Multi-pitch Sport routes

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Multi-pitch Sport routes

Postby Rastaman » Fri May 13, 2005 9:23 am

Are there any multi-pitch sport routes besides the ones at Cogmans Butress and Paarl around? Heard that there is something at Milner Ampitheatre but can't find any RD.


Multi-Pitch Sport routes

Postby RockHopper » Fri May 13, 2005 1:13 pm

Hi Rastaman,

There are a few smaller 2 pitch routes around and they can easly be found in the Western Cape Rock book. A few examples

Forever friends (18), 2 pitch, The Vision Crag, Montagu.
Sunshine (15), 2 pitch, Sloth Crag, Montagu.

There are a few 2 pitch routes at Ramset, Montagu.

personally don't know of any bigger sport climbs except Cogmans and Paarl

Cogmans has some beautiful multi-pitchs :D

Good luck


Postby Stu » Sat May 14, 2005 8:32 am

Sad state of affairs if you ask me.


Postby Rastaman » Mon May 16, 2005 9:19 am

Thanks. Have done the (easier) ones at Cogmans.
Agreed, they were awesome.
Agreed that we need more multi-pitch routes. We have so much potential for amazing long routes. Sigh, maybe trad is the way to go. 8)
Just so used to clipping a nice solid (?) bolt, it is going to take a bit of mental effort to trust a bit of metal wedged in a crack. This is the problem with bolts, you trust them too much. If anyone starts climbing I would suggest they get stuck into trad as early as possible.

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Postby Justin » Mon May 16, 2005 1:45 pm

:idea: Get some trad gear, put it in, back it up (twice if necessary) and jump! This builds faith in trad gear.
You can even put gear in at a sport crag and have a bolt below as backup
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multi-pitch sport routes

Postby urukhai » Mon May 23, 2005 4:53 pm

Try the Rose Bowl, Cogman's Kloof: Heaven Can Wait 21, 24; Line of Duty 22, 21; and Rising Above Bedlam 21, 26.
Also potential for more - great crag.


Postby crosswind » Wed May 25, 2005 9:12 am

I was lucky enough to climb at Paarl and at Cogman's on a December road trip-TAwesome stuff. There must be loads of potential down there for multi-pitch sports routes but access will probably be an issue, as is always the case.

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Postby Derek Marshall » Wed May 25, 2005 12:53 pm

There are a few in the E Cape:

Hogsback has at least 4
Momentum has one 3 pitch 21
Pinacle one 2x29
Mary 3

Thats 9 that I can recall. Posibly time for the W Cape fellows to pick up their game. as there are far fewer climbers in the E Cape.


Routes beyond the Hex

Postby Bones » Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:08 am

There's a sport route on Monk's Cowl, opened by Pete Janshek and co.
Also on on Sentinal by Alard and the boys. Both in the Drakensberg.
Then there are also quite a few multipitch sport routes at Swinburne and Everest in the Freestate.

- if you ever make it beyond the Hex....

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Postby Rastaman » Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:07 am

Any Rd on the sport route on Monks Cowl?


Postby Hector » Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:15 pm

Check out Alard's site:, for a good route topo and pics of Not so Auto

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Postby twiga » Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:54 am

Harrismith has a number (4 i think) of multipitch sport routes for
your enjoyment, also, Wellingtons dome in Potgietersrus might
tickle your fancy.

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