iThiaan belaying on Cogman's Buttress, Montagu

This has been my biggest climb to-date: a 7 pitch route up Cogman’s Buttress in Montagu. An epic outing that pushed me to the limits of my fear of heights!

I did this 7 pitch climb up a bolted sports route with The French, iThiaan and Michael. We camped out at De Bos as usual, and got an early start on Saturday morning. It’s a short drive into Cogman’s Kloof, and an easy walk-in to the start of the climb.

We started out on “Magical Mystery Tour”, climbing 3 pitches, until we joined up to and climbed the last 4 pitches on “Another Day in Paradise”. The route is featured in “Western Cape Rock

The French decided to take me up the final 3 pitches, so we left iThiaan and Michael lounging in the sun on “The Veranda”.

It was an epic day out, and definitely pushed me to overcome my fear of heights.

The below clip is of Chloë abseiling off the last pitch.

Western Cape Rock

By David

Outdoor adventure enthusiast living on the Garden Route.

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