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Erica Buttress

Location: Starts from the Newlands Forest station. 

Overview: A Route pioneered by Jeff Goy that ascends the lower sections of Erica Buttress to the Ledges-Ascension traverse.Then the way is along that traverse and across to Newlands ravine which is used for the descent. A fuller route description of the ascent is being prepared in collaboration with Jeff Goy and will be added when ready. For the description of the Traverse refer to the Ascension Traverse page on this website. That will get you to the Knife Edge and from there you descend to the top of Newlands Ravine.

Key Statistics
Grade:  3 *
Height gain:  750mfrom 90m to 840m
Time:  4 hrs up, 2 down depending on route

Route Description: