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OLD TRANSVAAL CLASSICS


Russ Dodding gathered a list of classic climbs from Paul Fatti, Kevin Smith and Stewart Middlemiss which he edited into this list of Old Transvaal Classics. Also, check out his list of Magaliesberg Classics.

FAVOURITE TRAD COUNTRY ROUTES IN THE OLD TRANSVAAL : A PERSONAL SELECTION BY RUSS DODDING
 
CRAG CLIMBS No.
Kransberg Wages of Fear (21). 1
Hanglip (North) Hanglip Frontal; Tarantula/Black Widow combination; Born Free. 3
Hanglip (South) Rosemary's Baby. 1
Blouberg Hey Jude (20); Eight Miles High; Last Moon. 3
Wilgepoort Cabernet/Muscadel Crack combination; The Key (direct first pitch; also completely free);  Witblitz. 3
The Hell To Hell with Skin. 1
Castle Gorge Donner en Bliksem. 1
Trident Apex; Swiss Army Knife. 2
Kranskloof Golden Goose; Fie; Fiona's Folly; Clime of the Century; The Cruise; The Swarm (Direct finish);  Pistol; Arch of Time. 8
Dome Fallen Angel; Devil's Advocate; Magic Dragon; Muffin Direct; Time Limit. 5
Eureka Dome Aftermath. 1
Hamerkop Quintessence; One Crack Mind; Amazing Grace Direct. 3
Fernkloof Dextrose; Lazarus. 2
Notes:
1 Routes are limited to those I have either done, or at least been on. (IE : I have climbed them all exept Eight Miles High, of which I have completed only 40%).
2 Paul Fatti also suggested that Black Eagle Crag, Swift Crag, Armageddon (all at Kransberg), Maleboch and 'The Moonlights'(at Blouberg), McFats LGP (at Wilgepoort), Sanctuary Face (at Umkomani) and South Wall (at Swadeni) should be included in the list.
3 Stewart Middlemiss also included McFats LGP in his selection.
Compiled 1998/12/23
 
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