Bolted routes at Secret Garden

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Bolted routes at Secret Garden

Postby nosmo » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:36 pm

Does anyone have names/grades for these bolted routes?

I counted 8 fully bolted, and 4 trad with single top anchors, all stainless u-bolts in pretty good condition on bomber granite.

Not long at all, but nice climbing...

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Re: Bolted routes at Secret Garden

Postby shorti » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:54 am

Jacques Cronje might know, I think he hangs out there a lot. You can go look for him at spiders during the weekday evenings.

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Re: Bolted routes at Secret Garden

Postby Ruan » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:24 am

Jacques Cronje - 0828202343

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Re: Bolted routes at Secret Garden

Postby proze » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:35 pm

Where is this plek?

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Re: Bolted routes at Secret Garden

Postby nosmo » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:26 pm

Dis net buite Brits... Topo: http://climbing.co.za/wiki/index.php?title=Secret_Garden_Bouldering

Thanks, will contact Jacques.

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Re: Bolted routes at Secret Garden

Postby jaxx » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:53 pm

Hoezit!
The routes were bolted about 8 years ago by a climber from the brits climbing club.i met him at one stage and he said that he did not bother to name and record the routes.he reconed i could rename and grade them in my guiode to secret garden.I dont use grades in the guide any more and it feels wrong to name another mans thing...route.haha!cheers!

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Re: Bolted routes at Secret Garden

Postby nosmo » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:16 pm

Thanks Jacques...

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Re: Bolted routes at Secret Garden

Postby shorti » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:29 pm

hahaha Jacques you crack me up dude. Nice guide, but its a bit disappointing that you did not include a photo of that crack you said you go up feet first :shock:

Oh and I hate to be the nit picker, but Brits is in North West (not Limpopo) and it is West of Pretoria, not North :eye:

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Re: Bolted routes at Secret Garden

Postby nosmo » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:06 pm

shorti - thanks for changing that on the wiki, and maybe you can add the photo when you get to go?

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Re: Bolted routes at Secret Garden

Postby African Climber » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:39 am

Not to discourage anyone from visiting the area but if I remember correctly a number of years ago there was a nasty crime that took place in this area to a climber and his girlfriend. Be careful and go in groups.

Also I remember seeing a lot of chipping and scraping of the rock.

Be Safe.


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