Montagu , A very small and old town which is situated in the Western Cape. Well known for some of the better sport climbing around Southern Africa we decided to make the drive and go do some “cape climbing”. I should mention it is also home to the most incredible piece of rock, the climb on said rock proudly known as Mazawattee (8c+/34). This is currently the hardest sport climbing route in South Africa. While that would be nice to see on my tick-list. I aimed a little lower and tried to get on as many different routes as possible for some variety.
Theres not many cool pictures of climbing.. I guess I was a little busy tearing the skin from my fingers. I planned to shoot some cool stuff, but it just never happened.. Ooops.
The few that are here will just have to do.
A walk through town.
And in came the bad weather, after 8 days of pure sunshine and awesomeness.
The deal breaker.
The morning we were meant to leave Montagu, 4:30am to be exact. I crawled out of bed and opened the door to check how much it was actually raining, only to find a full blown river raging a few metres from the campsite. I couldn’t believe it, in one night the very chilled out river had become one massive brown monster. It had washed over the only two bridges that connected us to the main road. We had no other option but to sit it out.
Whilst checking the level of the water I happened to run into a familiar face. Warren at this stage had ridden on a bicycle from Johannesburg to Durban and then left Durban to make his way to Cape Town where he lives. This was one of his stops along the way, some deserved rest after a reasonable amount of days in the saddle. He left Montagu the day after the floods, completing his journey.
Congrats Warren, Whats next on the list???
We managed to get the car across the bridge eventually 6 hours later than planned, had the most amazing pizza for lunch, then onward to Hogsback.
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