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Welcome to the '''ClimbZA Routes Wiki''', an online rock climbing guide that '''you can edit'''. Please help us build the guide by adding useful information and correcting mistakes.
 
 
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<imagemap>
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Image:Rsamap.png|border|right|alt=South Africa Provinces.|Map of South Africa. 
 
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rect 200 8 278 46 [[Limpopo Province]]
'''Climbing Area by Province'''
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rect 117 51 194 105 [[Northwest Province]]
* [[:Category:Western Cape|Western Cape]]
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rect 199 62 223 93 [[Gauteng]]
* [[:Category:Eastern Cape|Eastern Cape]]
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rect 227 54 285 98 [[Mpumalanga]]
* [[:Category:Free State|Free State]]
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rect 155 108 221 158 [[Free State]]
* [[:Category:KwaZulu Natal|KwaZulu Natal]]
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rect 232 104 292 173 [[KwaZulu Natal]]
* [[:Category:Limpopo Province|Limpopo Province]]
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rect 129 174 228 252 [[Eastern Cape]]
* [[:Category:Mpumalanga|Mpumalanga]]
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rect 17 186 123 249 [[Western Cape]]
* [[:Category:Gauteng|Gauteng]]
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</imagemap>
* [[:Category:Northwest Province|Northwest Province]]
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Welcome to the largest & most comprehensive online database of Southern African climbing information.
* [[:Category:Namibia|Namibia]]
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* [[:Category:Botswana|Botswana]]
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* [[:Category:Lesotho|Lesotho]]
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<td valign="top" width="180">
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'''Quicklinks'''
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* [[:Category:Montagu|Montagu]]
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* [[:Category:Harrismith|Harrismith]]
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</tr></table>
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<display_points type="terrain" height="500">
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-33.784854,20.116596||[[:Category:Montagu]]
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-32.14524,19.033785|[[Rocklands]]
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-28.165111,29.18228|[[:Category:Harrismith]]
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-25.633014,30.333323|[[Waterval_Boven]]
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-29.480103,30.233831|[[Umgeni_Valley]]
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-21.835528,15.195966|[[Spitzkoppe_%26_Pontoks]]
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</display_points>
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== General Information ==
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South Africa offers some of the best climbing in the world. The rock is solid and great quality. There are many different rock formations all with different features. [[:Category:Oudtshoorn|Oudtshoorn]] crags are limestone with hanging stalactites and tufas. The Cederberg is compact sandstone with ledges that offer solid gear placements. There is great sport climbing in [[:Category:Montagu|Montagu]], a small Klein Karoo town, where it is almost always dry, and there are loads and loads of bolted routes (about 400) of all grades. [[Waterval Boven]] is probably the most developed sport climbing area in the county with about 600 routes in a most beautiful setting. In the Free State, Mt Everest and Swinburne offer sport and trad climbing and awesome bouldering. The famous [[The Wave Cave|Wave Cave]] at Shongweni is just outside of Durban and has hard overhanging sport routes. You can do seaside cliff climbing at Morgan Bay. There is world class bouldering at [[:Category:Rocklands|Rocklands]] in the Cederberg, remote multi-pitch trad climbing at Magaliesberg and the Drakensberg Mountains. Ok, I could go on, but you get the point. The settings are beautiful and uncrowded by hoards of people. The small towns have a really nice laid-back country feel. The people are friendly and genuine. And the food, wine and atmosphere is always great!
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A lot of climbing areas are on private land, so please be courteous to anybody you meet while in the area (it might be the landowner). Please don't litter. Only go to the toilet far away from the crag. Keep on the paths. Make a double knot on your shoelaces and always have a clean pair of underpants.
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*[[MCSA]] (search and rescue, permits and access)
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*[[Bolting information]]
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==Areas==
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= Rock Climbing in South Africa =
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South Africa offers some of the best climbing in the world.  There are many different rock formations all with different features. [[Oudtshoorn]] crags are limestone with hanging stalactites and tufas. The Cederberg is compact sandstone with ledges that offer solid gear placements. There is great sport climbing in [[Montagu]], a small Klein Karoo town, where it is almost always dry (except for when it floods). [[Waterval Boven]] is probably the most developed sport climbing area in the county with about 600 routes in a most beautiful setting. In the Free State, Mt Everest and Swinburne offer sport and trad climbing and awesome bouldering. The famous [[The Wave Cave|Wave Cave]] at Shongweni is just outside of Durban and has hard overhanging sport routes. You can do seaside cliff climbing at Morgan Bay. There is world class bouldering at [[Rocklands]] in the Cederberg, remote multi-pitch trad climbing at Magaliesberg and the Drakensberg Mountains. Ok, I could go on, but you get the point. The settings are beautiful and uncrowded by hoards of people. The small towns have a really nice laid-back country feel. The people are friendly and genuine. And the food, wine and atmosphere is always great!
  
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=== [https://www.climbing.co.za/shop/cat/guide-books/ Click here for Route / Guide Books and Topos] ===
  
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= Access Considerations =
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A lot of climbing areas are on private land, so please be courteous to anybody you meet while in the area (it might be the landowner). Please don't litter. Only go to the toilet far away from the crag. Keep on the paths.
  
