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Rocklands (Kliphuis Campground)

Interesting rock climbing area for routes from 6a to 6c, from 7a to 7c and starting from 8a (french grades).
Best time(s) :
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • Sept.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
Aspect(s) : All     Altitude : 700 m
Approach between 10 and 20 min up hill.    Kids friendly ? foot of the crag reasonable for young kids.

Informations :

More than 100 routes, from 4a to 8b , spread over many crags   Bolting : sport climbing
Max Height : 8 m.
Rock : quartzite, sandstone.    Characteristic(s) : steep wall Dévers, vertical Vertical.    Type(s) of holds : crimps, slopers.
Legendary route(s) : 
  • A Tea with Elmarie 8a/8a+ sent by Suzan Dudink on 11 july 2009. Others outstandings sends : Therese Johansen (2011), Melissa Le Nevé (2012), Nina Williams (2014), Angela Eiter (2014), Isabelle Faus (2014), Karoline Sinnhuber (2016), Oriane Bertone (2017), Marine Thévenet (2017), Kintana Iltis (2018).
  • The Arch 8a+/8b sent by Isabelle Faus on 2 aug 2018. Others outstandings sends : Alizée Dufraisse (2018), Oriane Bertone (2019), Irina Kuzmenko (2021), Staša Gejo (2021)
  • All climbers visiting Rocklands must be in possession of the permit to climb on any land and must carry this permit with them at all times:
    2. Bury your faeces and carry out your toilet paper. If the ground is too hard to bury your faeces, please carry it out with you and dispose of it in the campsite bins. Poop bags are available for free at De Pakhys. (Animals such as baboons may eat human faeces and could contract diseases such as Tuberculosis and hepatitis, which could prove detrimental to the population)
    3. Do not litter.
    4. Stick to the allocated paths marked by cairns and as illustrated in the guidebook. Many sensitive plants in the area.
    5. No graffiti on rock surfaces.
    6. No pof is allowed in Rocklands because of the resin damages.
    7. Never climb or touch rock art painted walls (Watch out! some are just 1 centimeter larg).

    Locations :

    Area : South Africa, Western Cape, West Coast, Cape Town, Clanwilliam.
    Information  1. Zoom in to get all the rock climbing places 200 km around.
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      Rock climbing area GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   32° 8' 15" S Longitude :   19° 0' 8" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
      Parking lot GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   32° 8' 8" S Longitude :   18° 59' 56" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
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    Area added by CA
    Paper Guide Books :

    Rocklands bouldering 2x