Mad Karoo

1 Stars
 HVS 5a

Adjacent Routes
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20m. Good climbing but not overly endowed with protection. Climb on the ledge via the groove and then access the flake on the wall behind awkwardly (very hard for the short - at least 5b). Mantel on this then climb straight up the break and good runner. Continue leftwards up the pleasant face to the final moves of Concave Wall.
FA. Dave Knowles 1969


Another nice climb, can't remember much but it's on this face so it must be good!
Fiend - 14/Apr/03

Good runner in the main break? I couldn't find one and had to make do with two shoddy friends! A bold route.
r0b - 10/May/03

Me too! a poor cam on each side of you at the break. A better cam about 1M higher though. a sideways wire behind the mantle flake so its no a complete sandbag! BMC only have it as VS! Strange that the other finish (time) is E1 and as there is no further gear on either route from the break and a fall would be the same outcome for both routes?
Nice climbing though, 1 5a move, but solid HVS.
blanchie14c - 22/Apr/05

Likewise about gear in the break - nothing you'd want to fall on, but a pretty bomber friend just a little higher. I'd say all 4c apart from one move lower down onto the mantel: about 5a. HVS is about right. Nice airy route.
Steve Parker - 17/May/05

definitely bomber gear in the break, just to the right, and a good cam in a pocket above the break on the left.
JR - 15/Aug/05

HVS4c excepting mantel move at the bottom, which is indeed 5b+ depending on height! Gear in break is ok, but there is a bomber Friend 1 in a pocket above the break making the only really bold bit that mantel at the bottom.
match - 20/Feb/06

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