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Duiker Ridge

Overview:
Key Statistics
Grade:  3 ****
Height gain: 580mfrom 40m (Bos 400 route) to 620m (Karbonkelberg ruins)
Time:  4-5 hrs up, 2-3 down 

Route Description: From the Sandy Bay parking area at the top of Helgarde Estate, follow the 'Rocket Road' until above an old concrete bunker building. Near here a sandy path thickly overgrown with bush may be followed down to the coastline. Continue South above the wreck of the Crane ship. A short way beyond ascend the ridge through currently some Pine trees which could disappear eventually. The main difficulty of the route is a series of rock terraces on the right hand side of the ridge, which need careful balance as some moves are over a drop. Above this there are more short scramble sections until the top of the ridge flattens out. Meander over and through some deep clefts to open terrain. Here you can ascend the steep and strenuous slope up to Karbonkelnerg, descend to the saddle and up and over to Suther peak to pick up the descent path back to the Sandy Bay parking.


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