Rooiberge, somewhere to go for the long weekend?

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Rooiberge, somewhere to go for the long weekend?

Postby Fiona » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:37 am

Several Cape climbing friends have asked for recommendations for where to go this weekend and none of them have heard of Rooiberg. So, at their suggestion, I am posting details. The crag, which has both superb, long sport routes, and loads of trad, is just south of Truitjieskraal (so is a also a good alternative to Krom if you're climbing there). Because it's closer to the Karoo it's drier than the other Cederberg crags so given that rain is forecast it might be a good one! There's plenty of camping, and cottages, and the owners, Steven & Louise are great. It's a particularly good crag for intermediate tradders - I climbed the awesome Swazi Kings (17) on my last visit and it is right up there with Wolfberg lines in that grade. Tel: 027 4822813, info@cederbergexperience.co.za, www.cederbergexperience.co.za. HOTSPOT facility on the farm.
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Re: Rooiberge, somewhere to go for the long weekend?

Postby Justin » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:44 am

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Re: Rooiberge, somewhere to go for the long weekend?

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:16 pm

Second that, the trad is great and the sport is better. Climb the Knights that say "Ni" (18) and the first pitch of Pyramid Scheme. Book of Fun is great too. Several easy to harder sport routes that are really good are clustered together in the middle of the crag are worth doing too.

Check with the owners for details of any new routes. They have hardware if you find a line you like.

We couldn't find any abseil anchors at the top of the crag (or any description of a walk off) so improvised a thread below the really tall cairn. If anyone feels like dragging a drill up to the top and putting one in, that would be great! :thumleft:
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Re: Rooiberge, somewhere to go for the long weekend?

Postby Andy Davies » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:12 pm

Hi all - if anyone is going up there this weekend please give me a shout at 5505359 (w).

Nic I thought the farmer didn't have any more bolts for new routes up there?
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Re: Rooiberge, somewhere to go for the long weekend?

Postby mountainmailorder » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:28 am

Tony's Southern Cederberg book covers Rooiberg well.
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Re: Rooiberge, somewhere to go for the long weekend?

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:10 pm

Andy Davies wrote:Nic I thought the farmer didn't have any more bolts for new routes up there?


He still had some when I was there in December.
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Re: Rooiberge, somewhere to go for the long weekend?

Postby Bickell » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:04 pm

The owners keep a pretty up to date topo there (probably the most up to date), which they are very happy to share. The owners seemed very supportive of climbing on their crag, so :thumleft: to them!

It's a good idea to take a helmet along for your belayer, there was a fair amount of rock coming off the wall - but the routes make up for it.

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Re: Rooiberge, somewhere to go for the long weekend?

Postby Scott » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:13 am

You can abseil the 4 pitch sport line on the far left "40 ounces to freedom" with a single 60m rope.
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