Langberg

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Sport Climbing near Vrede. ±30 routes, grades up to 7c+. Short routes on soft Sandstone.

Best Season

All year round

Gear

Sport Rack & 50m rope

The climbing

The crags are situated on a farm and are all bolted, mostly short lines. There are just over 30 routes graded 12 to 29 or so. The soft sandstone rock tends to be quite soft and chunks can often break off. It is wise to use a helmet for belaying, especially on newer routes or when opening routes.

Getting there

The crags are situated on the farm Langberg about 10km out of Vrede. From the N3 you can get onto the R103 either from Villiers or just out of Warden. After Vrede on the R34 follow the signs to Memel. About 9-10km further on this road you should see a colourful farm stall, just after this take the first farm road to the left marked "WGP Wessels - Koefontein". Drive down the road and keep left when it forks. Drive to the farm house.

Food and accommodation

There is a well stocked house with cutlery, plates, cooking equipment, fridge etc. for about R40 per person, per night. The house sleeps about 10. Booking is esssential, please call Jacana Trails on (012) 346-3550. There is a Spar supermarket in the town of Vrede. The area also offers some hiking trails and mountain biking.

References

Route numbers are marked on the rock. The route order is not always left to right as is the norm, use the route numbers. Topos are available from the farm house.