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= South Africa Climbing Areas by Province=
  
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*[[Eastern Cape]]
  
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*[[Free State]]
  
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*[[Gauteng]]
  
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*[[KwaZulu Natal]]
  
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*[[Limpopo Province]] (Northern Province)
  
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*[[Mpumalanga]]
  
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*[[Northwest Province]]
  
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*[[Western Cape]]
  
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= Other Climbing Areas Outside of South Africa=
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*[[Botswana]]
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*[[Lesotho]]
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*[[Namibia]]
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*[[Zimbabwe]]
  
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= Map of Climbing Areas =
  
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<display_points type="terrain" height="500" width="800">
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-33.784854,20.116596||[[Montagu]]
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-33.371198,22.176535||[[Oudtshoorn]]
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-32.14524,19.033785|[[Rocklands]]
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-28.165111,29.18228|[[Harrismith]]
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-25.633014,30.333323|[[Waterval_Boven]]
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-29.480103,30.233831|[[Umgeni_Valley]]
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-21.835528,15.195966|[[Spitzkoppe_%26_Pontoks]]
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-33.94336,18.43895||[[Cape Town]]
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-32.414168,19.207091||[[Tafelberg]]
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-32.473745,19.275119||[[Wolfberg]]
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-33.744683,18.942139||[[Paarl]]
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-33.730684,19.172482||[[Hellfire]]
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-33.726731,19.208043||[[Yellowood Amphitheatre]]
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-34.332309,18.996581||[[Kleinmond]]
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-17.816032,31.051369||[[Zimbabwe]]
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-24.689739,25.8743||[[Kgale Hill]]
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-24.5571,25.88034||[[Mmopane Hill]]
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-24.83882,25.66291||[[Mogonye]]
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-24.952782,25.335712||[[Kanye]]
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-24.775164,25.422507||[[Moshupa and Thamaga]]
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-24.431377,25.533019||[[Kobokwe Gorge]]
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-22.203213,28.849642 ||[[Motlhabaneng]]
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-25.849955,27.499466||[[Tonquani]]
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-25.837904,27.523842||Easter Kloof
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-25.850418,27.417412||Hamerkop
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-25.848564,27.403851||Grootkloof
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-25.810246,27.318192||Mhlabatini
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-25.804682,27.310038||Fernkloof
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-25.752435,27.711124||Kranskloof
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-25.77927436042424,27.65782109655242||Trident
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-25.82211783572647,27.54967596694304||Dome
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-25.81651568593732,27.55628207221466||Likkewaan
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-25.721431,27.849162||Chosspile
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-29.761844,30.834281|[[Kloof Gorge]]
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-29.819721,30.800747 |[[Winston Park]]
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-29.863237,30.723817 |[[Shongweni Dam]]
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-29.486603,30.238419|[[Howick Falls]]
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-29.476516,30.269551|[[Umgeni Valley]]
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-29.735092,30.68024|[[Monteseel]]
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-23.081469, 29.038661|[[Blouberg]]
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-23.943831, 28.9139|[[Wellingtons Dome]]
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-23.931936, 29.125271|[[Ngopane (gaMashashane)]]
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</display_points>
  
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== General Information ==
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*[[MCSA]] (search and rescue, permits and access)
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*[[Bolting information]]
  
 
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==Editing the Wiki==
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==Journal and Guidebook Archive==
 
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* [[UCT MSC Journals]]
===Naming a New Article===
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* [[MCSA Journal Indexes]]
 
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* [[Out of print guidebooks]]
Choose a '''specific name''' for your '''new article'''. For example, prefer "Silvermine Main Crag" to "Main Crag".
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Not everybody will access your new article from the page that it is initially linked from: some may access the article directly from a search engine, or from elsewhere in the wiki. The article name should therefore make sense in a stand-alone context. An article's name is its unique identifier within the wiki. For instance, if you look at the list of [[Special:Popularpages|popular pages]], then an article called "Main Craig" makes little sense amongst "[[Bronkies]]," "[[Waterval Boven]]," and so forth.
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Remember that a link name needn't match the article name. Example: Use "<nowiki>[[Silvermine Main Crag|Main Crag]]</nowiki>" if you are in a Silvermine article and want to make a ''link'' that says [[Silvermine Main Crag|Main Crag]], (but the article linked to is called "Silvermine Main Crag").
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===Further Information===
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Revision as of 22:43, 14 September 2017

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Welcome to the largest & most comprehensive online database of Southern African climbing information.

Rock Climbing in South Africa

South Africa offers some of the best climbing in the world. There are many different rock formations all with different features. Oudtshoorn crags are limestone with hanging stalactites and tufas. The Cederberg is compact sandstone with ledges that offer solid gear placements. There is great sport climbing in Montagu, a small Klein Karoo town, where it is almost always dry (except for when it floods). Waterval Boven is probably the most developed sport climbing area in the county with about 600 routes in a most beautiful setting. In the Free State, Mt Everest and Swinburne offer sport and trad climbing and awesome bouldering. The famous Wave Cave at Shongweni is just outside of Durban and has hard overhanging sport routes. You can do seaside cliff climbing at Morgan Bay. There is world class bouldering at Rocklands in the Cederberg, remote multi-pitch trad climbing at Magaliesberg and the Drakensberg Mountains. Ok, I could go on, but you get the point. The settings are beautiful and uncrowded by hoards of people. The small towns have a really nice laid-back country feel. The people are friendly and genuine. And the food, wine and atmosphere is always great!

Click here for Route / Guide Books and Topos

Access Considerations

A lot of climbing areas are on private land, so please be courteous to anybody you meet while in the area (it might be the landowner). Please don't litter. Only go to the toilet far away from the crag. Keep on the paths.

South Africa Climbing Areas by Province

Other Climbing Areas Outside of South Africa

Map of Climbing Areas

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General Information

Route Hit List

Journal and Guidebook Archive