Montagu Rock. A guide to Sport and Trad climbing in and around Montagu

Montagu Rock. A guide to Sport and Trad climbing in and around Montagu, a town of immeasurable beauty and character.
Lourens, Tony
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Title: Montagu Rock
Subtitle: A guide to Sport and Trad climbing in and around Montagu
Author: Tony Lourens
Publisher: Blue Mountain Design & Publishing
Cape Town, South Africa 2022
ISBN 9780620995696 / ISBN 978-0-620-99569-6
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 328 pages, throughout colour photos

About: Montagu Rock. A guide to Sport and Trad climbing in and around Montagu

Montagu is a town of immeasurable beauty and character, situated about 180 km from Cape Town, on the border of the Breede River Valley and the Klein Karoo, surrounded by impressive mountains. Amongst climbers, the town and surrounding areas is best known for its amazing rock climbing. Montagu is one of the meccas for rock climbing in South Africa, and climbers from all over the world find their way here when visiting South Africa on a climbing trip. There are 602 bolted routes and impressive walls of Cogman's Buttress.

From slabs to vertical walls to steep pump fests. There are 109 trad climbs, from single and double pitch routes to long committing routes on the huge Cogman's Buttress, not forgetting The Green Pillar, our new back country 10-pitch adventure high up Keurkloof. So much awaits you! The climbing is scattered across many different crags over quite a large area, and you will always find something to suit your ability and style, whether you are a novice, a weekend warrior, or a seasoned climber looking for hard quality routes to send.

Besides the plethora of sport climbing, you will also find a growing number of the bigger walls. And all the time climbing in pristine mountain wilderness, with stunning views unfolding in every direction. If you are looking for a place with great climbing, excellent country-town living, scrumptious food, outstanding wines, friendly people and beautiful vistas in every direction, then you simply have to put Montagu on your destination list. And do not plan a one or two day stay! You will be sorely disappointed. Plan for a week or longer. You will not regret it.

Content: Montagu Rock. A guide to Sport and Trad climbing in and around Montagu

Introduction and Information
Montagu - some historical facts
Climbing in Montagu - a historical overview
Using this guide
Star rating
Bolting information
Montagu Crag Maintenance
Trad climbing in Montagu
Grading on Ridge Scrambles
The rock and the climbing
Some interesting statistics
Safety at the crags
Conservation and crag ethics
How to get to Montagu
Climate and weather
Best times to visit
Places to eat
Shopping for supplies
Climbing and camping shops
Guiding services and advice
Banking and currency
Medical care and hospitals
Rest days
Emergencies and rescues
Number to call in an emergency
Map of Montagu and climbing crags
Map of climbing crags

Legoland, Bosch, Keur, Cogman's, Riverside
Legoland Sector
Bosch Kloof
The Fort

The Sanctuary
Keur Kloof
Cogman's Buttress area
Riverside Crags
Bad Kloof
Map of Bad Kloof

Bad Kloof - right side
Bad Kloof - left side
Donker Kloof
Map of Donker Kloof
Lost World
Guano Caves
The Farm on R62
Oorlogs Kloof
Simonskloof Mountain Retreat
Gecko Rock Nature Reserve