Climbs 20
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 1402m a.s.l
Faces W

Crag features

Yellowwood is a very special Trad climbing venue with a minimalistic bolting ethic. No placing of bolts for running belays that are not absolutely essential. No use of pitons, unless necessary. No use of power drills is accepted! Climbers are asked to respect the prevailing ethic which is intended to preserve the aesthetic appeal of Yellowwood as a world-class Trad climbing destination.

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Approach notes

Yellowwood Amphitheatre is in Du Toits Kloof on the Worcester side of the Huguenot Tunnel, approximately an hour's drive from Cape Town. The amphitheatre is on the south side of the road, (On the right-hand side if you are coming from Cape Town).

From Cape Town, drive along the N1, through the tunnel and into Du Toit’s Kloof, and continue past the Du Toit’s Kloof Resort/Hotel on the left. There are two spots you can park. About 3 or 4 km from the resort, you can squeeze a car behind the barrier on a long left bend, just before Yellowwood Ravine. Alternatively, about 1km on you can park at the first break in the barrier just below Yellowwood Ravine – this is a farm access road, so don’t park in front of the gate.

A path winds up the right-hand side of Yellowwood Ravine to reach the foot of the Amphitheatre. The path leaves the N1 several hundred metres down from the large pylon on the right hand side of the gully. The path passes beneath this pylon and is marked by cairns the whole way. The walk-in is steep and takes about 2 hours.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Tea Time 24 *  
2 Yellowwood Crack
3 Fun Time 20 ***  
4 Time Warp 20 *  
5 New Born
6 Blood is Sweeter than Honey 22 **  
7 Prime Time
Climb name Grade
15 Fantastic Time 23 ***  
16 The Second Coming 23 *  
17 Judgement Day 25  
18 Jabulani
19 Smalblaar Ridge 14 *** 1
20 Timerity *
22 ** 1
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