Quantcast
It is currently Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:51 pm

All times are UTC + 2 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Swazi climbing
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:39 am
Posts: 58
Location: Pretoria
Hi,

Does anyone have any beta on climbing in swaziland? Since the google earth people were nice enough to provide us with high res images of large parts of swaziland, I tried to spot some possible climbing opportunities.

From the satellite images the bouldering possibilites look simply amazing, and it's not that far from gauteng. Ja rocklands also isn't far with kulula i know :P

So any info? Anyone been there? Seems to be a lot of granite there, somebody must have checked it out already? Is there roped climbing? Safety? Are the locals friendly? Is the local beer any good?

- twiga


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:21 pm
Posts: 354
Hey Twigga,
I havent climbed in Swazi but I've been pretty close. Theres a granite dome east of badplaas called Pramkoppies which we climbed in a day trip from Boven once. There was a route guide for it (dunno from where) but it really wasnt great. The cracks were chossy and the slabs were too on-angle to be worthwhile. I'm sure there must be loads of domes in the area though, and some of them are bound to have climbing. Granite in SA never seems to live up to expectations tho...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:40 pm
Posts: 73
I heard about this granite monolith in Swaziland, it's supposedly the second largest in the world. I think it is called Sibebe. I will be doing a recon down there sometime this year. Apparently the bouldering is superb, not sure of the climbing.

I think Sibebe is a place of belief for the locals, so I will chat to the people concerned. Will keep you updated


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:49 pm
Posts: 293
Ive seen pics of Swazi highlands with granite boulders and small outcrops all over the show. Who knows looked interesting. Let us know if you find anything cool!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Swazi climbing
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 3:37 pm
Posts: 2
Been there a few times. Boulders all round and some respectable rock faces here and there. Contact Darron Raw from Swazi Trails (dont have his details on me, just do a search...). He also does walks up sibebe hill, river rafting, etc.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 2 hours


Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group