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Guano Caves is a private resort that offers accomodation and is a wonderful place for young families to visit as it offers a lot of activities for the kids such as an animal farm and swimming. Rock n Roll Kloof is situated in the resort. Development of this kloof began in 2023. Climbing on the property is free to people staying in the accommodation, or a small fee is levied for day visitors. For more information and to book accommodation please visit www.montaguguanocave.co.za or call 023 100 2972.

Bolting is allowed here, but check where existing trad routes are before bolting a line. So far the kloof offers routes ranging from 16-28 with scope for more.

How to get there • Drive on the R62 from Montagu towards Barrydale for about 7 km until you see a sign on pointing to the entrance to the Guano Cave Resort which will be on your right. At the main gate you will sign an indemnity form and pay a small entrance fee. From here follow the cement road which veers to the left past the office block and continues to the T-junction where you turn right. Follow the road, keeping right at the stone circle, then left at the next fork and carry on straight, past a bank of solar panels on your left. Continue straight, past a small “private property” sign, until you get to a confluence of four roads. Go straight over and continue on to reach a gates. Go through the gate. PLEASE KEEP THE GATE CLOSED AT ALL TIMES. Once through the gate, continue along a stony road for a few 100 metres, to reach a car park, which can park over 20 cars, made specially for climbers by the owners. At the top end of the car park and to your right, you will find a cairn marking the start of the path. Approach 20 mins, flatish.

Follow the path around the hill and continue up gentle slopes to reach the small river bed. Continue along, then go up to the left to the sport crags. Crime of the Century, the 4-pitch trad route is on the huge Supertramp Buttress on the right of the kloof. In Summer, the Floyd Sectors and Shine on Prow - Front are in the shade only early morning. Shine on Prow - Right and Metal Haven are in the shade till roughly 14:30 in summer, almost all day in winter. Supertramp Buttress gets into the shade from middle of the day onwards.

# ROUTE NAME / AREA GRADE # BOLTS RATING BOLTING/OPENED INFO DESCRIPTION
Floyd Sector - Obscured Wall
1. Obscured by Clouds 6b/20 11 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Aug 2023
2. Comfortably Numb 6a+/19 9 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Aug 2023
3. Dark Side of the Moon 6c/22 9 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Nov 2023
4. Pulse 7a+/25 8 bolts + chains FA. Hans n Hans Dec 2023 Right variation is 7a+/25. Left variation is harder (open project)
5. Mother 6b+/21 Trad FA: G. Jacobs, HP. Bakker, T. Lourens July 2023 P1. 15m 14; 2. 25m 21.
6. Fearless 7a/24 16 bolts + chains 70m rope FA: G. Jacobs Aug 2023 Starts from the wooden platform
7. Stay 6a+/25 14 bolts + chains 70m rope FA: G. Jacobs Aug 2023 Starts on the right side of the wooden platform
Floyd Sector - Crazy Diamond Tower
8. Echoes 6b+/21 9 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens July 2023
9. Goodbye Blue Sky 6a/17 10 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens July 2023
10. Saucerful of Secrets 6b/20 13 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens July 2023
11. Welcome to the Machine 6b/20 20 bolts + chains 70m rope FA. T. Lourens July 2023
12. Wish You Were Here 6b+/21 20 bolts + chains 70m rope FA. T. Lourens Aug 2023
13. Have a Cigar 6a+/19 10 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Sept 2023
14. Another Brick in the Wall 5c/17 Trad FA: T. Lourens, M. Beaumont Aug 2023 P1. 20m 17; P2. 20m 12.
15. Breathe 6c/22 Trad, no anchors FA. M. Robinson Feb 2024 P1. 20m 22; P2. 20m 12. On the back of the Crazy Diamond Tower.
Floyd Sector - Shine on Prow - Left
16. The Endless River 5b+/17 Trad FA: R. Halsey Nov 2023 P1. 34m 17
17. The Division Bell 5c+/19 Trad FA: R. Halsey Nov 2023 P1. 34m 19
18. Sheep 5b/16 Trad FA: T. Lourens, HP. Bakker Sept 2023 P1. 20m 16
Floyd Sector - Shine on Prow - Front
19. Pigs (3 Different Ones) 6a+/19 8 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Sept 2023
20. Dogs 6a/18 Trad FA: HP. Bakker, T. Lourens Sept 2023 P1. 30m 18
Floyd Sector - Shine on Prow - Right
21. Empty Spaces 6a+/19 13 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Oct 2023 Keep out of the horrible off width near the beginning of the route. Loose rock.
