Apathy Wall

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These two routes are found on the left of narrow slot as you walk from the decent gully to the Apathy wall.

War of the Worlds (18) ***

  • Pitch 1. 35m (18)

This starts at a waist high step on a grey patch or rock. Head straight up past several finger rails, then continue more or less straight to the top. The gear past the first few rails is a little tricky for a few meters, so take care.

FA: Richard Halsey, Rachel Strate, Karen van der Westhuizen (March 2019)

Close Encounters (16) ***

Starts a few meters right of War of the Worlds. Pull up to below a low roof, step left so a slightly higher roof and then right to gain a left facing recess. Near the top of the recess step left to past a roof, then slightly back right before heading up straight.

FA: Richard Halsey, Rachel Strate, Karen van der Westhuizen (March 2019)


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Apathy wall. 12. Mucho Gusto 13. Shack Shake

Some new route variations:

Mucho Gusto (23) ***

Climb the 'Africa Shield', move right under the roof, and up the crack on Gusto. Then do the 'Metolius move' left and across the face, up the small corner on Gusto to a narrow ledge. Traverse left at the rail until the blunt arete, and straight up to the top.

R. Halsey 23/10/2011

Shack Shake (21) ***

Step off the boulder onto the face and climb directly to the Hackaroo layback, then straight up a crack to a small roof. Reach right to another crack, pull up and tend right up a vague corner. Straight to top.

R. Halsey 22/10/2011


Two easy but fun routes on a short face perpendicular and about 30m right of the Apathy wall.
Either rap from a good mushroom to the right of Sundial, or scramble down opposite Arete route.

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1. Hourglass 2. Sundial


  • Hourglass (17) ** R. Halsey 23/10/2011
  • Sundial (15) ** U. Pitsch 23/10/2011