Rocklands: Dihedral sector: Sports routes

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Rocklands: Dihedral sector: Sports routes

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Hi guys

Does anyone have any info about the bolted routes below the Dihedral bouldering sector in Rocklands? I've searched around and haven't found any mention of them. They seem fully bolted (and fairly new). I'm wondering if they're open/graded, or are closed projects. If they're open, does anyone have a guide?

Thanks!
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Hi
Climbing wiki has some updates. However, specifically on the Facebook block, there looks like 3 routes and 1 (my) very closed project I bolted recently.

Left of Facebook is a 22 ‘funny farm’ starts on blocks pocket for left hand then up to get above the undercut roof.
Walking in past Facebook and around corner to left is my closed project.
It is closed noting A. Finger tape at first bolt B. iP in chalk - either of these are typical indicators. Thanks for asking! : when someone bolts a route with the massive expense plus petrol plus ‘lost’ climbing time plus drills and batteries that die as sunk costs it is a significant investment: especially for me with 4 children, a corporate job, and trying to squeeze in staying fit and strong while bringing new routes out. I will bE livid if it gets climbed: there’s so many other opportunities to open new routes people can just do their own
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28 Rooi Rok Bokkie, FA James Barnes
xx Open proj
27 Kerk, werk en dans FA Wesley Black
26 Son Steeker FA Alex Bester
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Forket can you maybe draw a pic, take a photo and upload as a small image? Not sure where these routes are
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stingrei wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:54 am especially for me with 4 children, a corporate job, and trying to squeeze in staying fit
who has four kids and have time to develop new routes??!! I have one kid, got fat, hardly shaves and changes clothes every 2 to 3 days. you're a legend sir :salut:
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will do
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Will try merge all the rocklands wiki information and upload the two newly bolted crags in the next few days.

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Legend Ebert!
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The Bester Crag is up, major edits and photos to follow.

Travelers Rest crag coming soon.

https://www.climbing.co.za/wiki/Pakhuis ... RUCTION.29
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Thanks for the info and link to the new crag too!
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You're welcome. Will get photos and Travelers Rest crags up when the guys give me the info.

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Nice work guys! Would love to see some pics. I hear tell these new crags are the berries :thumleft:
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Knife Fight : open @ propose 27
Walk up gulley between Facebook and Imagine at ‘Crags of Joy’ to the alley behind. First route is Knife Fight now open.

Feedback appreciated! The next route is Closed project of Sean Maasch, actively being worked.
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This is not the Dihedral sector. Start a new thread to avoid confusion.

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Close enough. It’s posted in reply to the original query where the poster mixed it up.

Bester crag isn’t either, but it’s posted here. People are smart they’ll
Work it out ;-)
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If you say so.

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