Climbs 180
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 735m a.s.l
Faces NW

Crag features

There are about 145 trad routes and 35 sport routes at Hellfire. Most trad routes are one or two piches and 40-50m in height, although there also some four pitch test pieces. Sport routes vary in height from 15-45m. The rock is generally excellent quality hard sandstone. Some trad routes have the odd loose block so be aware of what you are pulling on and wear a helmet. All grades are present from short grade 8 beginner climbs to a grade 30+ open sport project of 40m in length. Although any grade of climber will be happy climbing here the real meat of the crag is in the intermediate grades 18-23.

Good topo here:

http://www.climbing.co.za/wiki/Hellfire

Approach notes

From Cape Town, get onto the N1 towards Paarl, drive past Paarl and you will get within a kilometre of the mountains. You have the choice of taking the tunnel (toll is R18) or driving over the pass which is very scenic. Once on the other side of the mountain, drive 2,2km past the Du Toits Kloof Hotel (you will see the band of red rock on the opposite side of the road), and make a U-turn immeditely after the Klipriver bridge. This is done from the fast lane so check the road is clear behind you before slowing down, slow right down as you will turn onto gravel. Drive 400m back westward and park well off the road immediately after a large sign and roadside barrier. Walk back about 50m to the path that takes you up a ridge to the crag. 

