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{{Infobox Area
| Latitude = -32.488172
| Longitude = 19.267398
| Climbing Type = Trad and Sport
| Rock Type = Sandstone
| Season = All year round
| Province = Western Cape
| Area = Cederberg
= How to get there =
From Cape Town, get onto the N1 towards Paarl, then take the N7 turnoff towards Malmesbury. Stay on this road past Piketberg and over the mountain pass. About 25 minutes past Citrusdal, take the Cedarberg; Algeria turnoff. Follow this dirt road (past Algeria campsite) for another +- 33 Kms until you get to Dwarsrivier farm. (normally about a 45 minute drive).
= Fees & Permits =
Contact details for Sanddrif Campsite:
* Tel: +27 (0)27 482 2825
* Fax: +27 (0)27 482 1188
* Email: []
* Web: []
You must obtain a permit to go up to the cracks area. You can obtain a permit at the Sanddrif reception desk (you need one if you are going walking as well) or you can contact MCSA in Cape Town.
= Accommodation & Food =
The last big town you pass is Citrusdal, this town or the petrol station (100 meters after the turnoff to Citrusdal) is the last place to grab any supplies. Camping at Wolfberg (Sanddrif Campsite) is extremely pleasant, with a big green field for tents. There are fireplaces and hot showers/toilet facilities. Cottages are available, sleep six people and supply the following: Basic cooking utensils, eating crockery/cutlery, fridge with a small freezer, beds (no bedding). The area does get visited a lot so you should definitely book before going out (especially holidays). You need to take your own food for the duration of your trip.
As this is a wine farm, excellent wine is available by the bottle or case (this can lead to late starts however!)
Stay at Sanddrif Campsite. The owners stay at Dwarsrivier Farm, just up the road.
A small selection of food is available and excellent selection of wine can be bought at the reception office. Fire wood is also available.
[| Click here for Sanddrif / Wolfberg Accommodation]
= Attractions & Activities =
Superb quality Trad climbing on hard sandstone, gear placements are solid. Multi Pitch Trad Routes on stunning rocks and a sport crag at the base. The drive is +/- 2½ hours drive from Cape Town up the N7 highway and the a 45 minute drive on a dirt road. A 45min walk gets you to the base of the climbing.
There is good bouldering in the Valley of the Gods. There are many places to go for a swim, one of the best spots however is Malgat.
The Rock is Superb quality Sandstone. The climbing is multi pitch using Trad gear. The routes are typically between four and seven pitches long. The rock is awesome compact sandstone with great friction. Once you have summitted, you will need to walk back down (you may also have to jump a small crevasse :). The walk up to the climbing area can be anything from 20 to 60 minutes depending. Ask at Reception where the path starts (very straightforward). Some of the routes offer an awesome amount of exposure (suck it up while you can). Grades vary from 3/10 - 7a+/25.
At the bottom of the mountain is a sport crag called [ 'Sanddrif'] there are a number of bolted routes there.
= Map =
= Routes =
Sanddrif Crag has some great easier (up to grade 22/23) routes - its a five star climbing venue!
Finding Neo 9 bolts (23)
'''Main Wall - Middle sector''' <br>
Watchtower Reverb (20) - P and A McCann 12/2016 <br> ''Go up Watchtower, after exiting open book, traverse left (use long sling to reduce rope drag), continue up''.<br><br>
Watchtower Reverb Minor (17) <br> ''Up to lower off chains just before Reverb's exit moves.''<br><br>
Madam Beast (21) - P and A McCann 12/2016 <br> ''Bolted line between Watchtower and Lip Service (joins Watchtower at second last Watchtower bolt). Middle third of route and finish overlaps Beastmaster, a route opened up by John Orrock and Jono Fisher in 1988''.<br><br>
BeastTower (20) <br> ''A combo of Madam Beast, Watchtower and Watchtower Reverb. Start on Madam Beast, move to Watchtower just before middle ledge and then onto Reverb. 30 metres of excellent climbing.''<br><br>
Witches Brew (24) - P McCann 10/2019 <br> '' Route left of Finding Nemo''<br><br>
'''Grey Wall to the right of the Main Wall ''' <br><br>
Mother tongue - P and A McCann 12/2019 <br> '' Through initial overhang and traverse left at 2nd bolt then up.''<br><br>
Fatherland - P and A McCann 12/2019 <br> ''Shares first 2 bolts with Mother tongue and then trends right.''
= Weeds Area =
* Pixie Dust (15) Scott Miller 2012 (not on topo below, 3 meters right of information superhighway)
* Information Superhighway (15) Scott Miller 2011
* MILF (21) Scott Miller 2011
* Arachniphobia (22) Adnan Awad 2011
* U-turn (16) Justin Lawson 2011
* Lunatic Fringe (20) Scott Miller 2012 (not on topo below, about 5 meters left of U-turn)
* The Gruffalo (18) Scott Miller 2011
[| Click here for Sanddrif / Wolfberg Accommodation]
[[File:sanddrif_2760.jpg| The path starts about 10 meters after this sign, follow the cairns to the crag]]


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