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Nursery Buttress

Leader: Brian Lambourne 25 Nov 2021 Nursery Buttress

The route which goes up the face of Nursery Buttress and involves a number of B grade scrambles was first climbed by H. L. Harris on 30 December 1891.
130 years later 16 members of the Mountain Club met in Kirstenbosch Gardens at 8am and repeated the route.A rope was used on the 10 meter plus pitch.The final pitch was quite loose and it was subsequently discovered that there is a better alternative a few meters to the right.After a crouching shuffle lunch was had in the cave at the top.The party then split into two with some descending by Nursery Ravine and the others by Skeleton.Everyone was back at the cars by 13.30.

Photographs by Stefan Braun

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