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=== A list of best Trad routes in ZA - Any grade, anything goes, can have a bolt here or there but must be primarily Trad ===
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This is a list of the best trad routes in South Africa: any grade, anything goes, can have a bolt here or there but must be primarily trad.
  
 
(I'm going to keep on editing my list (below) with suggestions that are made at http://www.climb.co.za/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2961<br>
 
(I'm going to keep on editing my list (below) with suggestions that are made at http://www.climb.co.za/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2961<br>
Alternatively, login to add to the list.
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Alternatively, log in to add to the list.
  
 
=== Wolfberg ===
 
=== Wolfberg ===
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=== Lions Head granite ===
 
=== Lions Head granite ===
* Millions (1Cool
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* Millions  
 
* Bastille Crack (20)
 
* Bastille Crack (20)
  
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* Buried Treasure (20)
 
* Buried Treasure (20)
 
* Mother Nature's Necessities (19)
 
* Mother Nature's Necessities (19)
  (Check the Blydepoort Classics RD for more)
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Check the Blydepoort Classics RD for more.
 
   
 
   
 
=== Blouberg ===
 
=== Blouberg ===
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=== Magaliesberg ===
 
=== Magaliesberg ===
* Mhalbs:
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====Mhalbs====
          Space Walk (21)
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*Space Walk (21)
          Crystal Fire (23)
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*Crystal Fire (23)
          Egowhip (23)
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*Egowhip (23)
          Straight Edge (16)
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*Straight Edge (16)
          Final Cut (25)
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*Final Cut (25)
  
* Upper Tonquani:
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====Upper Tonquani====
          Last Rites (19 X)
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*Last Rites (19 X)
          Red Corner (17)
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*Red Corner (17)
          Hawks Eye (13)
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*Hawks Eye (13)
          The Moke (17)
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*The Moke (17)
          Hyperadrenia (20)
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*Hyperadrenia (20)
          Alchemy (22)
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*Alchemy (22)
* Cedarberg:
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====Cedarberg====
          Boggle (19)
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*Boggle (19)
          Difficult Shapes and Passive Rythms (21)
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*Difficult Shapes and Passive Rythms (21)
          Tigatrix (18)
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*Tigatrix (18)
          Hangdog (21)
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*Hangdog (21)
          Golden Balls (15)
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*Golden Balls (15)
          Butterfly (16)
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*Butterfly (16)
          Twist & Shout (28)
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*Twist & Shout (28)
          Cedarberg Corner Direct (13)
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*Cedarberg Corner Direct (13)
* Boulder:
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====Boulder====
          Dogstyle (23)
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*Dogstyle (23)
          Sabre (19)
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*Sabre (19)
          Raging Bull (20)
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*Raging Bull (20)
          Slipstream (18)
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*Slipstream (18)
          Blood and Chocolate (18)
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*Blood and Chocolate (18)
* Kranskloof:
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====Kranskloof====
          The Cruise (22)
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*The Cruise (22)
          Golden Goose (17)
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*Golden Goose (17)
          The Swarm (direct finish) (19)
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*The Swarm (direct finish) (19)
          Pistol (18)
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*Pistol (18)
          Arch of Time (24)
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*Arch of Time (24)
          Clime of the Century (20)  
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*Clime of the Century (20)  
          Foetus (17)
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*Foetus (17)
* Lower Tonquani:
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====Lower Tonquani====
          Hourglass (17)
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*Hourglass (17)
          Exstacy (17)
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*Exstacy (17)
          Doppler Effect (21)
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*Doppler Effect (21)
          Circuit Breaker (22)
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*Circuit Breaker (22)
          Just Hot (23)
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*Just Hot (23)
          More Monkey Than Funkey (21)
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*More Monkey Than Funkey (21)
          Red Column (15)
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*Red Column (15)
          Sands of Time (19 R)
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*Sands of Time (19 R)
          Gnasher (19)
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*Gnasher (19)
          Question of Balance (21)
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*Question of Balance (21)
* Fernkloof:
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====Fernkloof====
          Fernkloof Pinnacle (17)
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*Fernkloof Pinnacle (17)
          Dextrose
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*Dextrose
          Lazarus   
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*Lazarus   
* Hamerkop:
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====Hamerkop====
          Quintessence (22)
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*Quintessence (22)
          One Crack Mind (19)
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*One Crack Mind (19)
          Amazing Grace Direct (18 X)
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*Amazing Grace Direct (18 X)
          The Beer Hunter (20 X)
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*The Beer Hunter (20 X)
* Eureka Dome:
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====Eureka Dome====
          Aftermath
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*Aftermath
* Dome:
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====Dome====
          Fallen Angel
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*Fallen Angel
          Devil's Advocate
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*Devil's Advocate
          Magic Dragon
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*Magic Dragon
          Muffin Direct
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*Muffin Direct
          Time Limit
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*Time Limit
* Grootkloof:
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====Grootkloof====
          Isolation Pinnacle (11)
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*Isolation Pinnacle (11)
          Dive Bomber (direct)
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*Dive Bomber (direct)
* Castle Gorge:
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====Castle Gorge====
          Donner en Bliksem (20)
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*Donner en Bliksem (20)
* Trident:
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====Trident====
          Apex
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*Apex
          Swiss Army Knife (17 R)
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*Swiss Army Knife (17 R)
  
 
=== Wilgepoort ===
 
=== Wilgepoort ===

Revision as of 14:45, 7 December 2012

This is a list of the best trad routes in South Africa: any grade, anything goes, can have a bolt here or there but must be primarily trad.

(I'm going to keep on editing my list (below) with suggestions that are made at http://www.climb.co.za/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2961
Alternatively, log in to add to the list.