22. Interstellar Overdrive 6b/20 11 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Oct 2023
23. The Wall 6c+/23 11 bolts + chains FA. J. Munk Oct 2023 It's recommended to pre-clip to the second bolt.
Mirage Wall
1. Super Twister 6c/22 17 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Jan 2024
2. Finger Tips 7a+/25 8 bolts + chains FA. G. Jacobs May 2024
3. Freefall 7b/26 8 bolts + chains FA. G. Jacobs June 2024
4. Rain Dancers 6c/22 7 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens June 2024
Bass Camp Terrace Scramble further up the gully, hugging the left hand wall. Bass Camp Terrace is above the tea cave.
1. Blind Faith 6c/22 5 bolts + chains FA. J. Temple-Forbes July 2024
2. Come Out and Play 6c+/23 5 bolts + chains FA. E. Pelser Mar 2024 Upgraded from 21.
3. Thunderstruck 6c+/23 4 bolts + chains FA. E. Pelser Mar 2024 Shares chains with Come Out and Play. Upgraded from 22.
4. Metalito 6c+/23 ? bolts + chains FA. M. Acosta June 2024 Starts on Thunderstruck and splits off right.
5. Enter Sandman 6c/22 7 bolts + chains FA. B. Marx Nov 2023
6. Crack Cocaine 6b/20 7 bolts + chains FA. E. Pelser June 2024 Shares first 2 bolts with Enter Sandman and then goes left following the obvious crack. Ends on chains of Thunderstruck. Probably better to back climb to clean.
7. Nitro 6b+/21 7 bolts + chains FA. E. Pelser Apr 2024 Shares first bolt with Enter Sandman and then goes right. End in laybacks on the left.
8. Paradise City 6c+/23 9 bolts + chains FA. E. Pelser May 2024 Harder variation to Nitro. Splits right at 6th bolt.
Metal Haven
1. The Beautiful People 6c+/23 8 bolts + chains FA. R. Halsey Dec 2023
2. Invincible 7a+/25 10 bolts + chains FA. R. Halsey Nov 2023 Upgraded from 24.
3. Symphony of Destruction 7b+/27? 8 bolts + chains (B Theron, closed project)
4. Shadowkings 6c+/23 8 bolts + chains FA. R. Halsey Jan 2024 Upgraded from 22.
5. Last Ride of the Day 6c+/23 9 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
6. Yukon 6c+/23 11 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023 Link up that avoids desperate start on Awake. Extra bolt indicates where to move right.
7. Digital Bath 7c/28? 10 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023 Link up from Awake to Last Ride of the Day. Extra bolt indicates where to move left. Consensus grading needed
8. The Awakening 7a+/25? 10 bolts + chains Bolted by R Halsey Nov 2023 Easier, left version to Awake that shares crack with Last Ride of the Day. Too far from original 3rd bolt so new bolt was added. Probably 24 if you have efficient sequence.
8(a). Awake 7c/28? 10 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023 Does not use left crack. Consensus grading needed.
9. Honking Antelope 7b/26 9 bolts + chains FA. B Theron May 2024 Starts on first 3 bolts of The Awakening and then climbs right.
10. Addicted to Chaos 7b+/27? 13 bolts + chains FA. JTF May 2024 Starts on first 5 bolts of Honking Antelope and then carries on further right and up (follow the blue painted bolts).
11. Fear of the Dark 7a/+/24/25 ? bolts + chains Link-up (no extra bolts) from Honking Antelope till about halfway, trav right to finish on Take a Look Around. Same grade as The Awakening - whatever that settles on.
12. Rollin' 7a/+/24/25 ? bolts + chains Link-up (no extra bolts) from Take a Look Around till bolt 7, then hard left into Honking Antelope.
13. Take a Look Around 6c+/23 10 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Dec 2023 Could be 24/7a
14. Wherever I May Roam 7c/28 10 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
15. Got the Life 7a/24 12 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
16. The Hunt 7b+/27 12 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
17. Nice Boys Don't Play Rock 'n Roll 7b/26? 11 bolts + chains FA. D Moolman June 2024 Danie's first sport climb and what a goodie. Flaring crack, bring your smearing A-game. Stick clip 2nd bolt advised. Joins The Hunt at the 5th bolt.
18. Ghost River 7b+/27 11 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Dec 2023
19. Devil's Dance 7c/28 10 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
20. All Within My Hands 7c/28 12 bolts + chains FA. J. Temple-Forbes March 2024 Climb Devil’s Dance till the 7th bolt. Don’t clip this bolt but the next bolt to the right.
