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The climbing

Single and multi-pitch sport climbing near Mokopane


Mainly Winter, but also Spring & Autumn


Granite, lots of small crimps, mostly on angle


Sport Rack

Food, accommodation and other activities

Contact Deon Richter of Thabaphaswa Mountain Sanctuary, in his own words: "Nguni and PinZ2yl Cattle Breeder / Hen-pecked Husband / Grand Dad / Owner."

Tel: 015 491 4882

Cell: +27 82 389 6631

A day visitor fee is applicable if not staying at the sanctuary. There are huts / cottages and camping available. Hiking, mountain biking, 4x4 trails, swimming, foefiesliding, fishing.

Route Description

Kanniedood crag

Kanniedood (From left to right)

Easier climbs

The easier climbs at Kanniedood crag can be reached by going left as you reach the bottom of the crag. Go left then right around the corner and up the hill. The climbs are close together on the easy slab on your right as you get to the top of the crag.

Just for fun *** 11R(1B,C), 12m (25/05/2013)BB: Johan Moelich FA: Johan Moelich Climb straight up to bolt, then right to Loula's chains.

Loula **** 11(3B,C), 14m (25/05/2013)BB: Johan Moelich FA: Sjene Smith

Surami *** 12(3B,C), 14m (25/05/2013)BB: Johan Moelich FA: Sharon Benade

Front climbs (On the face that you see as you approach the crag.)

Take the left path up the slab, go under the trees to get to the next 2 climbs.

Triple Town *** 17, 27m (11/05/2013)BB: Johan Moelich FA: Sharon Benade (5 meters left of My Big Toe. Starts at the flake under the tree.)

My Big Toe **** 19, 20m (Brilliant climb)

Friday 13th *** 20, 24m

Dead Ant *** 21, 19m

Yoga on the Rocks **** 23, 23m

Boned **** 21, 23m

Tu-lips *** 16, 36m

Pitch 1: 16, 16m

Pitch 2: 15, 20m

Dome Rock

Whistling in the wind *** 19, 7m

Elephant's Head

Pitch 1: ** 23, 22m Starts to the left of the elephant's trunk. On balance, small holds on a relatively smooth surface. Crux 1/3 of the way up, then straight forward to the top

Pitch 2: ** 19, 23m Start right to avoid loose slab, then left under the boulder, continue left over dassie shit - worst section on this climb

Pitch 3: *** 18, 23m Starts from a small cave through which on can see under the elephant to the other side of the rock face. Route moves over to the left past the elephant's ear.

Pitch 4: *** 17, 22m Route moves directly up to just short of the top.

Pitch 5: ** 15, 10m Short easy finish.