Top 6 Beginners Crags in Montagu
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
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:
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
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
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
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:
Free Radical 18
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