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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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Image:Rsamap.png|border|right|alt=South Africa Provinces.|Map of South Africa. 
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rect 200 8 278 46 [[Limpopo Province]]
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rect 117 51 194 105 [[Northwest Province]]
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rect 199 62 223 93 [[Gauteng]]
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rect 227 54 285 98 [[Mpumalanga]]
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rect 155 108 221 158 [[Free State]]
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rect 232 104 292 173 [[KwaZulu Natal]]
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rect 129 174 228 252 [[Eastern Cape]]
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rect 17 186 123 249 [[Western Cape]]
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Welcome to the largest & most comprehensive online database of Southern African climbing information.
  
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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] ===
  
== General Information ==
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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.
  
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. [[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, 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 [[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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= South Africa Climbing Areas by Province=
  
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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*[[Eastern Cape]]
  
*[[MCSA]] (search and rescue, permits and access)
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*[[Free State]]
*[[Bolting information]]
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==Areas==
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*[[Gauteng]]
  
=== Western Cape ===
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*[[KwaZulu Natal]]
*Du Toit's Kloof
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**[[Hellfire]]
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**[[Country Climbing|Multipitch Climbs]]
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**[[Yellowwood Amphitheatre]]
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*[[Bain's Kloof]]
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*Cederberg
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**[[Bushman's Kloof Nature Reserve]]
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**[[Vanrhynsdorp]]
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** [[Tafelberg]]
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**[[Wolfberg]]
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**[[The Pup and Maltese Cross]]
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**[[Truitjieskraal]]
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**[[Rooiberg Nuwerust Rest Camp]]
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**[[Krakadouw]]
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**Rocklands Area
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***[[Rocklands]]
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***[[De Pakhuys]]
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***[[Riethuis]]
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**[[Winterbach]]
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*[[Montagu]]
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*[[Swellendam]]
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*[[Swartberg Pass]]
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*[[Cape Peninsula]]
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**[[The Mine]]
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**[[The Underside]]
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**[[Foreign Policy]]
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**[[Silvermine Crags]]
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**[[Elsies Peak]]
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**[[Higgovale Quarry]]
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**[[Hout Bay]] - Bokkemanskloof, Chapman's Peak, Skoorsteenkop, The Sentinel
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**[[Kalk Bay]]
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**[[Lakeside Pinnacle]]
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**[[Lion's Head]] - Granite & Sandstone
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**[[Muizenberg Buttress]]
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**[[Peers Cave]]
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**[[Table Mountain]]
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**[[The Hole]]
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** Peninsula Bouldering Areas
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***[[New Joshua Tree]]
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***[[Silvermine Boulder]]
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***[[Topside]]
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***[[Llandudno]]
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***[[Redhill]]
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*[[Paarl Rocks]]
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*[[Oudtshoorn]]
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*[[Karbonaatjieskraal]]
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*[[Kleinmond]]
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*[[Elands Bay]]
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*[[Towerkop]]
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=== Eastern Cape ===
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*[[Limpopo Province]] (Northern Province)
*[[Kleinrivier]]
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*[[Bobbejaankop & African Rennaissance]]
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*[[Cape St Francis]]
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*[[Fort Fordyce]]
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*[[Hogsback]]
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*[[Morgan Bay]]
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*[[Pinnacle Gorge]]
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*[[The Shire]]
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*[[Howissen's Poort/Scoops]]
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*[[Windmill Hole]]
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*[[NSA, East London]]
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*[[Buffalo River]]
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=== Free State ===
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*[[Mpumalanga]]
*[[Langberg]]
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*[[Eagle Mountain|Harrismith - Eagle Mountain]] (formally known as Mount Everest)
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*[[Swinburne]]
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*[[Thaba Nchu]]
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=== KwaZulu Natal ===
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*[[Northwest Province]]
*[[The Wave Cave|Shongweni - The Wave Cave]]
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*[[Shongweni Dam]]
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*[[Monteseel]]
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*[[Kloof Gorge]]
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*[[Drakensberg]]
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*[[White Umfolozi River]]
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*[[Howick Falls]]
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*[[Umgeni Valley]]
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*[[Winston Park]]
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*[[Mzinyathi Falls]]
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=== Limpopo Province===
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*[[Western Cape]]
*[[Blouberg]]
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*[[Wellingtons Dome]]
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*[[Ngopane (gaMashashane)]]
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*[[Makapansgat]]
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=== Mpumalanga  ===
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= Other Climbing Areas Outside of South Africa=
*[[Waterval Boven]]
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*[[Botswana]]
*[[Sabie Gorge]]
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*[[Lesotho]]
*[[Blydepoort]]
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*[[Namibia]]
*[[Jim's Crag, Olifantshoek]]
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*[[Zimbabwe]]
*[[Magageni]]
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*[[Kenya]]
*[[Wilgepoort]]
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*[[Ngwempisi]]
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*[[GoldRush Bouldering]]
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*[[Croc River Canyon]]
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*[[Manuotsa (JG Strydom Tunnel)]]
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*[[Buffalo Gorge]]
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=== Gauteng ===
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= Map of Climbing Areas =
*[[Bronkies]]
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*[[Bobbejaans Berg]] (Mutango Lodge)
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*[[Melville Koppies]]
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*[[The Glade]]
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*[[Northcliff]]
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*[[Plumbago Nature Reserve Bouldering]]
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*[[Radioactive]]
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*[[Strubens Valley]]
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*[[Strubens 2]]
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*[[The Chosspile]]
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*[[The Keg]]
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=== Northwest Province ===
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<display_points type="terrain" height="500" width="800">
* [[Magaliesberg]]
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-33.784854,20.116596||[[Montagu]]
* [[Potchefstroom Crag]]
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-33.371198,22.176535||[[Oudtshoorn]]
* [[Wigwam]]
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-32.14524,19.033785|[[Rocklands]]
* [[Secret Garden Bouldering]]
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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>
  
=== Namibia ===
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== General Information ==
*[[Spitzkoppe & Pontoks]]
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*[[MCSA]] (search and rescue, permits and access)
*[[Aussenkehr]]
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*[[Bolting information]]
*[[Brandberg Orabeskopf]]
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=== [[Botswana]] ===
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*[[Kgale Hill]]
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*[[Mmopane Hill]]
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*[[Mogonye]]
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*[[Kanye]]
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*[[Moshupa and Thamaga]]
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*[[Otse]]
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*[[Tswapong Hills]]
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*[[Motlhabaneng]]
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=== [[Lesotho]] ===
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* [[Sport Hit List]]
  
==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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Consult the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing Meta-Wiki Editing Help] for further information on wiki editing.
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==Note==
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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