Wolfberg

  • Energy Crisis (20)
  • Celestial Journey (22)
  • Alone in Space (22)
  • Eclipse (13)
  • Knobless Robot (18)
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed (19)

Tafelberg

  • Big Groove (20)
  • Comes a Time (20)
  • Baboon Speak (21)
  • Rooibosch (18)
  • Pillar Box Standard Route (17)
  • Woodrow Arete (18)

Krakadouw

  • King Kong 21/22
  • Ichthyasaurus 21/22
  • Austrolopethicus

Table Mountain

  • Triple Indirect
  • Jacobs Ladder 17
  • Roulette 19
  • African Lunch 23
  • Magnetic Wall 19
  • Atlantic Crag
  • The Dream
  • Bombay Duck 17

Lions Head granite

  • Millions
  • Bastille Crack (20)

Lion's Head Sandstone

  • Clifton Crest (15)
  • Beware The Dark Horse (18)

Lakeside Pinnacle

  • Crack of Dawn (17)

Muizenberg Crag

  • Crackle
  • No Name Brand
  • Understairs and Dilettante

Du Toits Kloof

  • Exposure in the F Major
  • No more bells
  • Renaissance

Yellowwood Amphitheatre

  • Armageddon Time

Hellfire

  • Hellfire (the route) 24
  • Burnout
  • Aurora (19)
  • Joker Smoker (17)

Montagu

  • Technicolour Darkness [area closed]
  • Nuclear Waste [area closed]

Karbonaaitjieskraal

  • Rastarock
  • Divine Dog

Manoutsa

  • Hard Rock Cafe (18)

Blyderivier

  • Green Bottle (19)
  • Prelude to Luka (20)
  • Book of Baloo (21)
  • Silver Ribbon (18)
  • Sundance Kid (19)
  • The Iron Curtain (24)
  • Cactus Dykes (20)
  • Buried Treasure (20)
  • Mother Nature's Necessities (19)

Check the Blydepoort Classics RD for more.

Blouberg

  • Eight Miles High (24)
  • Dog Day in Heaven (25/6)
  • Hey Jude (21)
  • Dreams of White Dogs (26)
  • Dog of Thunder (30 A0)

Kransberg

  • Aasvoël's End (17 R)
  • Angel Recess (15)

Magaliesberg

Mhalbs

  • Space Walk (21)
  • Crystal Fire (23)
  • Egowhip (23)
  • Straight Edge (16)
  • Final Cut (25)

Upper Tonquani

  • Last Rites (19 X)
  • Red Corner (17)
  • Hawks Eye (13)
  • The Moke (17)
  • Hyperadrenia (20)
  • Alchemy (22)

Cedarberg

  • Boggle (19)
  • Difficult Shapes and Passive Rythms (21)
  • Tigatrix (18)
  • Hangdog (21)
  • Golden Balls (15)
  • Butterfly (16)
  • Twist & Shout (28)
  • Cedarberg Corner Direct (13)

Boulder

  • Dogstyle (23)
  • Sabre (19)
  • Raging Bull (20)
  • Slipstream (18)
  • Blood and Chocolate (18)

Kranskloof

  • The Cruise (22)
  • Golden Goose (17)
  • The Swarm (direct finish) (19)
  • Pistol (18)
  • Arch of Time (24)
  • Clime of the Century (20)
  • Foetus (17)

Lower Tonquani

  • Hourglass (17)
  • Exstacy (17)
  • Doppler Effect (21)
  • Circuit Breaker (22)
  • Just Hot (23)
  • More Monkey Than Funkey (21)
  • Red Column (15)
  • Sands of Time (19 R)
  • Gnasher (19)
  • Question of Balance (21)

Fernkloof

  • Fernkloof Pinnacle (17)
  • Dextrose
  • Lazarus

Hamerkop

  • Quintessence (22)
  • One Crack Mind (19)
  • Amazing Grace Direct (18 X)
  • The Beer Hunter (20 X)

Eureka Dome

  • Aftermath

Dome

  • Fallen Angel
  • Devil's Advocate
  • Magic Dragon
  • Muffin Direct
  • Time Limit

Grootkloof

  • Isolation Pinnacle (11)
  • Dive Bomber (direct)

Castle Gorge

  • Donner en Bliksem (20)

Trident

  • Apex
  • Swiss Army Knife (17 R)

Wilgepoort

  • The Key (Direct first pitch) (21)
  • Cabernet/Muscadel Crack combination (18)
  • McFats LGP

The Hell

  • To Hell with skin

Magageni

  • Snakeskin Arete (20)

Mary (E Cape)

  • The Legend (26)

Paarl Rocks

  • Stem Gem - 22

The Berg

  • The North Face Route on Sentinel Peak (also called the Angus-Leppan Route)
  • Devil's Tooth.
  • Mponjwana, Standard Route.
  • The Bell, Hoper's Route.
  • The Pyramid, Standard Route.
  • The Column, Escarpment Arête.
  • The Monk's Cowl, Standard and Barry's Route.
  • The Injasuti Western Triplet, North West Ridge Route.
  • Giant's Castle, Schole's Route.
  • Giant's Castle, Makaza and the Main Loteni Couloir (ice routes).
  • Not so auto (on Monks cowl)

Boven

  • Heart of China (23)
  • Al's Bells (19)

Monteseel

  • Powderfinger
  • Fiddler in the roof
  • Granny's souped up wheelchair

Pinnacle Gorge

  • Lycra Trea
  • Por_noster
  • Slow ecstasy
  • Snip Snip
  • Fingercrack
  • Think Pink

Nagas Gorge

  • Old man's ecstasy
  • Moonjig

Lady Slipper

  • MacKegnie's madness
  • Twinkletoes
  • Flashdance

Hogsback

  • Fame and fashion

Both gorges in EC