Location: A 'B' scramble ledge that starts off the Smut's Track and cuts across Ascension Buttress at a high level
Overview: Hikers with Acrophobia or Vertigo should avoid this route.
Carrel's Ledge viewed from the top of Ascension Ravine. The easiest way to find this feature (allegedly named after Carrel, the Alpine Guide) is off the Smut's Track a short distance before Maclear's Beacon. As you reach the last scramble uphill, take a vague path through the fynbos leading off to the right.
The traverse across this ledge has an awkward move around a rock rib, where one is pushed out over a scary drop. Sections of the Ledge are often muddy, requiring careful foot placement, and some lumbago crouching is needed at other parts. At the far end the ledge broadens and a vague path may be found leading around to the vlakte below Maclear's Beacon.