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Klaasens Buttress Traverses

Rock buttress at the end of the ridge between the Back Table road and the Orange Kloof Ring road, overlooking the De Villiers Dam.

Overview: The bottom traverse is often done as an extra to Constantia Corner, and then starting at the Dassie ledge end. If wanting to do the Triple Traverse then the bottom traverse is started from the De Villiers Dam end.

Key Statistics
Grade:  4 ***
Height gain: Rollercoaster climb up and down
Time:  2 hrs up, 1h down

Route Description: Refer to captions on the slideshow. Good idea to go with someone who has done it before. A short piece of rope is useful to assist party members who are not happy pulling up awkward moves. Note that a more popular climb is to only do the bottom traverse that has the Dassie crawl. Start from a descent path off the Constantia Corner track that goes down a gully at the South side of the Buttress. At the end of the traverse exit is on the traverse shown in the slideshow for starting the triple Traverse route.