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Rocklands (The Pass)

Interesting bouldering area for problems up to 5c, from 6a to 6c, 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 : 1000 m
Approach between 30 and 45 min easy up hill.    Kids friendly ? area around the boulders reasonable for young kids.

Informations :

More than 300 problems, from 3a to 8c , spread over many areas   Bolting : big run out climbing
Max Height : 9 m.
Rock : quartzite, sandstone.    Characteristic(s) : overhang Surplomb, steep wall Dévers, vertical Vertical.    Type(s) of holds : crimps, slopers.
Landing quality : uneven or steep ground (1 crash pad and 1 spotter needed).
Legendary problem(s) :
Amandla 8b+ (F.A. Fred Nicole 2001)
  • Nutsa 8a/8a+ sent by Lisa Rands on 14 MOIS_07 2008. Others outstandings sends : Anna Stöhr (2009), Therese Johansen (2011), Mina Leslie-Wujastyk (2011), Melissa Le Nevé (2011), Katharina Saurwein (2011), Karoline Sinnhuber (2016), Marine Thévenet (2018).
  • Dreadnoughtus [Saddle area] 8a+ sent by Isabelle Faus on 7 MOIS_09 2014.
  • Law and Order (Danger Zone) 8a+ sent by Marine Thévenet on 17 MOIS_07 2018.
  • Steak House [Roadside] 8a+ sent by Isabelle Faus on 12 MOIS_08 2018.
  • The Power of One 8b sent by Anna Stöhr on 31 MOIS_07 2013.
  • Betta Move 8b sent by Ashima Shiraishi on 10 MOIS_07 2014.
  • Golden Shadow 8b+ 2nd 8b+'s female boulder by Ashima Shiraishi on 11 MOIS_07 2014. Others outstandings sends : Oriane Bertone (2018).
  • Amandla 8b+ sent by Isabelle Faus on 25 MOIS_08 2015.
  • Black Eagle SD 8c first ascent by Fred Nicole on 18 MOIS_08 2002. Firsts repeats : Tarek Overmars (2009), Daniel Woods (2018), Giuliano Cameroni (2018).
  • Monkey wedding 8c 4th 8c's boulder by Fred Nicole on 2002. Firsts repeats : Paul Robinson (2010), Adam Ondra (2011), Daniel Woods (2012), Nacho Sánchez (2015), Shawn Raboutou (2016), Charles Albert (2017), Toby Saxton (2017), Toshi Takeuchi (2018)
  • 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:
    http://www.quicket.co.za/events/4582-rocklands-bouldering-permit/
    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.
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      Rock climbing area GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   32° 9' 49" S Longitude :   19° 2' 11" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
      Parking lot GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   32° 8' 58" S Longitude :   19° 1' 45" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
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  • Area added by CA
    Paper Guide Books :


    Rocklands bouldering 2x

    Internet Guide Books :

    www.climb.co.za