21. Down with the Sickness 6a+/19 Trad FA. R. Halsey & G. Wright June 2024 P1. 20m 19: At the very top of Metal Gulley there is a steep orange corner with a fairly wide crack, opposite the Symphony of Sickness wall. Climb the corner crack and exit left. Tat anchor to the right near a tree.
22. Symphony of Sickness 7a/24 Trad FA. G. Bird, D. Le Roux April 2024 P1. 20m 24: At the very top of Metal Haven it steepens into a chimney on the right. On the right wall are two crack lines. Symphony of Sickness takes the right hand one, which splits a smooth white face at the top.
The Punk Wall Approach - As for Metal Haven. The face directly opposite.
1. Sex Pistols 6a+/19 7 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens June 2024
2. Strangers 6b/20? 8 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens June 2024 Follows the thin seam.
Wonder Wall
1. Supersonic 5b/16 8 bolts + chains FA. M. Beaumont April 2024
2. Tangerine 6a/18 7 bolts + chains FA. C. Hovy Nov 2023
3. Gas Panic 6b/20 4 bolts + chains FA. G. Jacobs April 2024
4. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants 5a/15 6 bolts + chains FA. M. Beaumont April 2024
Yes Buttress
1. Into the Lens 6a/18 12 bolts + chains FA. G. Jacobs, T. Lourens Jan 2024
2. Mirror to the Sky 7a/24 ? bolts + chains BB. Charles Edelstein. FA. J. Swinney July 2024
Alternative Alley
1. Hitchin’ a Ride 7a+/24? 7 bolts + chains FA. R. Halsey March 2024
2. Gotta Get Away 7c+/29? 8 bolts + chains FA. R. Halsey July 2024 Crux is short, and possible height dependant, so best guess at grade. Probably between 28 and 30.
Raging Slab
1. Don't Dog me P1. 25m 23? FA. Richard Halsey, Tony Lourens Feb 2024 Follow the discontinued crack, takes good gear.
21st Century Buttress This buttress is the 50-metres-high bastion just to the left of the huge Supertramp Buttress.
1. Moonchild P1. 6a+/18. P2. 6b/19. P1. 9 bolts + chains. P2. 9 bolts + chains FA. Garvin Jacobs, Tony Lourens, March 2024
2. The Devil's Triangle 6a/17 Trad FA. Tony Lourens, Garvin Jacobs, March 2024 P1. 20m 17; P2. 25m 17
3. Schizoid Man 6b+/21 Trad FA. Garvin Jacobs, Tony Lourens, March 2024 P1. 25m 21; P2. 25m 21
Supertramp Buttress
1. Crisis What Crisis? P1. 6a+/19. P2. 6c/22 P1. 12 bolts +chains. P2. 7 bolts + chains FA. Tony Lourens, Garvin Jacobs Jan 2024 Shares the start with Breakfast in America. Can be done in one long pitch, then lower off in two. P1. 25m; P2. 15m.
2. Breakfast in America 6a/18 Trad FA: Tony Lourens, Garvin Jacobs 4 Nov 2023 P1. 20m 16; P2. 20m 18
3. Asylum 6a/18 Trad FA: Richard Halsey, Elle Pelser Jan 2024 P1. 25m 18
4. Crime of the Century 6a+/19 Trad FA: Tony Lourens, Richard Halsey, Rachel Strate 24 May 2023 P1. 15m 16; P2. 25m 18; P3. 20m 19; P4. 30m 16
5. Babaji 6b+/21 Trad FA: Charles Edelstein, David Webster March 2024 P1. 15m 16; P2. 35m 18; P3. 25m 19
6. Dreamer 6c/22 17 bolts + chains FA: Bernie Theron Jan 2024 Can be done in 2 pitches (intended as one pitch though). 80 meter rope required (or 70/60 meter gets you to lower off-chains).
5. Child of Vision 6c+/23 18 bolts + chains FA: Bernie Theron March 2024 Starts on the first section of Dreamer then move right on the headwall. 80 meter rope required (or 70/60 meter gets you to lower off-chains).
Black Sabbath Fin
1. Iron Man 6b+/21 Trad FA: P1 and 2 Charles Edelstein, Amber De Dekker, P3 Charles. Edelstein, David Webster P1. 35m 18; P2. 35m 21; P3. 20m 19
2. Heaven and Hell 6b+/21 Trad FA: P1 Charles Edelstein, P2 Charles Edelstein, Willem Le Roux P1. 50m 19; P2. 10m 21; P3. 20m 19; P4. 25m 18
3. Paranoid 6b+/21 Trad FA: Charles Edelstein, Mark Straughan March 2024 P1. 45m 21; P2. 15m 18; P3. 20-25m 18-19 - Climb the right (preferably) or left version to the top of the pinnacle.