Cogman’s Butress

How to get there

From the bridge 600 metres past the R62 Farm Stall, take the road doubling back on the other side of the bridge and park in the road outside the Aasvoël Kranz Guest House. The trail starts immediately opposite.


The Gates of Moria **** 23/6c+ [B,C]


FA: Tony Lourens, Dave Webster 2019

A great partner for Castles in the Sky. The first pitch should keep you on your toes, especially after the crux.

P1. 30m 23/6c+ [15B,C] P2. 25m 19/6a+ [11B,C]



Tre Fratelli **** 21/6b+ [B,C]


FA: Tony Lourens, Garvin Jacobs, Alessandro Gelmetti, Willie Koen 2018 – 2019

Another stellar addition to the big Cogmans Buttress, with very varied climbing.

P1. 30m 18/6a [11B,C] P2. 30m 19/6a+ [11B,C] P3. 18m 21/6b+ [7B,C]