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MITRE

A cache by Adventure King Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/29/2007
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Adventure King

This cache is only for the brave who seek adventure and have a good level off experience in the Drakenberg. It over looks the valleys off Cathedral Peak area from an altitude off 3023m.

The peak were first climbed in July 1938 by Brian Godbold, Frank Leland Bybee and party. There are three different routes to choose from. The North West route is the oldest and an E grade climb used for placing the cache. The route starts on the west side of the huge north ridge of the Mitre. The trick is to find the right gully! When approaching the Mitre along the Bell_Twins path from the Bell side, the gully is identifiable as the first gully that leads all the way to the summit and the last that appears useable. Looking up the gully will reveal some 'balancing rocks' on the skyline. Follow this gully all the way up to where it seems to end in a rock wall with two large cracks. The one on the left is a difficult chimney that goes nowhere. The one on the right leads up to a tiny knife-edge nek with a good peg. The Ntonjelane Needle is visible just beyond this nek. From the nek, facing the Mitre, climb left and up across very exposed rock (5m E) to reach a grass ledge. Climb easily through a rock band and then scramble up to the summit cones. Bypass the first and smaller cone on the south to reach the larger cone. This provides a tricky boulder problem that is easiest on the south side. On the way back abseiling straight down to the nek avoids having to down-climb some tricky rock bands and also avoids having to reverse the exposed traverse

Good Luck and Enjoy your Hunt!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg vf abg vafvqr ...

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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