Rock 'n Roll

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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 two gates. Go through both gates. PLEASE KEEP THE SECOND GATE CLOSED AT ALL TIMES. Once through the second 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 tad 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. 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.
Floyd Sector - Shine on Prow - Left
13. The Endless River 5b+/17 Trad FA: R. Halsey Nov 2023 P1. 34m 17
14. The Division Bell 5c+/19 Trad FA: R. Halsey Nov 2023 P1. 34m 19
15. Sheep 5b/16 Trad FA: T. Lourens, HP. Bakker Sept 2023 P1. 20m 16
Floyd Sector - Shine on Prow - Front
16. Pigs (3 Different Ones) 6a+/19 8 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Sept 2023
17. Dogs 6a/18 Trad FA: HP. Bakker, T. Lourens Sept 2023 P1. 30m 18
18. Shine On 6b+/21 13 bolts + chains FA. ?
Floyd Sector - Shine on Prow - Right
19. Empty Spaces 6a+/19 13 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Oct 2023
20. Interstellar Overdrive 6b/20 11 bolts + chains FA. T. Lourens Oct 2023
21. The Wall 6c+/23 11 bolts + chains FA. J. Munk Oct 2023 It's recommended to pre-clip to the second bolt.
Mirage Wall
P1. Super Twister 6c/6c+/22/23? 17 bolts + chains T. Lourens (closed project) First moves may be tricky for short people
Metal Haven Scramble further up the gully, hugging the left hand wall
23. Enter Sandman 6b/20 Trad B. Marx Nov 2023
24. The Beautiful People 6c+/23 8 bolts + chains FA. R. Halsey Dec 2023
25. Invincible 7a/24? 10 bolts + chains FA. R. Halsey Nov 2023
26. Project R. Halsey (closed project)
27. Last Ride of the Day 6c+/23 9 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
28. 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.
29. Digital Bath 7b+/27? 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.
30. Awake 7b+/27? 10 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
31. Wherever I May Roam 7c/28 9 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
32. Got the Life 7a/24 12 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
33. The Hunt 7b+/27? 11 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
34. Ghost River 7b+/7c/27/28 12 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Dec 2023
35. Devil's Dance 7c/28? 10 bolts + chains FA. R Halsey Nov 2023
Supertramp Buttress
1. 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.