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Embers Wall 
 Heatwave Wall 
3Heatwave
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18 ** 
4Scorcher
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22 * 
5Rainshadow
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19 ** 
6D'Ascent to Hell
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8 * 
7Styx & Stones
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15 ** 
8Tobasco
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15 ** 
9Devilish Slippery
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15 * 
10All Cracked Up
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13 ** 
11Lil'Devil
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13 ** 
12Helter Swelter
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16 ** 
13Sweet Talker
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18 ** 
14Hot Stuff
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13 ** 
15Chili Bites
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13 ** 
16Easy as Hell
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13 ** 
17Sleep Walker
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20 ** 
18Black Pepper
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10 ** 
 The Fortress of Fear 
20Total Eclipse
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20 ** 
21Cerberus
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21 ** 
22Baptism of Fire23 ** 
23Phoenix
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23 ** 
24Alien Invasion
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22 * 
25Ground Zero
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21 * 
26Fear Factor17 * 
27Holy Grail
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23 ** 
28Trade Route
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12 * 
 Hellfire Buttress 
 Combustion Chamber 
31Spontaneous Combustion
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21 ** 
32Brite Spark
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18 ** 
33Monoxide Man
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20 *** 
34Overdrive
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21 ** 
 Hellfire Crag 
36Some Like it Hot
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18 *** 
37Wounded Warrior
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13 * 
38Sacred Soul
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25 *** 
39Burning Ambition
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19 *** 
40Fallen Angel
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22 *** 
41Forked Tongue19 *** 
42Forked Tongue Variation24 *** 
43Fire and Ice
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22 ** 
44Too Hot To Handle
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24 ** 
45Fynn
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24 *** 
46Too Cold To Hold
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25 ** 
 Burnout Wall 
48Warm up
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15 *** 
49Meltdown
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23 *** 
50Burnout
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21 *** 
 Hellfire Prow 
52Crossfire
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22 ** 
53Fireballs23 *** 
54Hellfire
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24 *** 
55Wildfire22 *** 
56Sapphire20 ** 
57Side burn19 *** 
58Skewburn
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18 ** 
59Flintstone
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17 ***1
 Wall of Flames 
61Heat of the Moment17 * 
62Penguins in Hell
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21 ** 
63Flamethrower
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24 *** 
64Inferno
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23 *** 
65Scorched Earth
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23 ***1
66Wastelands
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22 *** 
67Bonfire Arete
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19 ***1
 Magma Wall 
69Firefly
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14 * 
70Magma
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19 ** 
71Flowin
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21 ** 
72Lava
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22 ** 
73Glowin
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20 * 
 The Pit area 
 Pit of Despair 
76Heathens' Hangout
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24 ** 
77Down in the Doldrums
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22 ** 
78The Beast
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25 *** 
79Trial and Tribulation
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20 ***1
80Judge Dread
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22 *** 
81Wild Justice
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25 *** 
82Venom
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25 *** 
83Judgement Time22 *** 
84Wicked and Wild
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25 *** 
 Devils Tooth Boulder 
86Fang19 * 
87Hellsteeth22 ** 
88Gnasher
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23 ** 
 Pillar of Pain 
90Pie in the Sky
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22 ** 
91Cardinal Sin20 ** 
92Gateless Gate
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21 ** 
93Jake
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23 ** 
94Blade
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21 ** 
95Blade Direct
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23 *** 
96Hell Hath No Fury
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22 ** 
97Painkiller
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19 *** 
98Rapid Relief
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11 ** 
99Anaesthesia
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22 ** 
100Moses' Tablet
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15 * 
101Lost in the Wilderness
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15 * 
 Wicked Wall 
103Fear no Evil
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17 ** 
 The Smokescreen area 
 Smokescreen Wall 
106Take me to God
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26 ***1
107Hot Box
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20 ** 
108Heat Pulse
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22 ** 
109Hot Flush
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22 ** 
110Red Hot Smoker
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18 ** 
111Still Smokin'
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20 ** 
112Crash Flash
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16 ** 
113Smoker Poker
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20 ** 
114Direct Hit
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21 *** 
115Joker Smoker
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17 *** 
116Up in Smoke
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21 *** 
117Sizzling Salamanders22 *** 
118Smokescreen
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17 ** 
119Smoke Ring19 ** 
 Smokescreen Gully 
121Deadline18 ** 
122In the Nick of Time
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15 ** 
123Demolition
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14 *** 
124Detonator
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13 ** 
125Short Fuse
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12 ** 
126Jawz
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10 * 
127Light Up14 ** 
128Flame23 *** 
129Donner und Blitz
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18 *** 
130Zippo
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12 *** 
131Wisp12 ** 
132Casper23 *** 
 The Western Crags 
 Brimstone Block 
135Fire Escape
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17 ** 
136Brimstone Backfire
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19 ** 
137Heatstroke
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20 ** 
138Blazing Brimstone
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21 ** 
139Fireworks14 ** 
140Firecracker
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15 * 
141Firestraights
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15 * 
142Fusion
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19 *** 
 Melting Pot 
144Bubbly
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18 ** 
145Brew
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18 *** 
146Bewitched
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16 ** 
 Gates of Hell 
148Soddom
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12 * 
149Gomorrah
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13 * 
150Sin City
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18 *** 
151Fall from Grace
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15 * 
152Uprising
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10 * 
153Grey Slab14 * 
154Fizzle22 *** 
155Escape from Purgatory
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18 ** 
156Red Arete
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13 ** 
157A Step from Hell
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14 ** 
158Temptation
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19 *** 
 Embers Wall 
160Flint
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22 *** 
161Aurora
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19 *** 
162Afterglow
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16 *** 
163Chilling Out
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12 *** 
164Fully Cool
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14 ** 
165Catch a Fire
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16 ** 
166Heatseeker
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17 ** 
167Smoke Break14 * 
168Summer Glow
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16 ** 
169Cooker
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18 ** 
170Sundowners
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14 ** 
171Stoker
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12 *** 
172Simmer
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18 ** 
173Fanning the Flames
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20 ** 
174Cinders
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21 ** 
175Ablaze
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21 **** 
176Embers
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16 ** 
177Firewalker
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22 ** 
178Sixty, Sick and Sad
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21 *** 
179The Ashes
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19 *** 
 Vallhella Sector 
 CrownCrag 
182Corontion
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17 ** 
183Sceptre
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16 * 
184Cruel Ruler
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17 * 
185Holey Smoke
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22 *** 
186Jewel
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18 ** 
187Gemstone
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14 *** 
188Ruby
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13 * 
 Vampire Crag 
190Once Bitten
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17 * 
191Night Stalker
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14 ** 
192Drac's Back
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13 ** 
193Bat outta Hell
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14 ** 
 Hades Wall 
195Orpheus
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9 * 
196Pluto
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9 ** 
197Hades
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10 *** 
198Tartarus
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11 *** 
199Harpies
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10 ** 
200Underworld
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14 * 
201Afterlife
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8 * 
202Free Spirit
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12 * 
203For the Hell of It
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16 ** 
 Valhella Crag 
205Odin
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9 ** 
206Thor
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12 *** 
207Valhella
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17 *** 
208Valkyrie
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15 ** 

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