Written by the prolific route-opener himself, Charles Edelstein, this is the first comprehensive guidebook to the Yellowwod Amphitheatre and adjoining Chess Pieces, in the Du Toits Kloof.
Yellowwood has become the modern alpine-rock playground boasting easy access, fantastic rock and long routes with good decents.
Yellowwood Amphitheatre, the surrounding walls, and the Chess Pieces, constitute some of the best trad climbing in South Africa. It is a venue that demands the greatest respect, due to the fact that it is situated in the big and beautiful mountains in Du Toit’s Kloof, and has a very wild feel, but at the same time there are many routes for climbers looking for good adventure climbing of a moderate grade.
Either way Yellowwood is a place not to be missed. There are many routes of excellent quality on hard quartzitic sandstone, from moderate to bold and hard.