Lakeside Pinnacle

Climbs 15 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 186m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
Season: All year round.

Gear: Sport Rack. If you want to climb 'Crack of Dawn' you'll need a trad rack. 50m rope

The climbing: This is a great crag for beginners, with a few challenging routes for others. Crack of Dawn is a splendid crack climb for practicing trad climbing (dont anybody ever bolt it please!!)

This crag is best visited in the early morning / late afternoon as it gets direct sun during the midday and can get extremely warm. The crag generally dries out quickly after rain (one or two full days).

UKC only uses the Aussie grading system. Altough simliar to the SA system it is slighly different. eg: a 24(6c+/7a) in SA is 23 in Aus/NZ. I have used the accurate french grades that were taken from Guy Holwill's 'Western Cape Crags' and put the SA grade in the route info section.

Access notes
A walk up to the top of the crag allows you clip the ring bolts to setup topropes for climbs without any lead bolts (be carefull clipping the top anchors, we recommed a safety line when doing this).

Getting there: Located above Boyes Drive. Take the M3 from Cape Town. Get onto Boyes Drive. Park on the side of the road (Boyes Drive). A short uphill walk gets you to the crag.

The crag can be identified by the pinnacle that stands away from the rock.

Guidebooks
Western Cape Rock (2005)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 PINNACLE AREA 
2Moaning Minnie5c
3Crack of DawnF5+ **
4Undercling Route6a+ ***
5Pinnacle Route5a
6Who Knows?6a **
7Dogmatix5a
8Magic Potion6b **
 THE ASTERIX WALL 
10Asterix4c *
11Obelix5a *
12Getafix5c *
 DISNEY WALL 
14Puddy Twat6a+ ***
15Spotty Dog5c **
16Donald's Crack5a **
17Mickey Moose5c **
18Goofy's Gaf6a **
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