Full report with topo on the Alpinist website
The Blouberg area is in the North of South Africa, and features routes of up to 350m in length. The faces are characterised by positive horizontal breaks, with often desperate climbing on the blank sections in between. The local ethic is to place traditional gear where possible, resorting to drilled protection on blank sections. Charles Edelstein has been a regular Blouberg devotee for several years, taking the long trip North from Cape Town to explore the remote towers and walls. This encyclopaedic knowledge no-doubt played a significant part in the successful ascent of Dog of Thunder.