Get your chalk-covered paws on this Yellowwood guide if you like wild places, some of the best adventure climbing in the country, or, if just want to marvel at the spectacular walls and dreamy stances.
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I, with a lot of help from some of my old friends and a host of NBF’s, seduced her this weekend and Time Bomb went down (or is that up.)
My other partner of 35 years, my first wife, did what she does best. She threatened to ground me from visiting my mistress for at least a year if I displayed any impairment or disability or if I whinged or whined.
It was the triangular panel on the Timerity Buttress that attracted me to the East Buttresses above Yellowwood ravine in the first place and my ambition was to fire a pitch straight through the middle of it.
Although not really visible the Ag Chardonnet massif loomed above us and ahead. I was musing on the possibility (although considering how long I have been climbing), rather, the probability of having an Epic.
June brought more Alpine climbing for me (my boss starts making sarcastic comments about sacking me now!).
It is not a 5 star Krakadouw or Tafelberg route but it is certainly worth 4 stars in the context of the Du Toits’ Kloof area. It is easily done in a day from Cape Town.
The aim of these articles is to encourage a sense of community amongst SA alpinists and to inspire people to get out there and learn about this adventurous aspect of the climbing world hopefully under the guidance and skills of those getting the relevant experience.
Recently, Deon Van Zyl and I fashioned what I consider to be the closest to a “perfect” trad route I have personally ever climbed.