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Sentinel, Hout Bay
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:46 pm
Just wondering if anyone has a source of info about lines on the Sentinel in Hout. I see there is an RD for Twilight of an Idol (26, A0) on this site, any other floating around??? Otherwise off to the journals I suppose...
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:01 am
I wa told that the rock quality was not that good. and to look elsewhere. What is everyones opinion on the climbs there. Gear any good? climbing.
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:30 am
I've been up that thing twice - so I have a reasonable idea.
The location is possibly the most impressive in SA!
The walk-in is short (although the approach to the base is a little exciting at times).
The rock on the pitches is mostly fine - varies between very good and pretty bad.
The ledges are most dismal (often full of gravel) - although there is lots of gear.
The wall faces south - trust me, it gets cold.
Go on - be a hero and free the remaining aid pitch in Twilight...
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:56 pm
The rock is not good at all. Lots of loose debris on the small ledges. Also be wary of basejumpers as this is one of the prime jump sites, & a canopy opening next to you unexpectedly will literally cause you to crap yourself. Suggest you call me on 083 5843980, or Al on 083 651 2567 if you decide to climb it.
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:06 pm
Hey, i know this is abit late but anyway...
there is some good rock up there on the shorter wall about 500m? to the right of Twilight. The wall is about 100-120m and has an interesting set of stepped roofs/overhangs near the top. I absielled down it a number of years ago and climbed 15m up it before being intimidated by doing a crux on extremely slippery rock. The rock quality looked really good but extremely slimy (just like Elsies peak). I recon wait for a bergwind and have a look at this. I thought the easiest line going though the overhangs looked somewhere between 22-25.