Top 6 Beginners Crags in Montagu

Legoland

Legoland is most certainly Montagu’s most popular beginner and family friendly crag.  The walk-in only takes one minute from the parking area.  There are over 20 routes at this crag of varying grades from 12 to 24, so there is something to climb for everyone.

Legoland classic routes include:
Mild Thing 15
Easy Does It 16
Life and Times of Mike Hunt 15
Chocolate Speedway 18
Persitence of Time 19
Eddy of Bovidence 24

Click here for the full Legoland topo

The Steeple

A flat, fifteen minute walk takes you to this excellent crag. There is a huge grassy base which is great for taking children (even babies) and a nice picnic. There are 14 routes at the Steeple ranging from grade 7 to 21. The back side if the Steeple host one of Montagu harder test-pieces “The Shouting Stage” 29 and a four star 23 “The Church of Frederico”.  This crag comes into the shade in the afternoon.

Steeple classic routes include:
Quasimodo 19
The Gospel Express 17
The Unforgiven 19

Bold & Beautiful

An excellent beginner crag easier routes due to the angle of the rock.  The Bold and the Beautiful Crag is a great place to introduce beginners to rock climbing.  Don’t let the 10 minute uphill walk put you off, once you’ve arrived you will be rewarded with excellent climbing  and beautiful views.  Almost every one of the routes at this crag are a ‘must do’.

There are 13 routes at the Bold and the Beautiful ranging from grade 14 to 23 and there is one double pitch route.

Bold and Beautiful classic routes include:
Dirty Little Secret 14
Reed and Pipe Instruments 18
You go first 15
Snot and Trana 18

Click here for the full Bold and Beautiful crag topo

Playground

The Playground is found in Bad Kloof,  and although not a very tall crag, it has some excellent beginner routes.

The Playground classic routes include:
Jungle Gym Junkie 18
Jungle Jim 19
See Saw 6
Fun in the Sun 22

Ramset

A quick 15 minute walk in brings you to the Ramset crag (named after a drill manufacturer).  This is another great crag for beginners and others wanting to push their grades into the 20’s.  The angle of this crag allows you to keep your weight off your arms.
Ramset classic routes include:
Beating around the Bush 16
Pink Bubbles go Ape 22
Hannah’s Wine Tour 20
Master of the Rings 21

Forest

A little further up the kloof will you find Forest Crag, which true to the name has a small forest of trees below it providing welcome shade to belayers in the summer months.

Forest classic routes include:
Redwood 18
Free Radical 18
Rapunzel 19

Crag Early Morning Late Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon
Legoland Shade Sun Sun Sun
The Steeple Sun Sun Shade Shade
Bold & Beautiful Shade Shade Shade Shade, Sun in Winter
Playground Shade Sun Sun Shade
Ramset * Shade Shade Sun Sun
Forest * Shade Shade Sun Sun
* Permits Required.  Click here to get a permit to climb here.
Recent Posts

Leave a Comment

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt
0

Start typing and press Enter to search