Amathole is an area with stunning scenic beauty and rich in history. Located in the Eastern Cape, it has diverse landscapes ranging from mountains and rivers to beaches, forests and estuaries. Hidden gems include the majestic rainforest, which is protected to date. Indigenous forest and breathtaking waterfalls are a must see in this region.
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Rock Climbing in Colchuck Balanced Rock: Leche La Vaca Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA
Colchuck Balanced Rock is located above the Colchuck Lake at the Eastern end of the Stuart Range. In order to approach Leche La Vaca Route, follow the Aasgard Pass until you get at 400 ft/120 m above the lake and hike through the dense bushes towards the gully.
The top elevation of the rock is at 8200 ft/2499 m, suitable for climbing from June to September. The skill level required for this climb is grade III, class 5,10, perfect for traditional rock climbing. The granite rock offers a nice and difficult crack climb, on a steep wall with four pitches. It is a great and fun alpine rock climb, but it is loose in some sections.
Once you reach the top, you can admire the amazing views of the Alpine Lakes and the surrounding summits. To descent, use the trees as anchors and rappel the route. Colchuck Balanced Rock is an amazing and rewarding experience for rock climbers. You will need a double rack, some small widgets and a 60 m/196 ft rope with you.
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