On the Rock Pass thing, I suspect early hikers and climbers tried to use the stream beds, and were thwarted by waterfalls in narrow cliff bands, which they climbed up with gear rather than just looking for a way through on the grass slopes without obstacles.
On a different side note - I wonder if the term "technical grass" might be necessary to describe some of the routes in the Berg. For someone not used to it, even a slope like the one between Stealth Cave and the top of Bollard Pass might be very difficult, and some slopes become practically impassable when burned.
Nonetheless, nothing technical about Judge Pass.
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Hello! Can you possibly send me this GPS track? I plan to do Judges from Giants Castle. Much appreciated!
supertramp wrote: Have done that section twice during the last year or so. Fully agree with Ghaz's comments - quite easy to follow. The contour path at that section does climb a bit more than usual as it goes up to about 2400m.
Let me know if you would like the GPS track.