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Rocklands (Tea Garden)

Interesting bouldering area for problems from 7a to 7c and starting from 8a (Fontainebleau grades).
Best time(s) :
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • Sept.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
Aspect(s) : All     Altitude : 550 m
Approach 10 min up hill.    Kids friendly ? area around the boulders reasonable for young kids.

Informations :

Between 10 and 25 problems, from 5c to 8a , spread over 4 areas   Bolting : sport climbing
Max Height : 8 m.
Rock : quartzite, sandstone.    Characteristic(s) : steep wall Dévers, vertical Vertical.    Type(s) of holds : crimps, slopers.
Landing quality : flat ground (1 crash pad needed) or uneven or steep ground (1 crash pad and 1 spotter needed).
Legendary problem(s) :
  • Black shadow 8a+ sent by Therese Johansen on 9 june 2011. Others outstandings sends : Melissa Le Nevé (2011), Katharina Saurwein (2011), Kyra Condie (2018), Karoline Sinnhuber (2019)
  • The global permit for climbing in Rocklands DO NOT INCLUDE this area!
    To climb here you must buy a proper permit at the house of the owners just 100 m beside: Klein Kliphuis. It is 40 Rands for the day (august 2017).
    And the access is free for climbers who sleep at Klein Kliphuis.
    And as everywhere in Rocklands (and anywhere else ...):
    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' 34" S Longitude :   18° 56' 47" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
      Parking lot GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   32° 8' 35" S Longitude :   18° 56' 55" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
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    Area added by CA
    Paper Guide Books :

    Rocklands bouldering 2x