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Buffelshoekpiek Weekend, Ceres (3A)
10 October – 11 October UTC+0
Buffelshoek Peak ( 2059m )
“This is highest peak on UCTMSC’s Zuurberg property, and a peak well worth bagging. It is also one of the seven peaks that reach over 2000m in the Hex River range, and is a demanding, if not technically difficult, ascent. It can be seen from Ceres, to the north, as a giant whale-back on the skyline. It is often visited by the more adventurous student parties, while many others simply admire it from the comfort of Hoare hut, on Waaihoek Peak. The peak forms the easternmost corner of the Zuurberg property, and is thus the most remote of the peaks on the property.” – Andrew Hagen
We will be hiking from the Ceres ( Northern side ) of the Hex mountains along a previously established gpx route. Lifts will be organized closer to the weekend once numbers have been established.
Saturday 10 Oct:
06h00 Arrive UCT Ben Etive Parking. (688m)
06h30 Start hiking towards Milner Vlakte Cave.
11h00 Arrive Rockpools for lunch and swim ( 1200m)
12h00 Leave for cave
14h00 Arrive Cave, setup camp and relax. ( 1488m )
Sunday 11 Oct:
06h00 early start, heading to Shale Peaks ( 1952m)
10h00 Shale Peaks summit and tea 😉
13h00 Buffelshoek Peak summit and lunch. ( 2059m )
13h30 Descend alternative route all the way to parking.
18h00 Arrive parking. ( 688m )
Points to Ponder:
- You have to be reasonable fit and comfortable carrying a pack.
- Go extremely light as possible.
- There will be water at Rockpools and at the cave. ( to be confirmed )
- We can sleep in the cave, so no tent required ( to be confirmed )
- Recommended that everyone must have a nav app on there phone and will be sent the route gpx.
- Suggested kit list will be supplied.
- There is no path, all off-trail.
- Progress subject to route finding.
- Its the Hex, expect all weather conditions.
Leader: Frans Slabber (firstname.lastname@example.org / 082 852 4392)
The club uses a grading system (given in brackets after the hike name) to make it easier for club members to communicate the difficultly of an outing. You can check out our Meets Grading page for details on how to use the grading system, or alternatively you can contact the meet leader directly if you are unsure of the difficulty of a meet.