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

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