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Elands Bay Climbing

Postby Fool » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:53 pm

Howzit guys I have heard that there are routes at E-bay. I was just wondering if anyone could verify if this is true. (Not rocklands) Thanks

Derek Marshall

Postby Derek Marshall » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:54 pm

Yes I saw some routes at E-Bay recorded in a MCSA journal. Please don't ask which one.

Russell

Postby Russell » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:54 pm

1993 Journal on page 103 I think. I was coincidentally looking at them last night.

Gareth

Postby Gareth » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:54 pm

A whole bunch of routes were opened there in about 1989, so check '89 journal as well. It's an awesome venue for atmosphere, but take tons of chalk with you!

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Elands Bay

Postby Fool » Thu May 05, 2005 11:32 pm

Ok so I did a bit of research.... got hold of the MCSA Journals.

There are 23 single pitch routes that range from grade 14 to 26. There are also 8 multi-pitches.

From what i gathered, it seems that most of the routes follow crack systems and the majority of them have the possiblity of topping out.
With this said there is no clear refference as to the style of climbing ie: trad or sport.

So i would imagine that they are all trad routes, but if there is anyone who might be able to confirm this it would be realy helpful.

Ps: if anyone would like to view copies of the articles in the MCSA Journals, just let me know and i will email them

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Postby bergie » Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:21 pm

Hi 'Fool'. I know this is going back some time, but could I have a look at the info of Elands. My family live on the west coast and I'm keen to get on the rock when I get back from UK in 3 weeks. :D
my email is otberg@hotmail.com

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Postby Fool » Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:36 pm

Sweet Bru....

I must just re-scan the info and i will send it to you asap.
I'm away for the weekend so check your mail early next week.

Peace
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Postby Fool » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:17 pm

I just sent emails with the necessary info to the guys that asked
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Postby bergie » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:48 am

thanks 'Fool'. got the info and super excited :D Do you know if there are any access issues? Is it private land or can you just chalk up and crank.
It also looks as if the wall is sheltered from the south easter :?:

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Postby Fool » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:54 pm

I don't think that there are any access issues.... but i know that the nearby quarry is still in operation????

ja it is protected from the SE but there is often a sea breeze and mist that would make it lank shlawky... i assume
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Postby Russell Warren » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:59 am

Hi Fool

If you are Mike Baleta please e-mail me @ russellw@johnthompson.co.za. I want to ask you something about one of your other pass times.

Regards

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Postby Marshall » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:08 pm

Hey chaps...did any of these E Bay trips pan out.

If so, where did you camp? Any spesific info welcomed. What is the acsess situation?

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Postby steve » Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:39 am

A group of us went there a few weeks back. Both climbing and setting are lovely. We camped in the quarry and had it to ourselves, though the odd groupd of surfers are known to use it when the swell's good. It was good to be away from the crowds and loud music at the Municipal campsite. The quarry's also a 20 minute walk from the climbing. The rock was quite schlawky (sp) on the second day of climbing. Some routes more than others, depending on the direction the rock was facing. A strong south wind and cooler weather seem to enhance the schlawk. The guides in the MCSA journals were useful, and there seems to be much new route potential on the other crags in the area.

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Postby Grigri » Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:57 pm

The only epic is walking through the train tunnel, definitely dont want to meet that train halfway, eez loooooong!

But then I was there so long ago, Im not sure of the situation now. There is also some cool bouldering on the blocks below the crag just south of the tunnel. Dunno whos land its on but.

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Elands bay

Postby jeff » Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:29 pm

Hi All

Have finally got off my lazy ass and started training again, and am very amped to combine a trip over the December with some video work, but ideally to an 'asthetic' location. Thinking of Elands Bay, have heard strories of some nice rock, but know very littlew detail.
Can anyone assist??

Cheers
Jeff 8)

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Postby Marshall » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:46 pm

Hey Jeff.

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Postby jeff » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:33 am

Hey marshall

Thanks for sending this stuff ! Muchos gracious.

Jeff

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Postby scottnoy » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:31 am

Hey Jeff,
Bolted that new route at Paarl, epic!
You still want to film it me flailing?
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Postby Marshall » Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:16 am

I heard from a mate that there is a great camp site between Elands & Lamberts Bay 0834392662 or 0274322723

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Elands

Postby jeff » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:52 am

Hi All..thought I'd asked before, but a search didnt bring anything up..so i could have just been 'thinking out loud'.
I was on a surf trip to Elands, and saw what looked like some very nice rock in areas above the point. Just wondering if anyone knows if there are any routes, or if there is any issues regarding access to this rock?
8)

Jeff

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Re: Elands

Postby pierre.joubert » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:14 am

There was something in a thread about Elandsbaai a while ago - wa searcha baba. There was a scanned RD from an 1980's MSCA Journal...

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Re: Elands Bay

Postby bdally » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:03 pm

Hi Guys
Know this is going back quite a while, but if anyone could forward me info on the climbing routes at Elands bay I would be most appreciative.
THanks!

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Re: Elands Bay

Postby Funguye » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:11 pm

I was there two weekends ago and took a drive and a hike to the sea side of bobbejaanskop (it is called that right), plus some other places. There seems to be some really awesome possible climbs there. Of late it also seems like a few people has been speaking of climbing in Elandsbaai.

I for one would be keen on offering my weekends up to get some sport routes set up there, I'll even buy the bolts, I know for sure I would LOVE to climb there. That's maybe just cause I don't trad yet.

Of course, my first priority is nature, so if the MCSA guys or anyone else is keen to help maybe with looking at the environment, getting locals on board, minimizing the impact and then getting the routes climbed, bolted and established, it would be great. I am happy to say I'll help drive it, but it's hard to drive if you don't know due process. Anyone?
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Re: Elands Bay

Postby Funguye » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:15 pm

bdally, also look here:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8331

and on Wiki, these are very old scans though and trad.

http://www.climbing.co.za/wiki/index.ph ... Elands_Bay
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Re: Elands Bay

Postby Pony » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:33 am

ja there's a couple of archeological heritage sites just waiting to be bolted...

could be the next level in SA climbing :wink:

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Re: Elands Bay

Postby Funguye » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:14 pm

So anyone keen on helping getting the ball rolling on bolting there? Or am I talking to the trees or mountains?
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Re: Elands Bay

Postby Xenomorph » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:49 am

I would be keen to bolt some routes at Elands or trad them, I have a trad rack and I own a drill, Glue in's are the way to go because it's on the coast, Do you know if the land is private or SANP?

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