb the steep break just left of the nose. Exit right and climb straight up easy rock to belay next to a block. (If you step right around the nose and go straight up the grade drops.)
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= Attractions & Activities = 
  
*'''Pitch 4. 30 m (23)''' Step off the block into the fierce, thin crack up to the small roof. Reach desperately through then move diagonally up left into the massive, left-facing corner system. Climb this to the huge roof and stance on the right.
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= Map =
  
*'''Pitch 5. 10 m (22)''' Climb the short, sharp layback crack just right of the stance.
 
  
'''FA''': Adam Roff and Francie Buhrmann (2008)
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'''FFA''' of Pitch 5:Douw Steyn and Ant Hall (2009)
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= Logistics =
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The best information is in the '''''Tafelberg & Spout''''' guide book by ''Tony Lourens'', available from most climbing shops.
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Just about the best trad climbing around!
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= Ethics =
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Tafelberg is a pure trad area. '''No bolting is allowed at all'''.
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There is an existing bolt and chain at the top of the ascent/descent gulley and (to my knowledge) only one old route (Oscillation) that has an ancient, hand drilled, small bolt. This in no way means that any more bolts may be placed. There are also a few old pitons scattered around but even this is seldom necessary. Modern removable gear allows virtually all climbable parts of Tafelberg to be adequately protected.
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== Areas ==
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* [[Apathy Wall]]
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* [[Big Groove Sector]]
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* [[Black Ice Area]]
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* [[Descent Gulley]]
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* [[Pillar Box]]
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* [[Spout]]
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* [[Tafelberg Main Wall]]
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>> Back to [[Cederberg]] page

Latest revision as of 09:18, 26 May 2013

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Tafelberg
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Latitude-32.414168
Longitude19.207091
Climbing TypeMulti-pitch Trad
Rock TypeSandstone
SeasonSummer
ProvinceWestern Cape
AreaCederberg





How to get there

Fees & Permits

Accommodation & Food

Attractions & Activities

Map

Logistics

The best information is in the Tafelberg & Spout guide book by Tony Lourens, available from most climbing shops.

Just about the best trad climbing around!

Ethics

Tafelberg is a pure trad area. No bolting is allowed at all.

There is an existing bolt and chain at the top of the ascent/descent gulley and (to my knowledge) only one old route (Oscillation) that has an ancient, hand drilled, small bolt. This in no way means that any more bolts may be placed. There are also a few old pitons scattered around but even this is seldom necessary. Modern removable gear allows virtually all climbable parts of Tafelberg to be adequately protected.


Areas


>> Back to Cederberg page