Mangaun Pass

10 Apr 2019 20:08 #74897 by intrepid
Mangaun Pass was created by intrepid
This is the official thread for Mangaun Pass at Vergelegen.

This pass does not follow an obvious route such as a ridge or a gully. It requires finding a weakness in the rock bands below the escarpment cliffs and the terrain can be a bit steep along this section. The summit area of the pass is broad and indistinct. There was no trail or cairns at the time that I did it. You have to be alert while navigating this pass to find the route. I recall speaking to someone else that had done the pass and they had not had an easy time with it.

The approximate route is shown in the pic below. It has been some time since I have done the pass so please rely on the downloadable GPS tracks for a more accurate indication of the route.

Summit area of the pass:

View from the riverbed near the bottom of the pass. The pass is approached along the river bed but the route we did does not follow the gully shown in this shot:

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