Where is the underside?

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Where is the underside?

Postby kyle » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:26 am

Hi There

Many thanks for the new topo for the underside. I printed it out and headed off to find it but was unsuccessful. Am I being a complete moron or is there no description of where it is?? Any pointers would be great. THanks. :?

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Postby Grigri » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:28 pm

the underside is under the topside

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Postby DouglasWard » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:44 am

Walk up the Steenberg Peak path (the path that goes to the Turtle Boulders which are the original Topside Boulders) until about 50 metres from the summit of Steenberg (i.e. 50m from the Turtle Boulders). This takes about 20 minutes at a sedate pace. Look for a small cairn which marks a vague path leading off leftwards. Follow this \"path\" and the line of cairns (please try to stick to the already-used route for obvious fynbos reasons). This will lead you about 100 metres straight down the mountain; at that point the approach veers sharp right to traverse in to the top left hand (as you face the mountain) end of the main Underside crag. Scramble down where you can. Take care - there are bigger drops than you think where you don't expect them.

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