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Welcome to the largest & most comprehensive online database of Southern African climbing information.
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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Route/area guides are sorted into local areas per province, select the province below or select the exact area directly from the map below.  You will be linked through to all the climbing related information including online route guides, climber recommended accommodation listings as well as other relevant stuff.  For areas where there is a purchasable printed guide, we also provide a link to where the book can be bought.
  
To edit the wiki you need to have a forum user name and be added to the wiki group. Please send us a mail with your current user name to info@climbing.co.za and we will add you to the wiki group.  The reason for the extra step is to prevent spam posting on the wiki.
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Climbing is a potentially dangerous sport and should not be done without proper instruction. Please read our DISCLAIMER [http://www.climbing.co.za/disclaimer/ here] and below before reading or using any of our information.
  
== General Information ==
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Please help us to keep this site up to date and accurate! Any new routes, changes or images can be immediately update here by directly editing the Climb ZA wiki. (That way the info won’t be sitting around until a new guide may or may not be published.)  To edit the wiki you need to have a [http://www.climbing.co.za/forum/ Climb ZA Forum] user name and be added to the wiki group.  Please send us an email with your Climb ZA Forum user name to [mailto:info@climbing.co.za?Subject=Please%20Add%20me%20to%20the%20Wiki%20Group%20&body=My%20Username%20is: info@climbing.co.za] and we will add you to the wiki group.  The reason for the extra step is to prevent spam posting on the wiki.
  
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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We use certain [http://www.climbing.co.za/climbing-routes-codes-conventions/ codes & conventions] – please check them out to better understand the guides. Have a look at our [http://www.climbing.co.za/sa-climbing-bouldering-grade-comparisons/ Grade Conversion] chart as well. If you need any help whatsoever then please email us with your question [mailto:info@climbing.co.za?Subject=Wiki%20Help%20&body=My%20Username%20is: info@climbing.co.za].
  
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.
 
  
*[[MCSA]] (search and rescue, permits and access)
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== DISCLAIMER ==
*[[Bolting information]]
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Rock climbing is a dangerous sport in which you can be seriously injured or even killed.
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This wiki is intended only for the use of experienced climbers who have the necessary expertise, experience and judgement to ensure their own safety.
  
==Areas==
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Whilst we have made a reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this wiki, you make use of it entirely at your own risk.  We are well aware that there are various errors in the descriptions and topos that we have scrounged from various sources.  However, it is impossible for any one person to climb every one of these routes and check all the details. So, please regard this information as a guide only and exercise the necessary discretion.
  
=== Western Cape ===
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The information in this guide will definitely change with time and is definitely NOT necessarily 100% accurate.  These notes are simply an attempt to give you some idea of what to expect.  It is up to YOU to determine the situation prevailing on each route you attempt and to exercise the necessary precautions.
*[[Bain's Kloof]]
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*[[Cape Peninsula]]
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**[[Elsies Peak]]
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**[[Foreign Policy]]
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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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**[[Nursery Ravine]]
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**[[Peers Cave]]
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** Peninsula Bouldering Areas
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***[[Llandudno]]
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***[[New Joshua Tree]]
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***[[Redhill]]
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***[[Silvermine Boulder]]
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***[[Topside]]
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**[[Table Mountain]]
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**[[The Hole]]
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**[[The Mine]]
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**[[The Underside]]
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**[[Silvermine Crags]]
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*Cederberg
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**[[Bushman's Kloof Nature Reserve]]
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**[[Krakadouw]]
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**[[Tafelberg]]
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**Rocklands Area
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***[[De Pakhuys]]
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***[[Riethuis]]
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***[[Rocklands]]
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**[[Rooiberg Nuwerust Rest Camp]]
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**[[Sanddrif]]
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**[[The Pup and Maltese Cross]]
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**[[Truitjieskraal]]
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**[[Vanrhynsdorp]]
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**[[Winterbach]]
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**[[Wolfberg]]
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*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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*[[Elands Bay]]
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*[[Karbonaatjieskraal]]
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*[[Kleinmond]]
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*[[Montagu]]
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*[[Oudtshoorn]]
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*[[Swartberg Pass]]
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*[[Swellendam]]
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*[[Towerkop]]
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=== Eastern Cape ===
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== Rock Climbing in South Africa ==
*[[Kleinrivier]]
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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!
*[[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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== Access Considerations ==
*[[Langberg]]
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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.
*[[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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== Climbing Areas by 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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*[[Blouberg]]
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*[[Wellingtons Dome]]
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*[[Ngopane (gaMashashane)]]
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*[[Makapansgat]]
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=== Mpumalanga  ===
 
*[[Waterval Boven]]
 
*[[Sabie Gorge]]
 
*[[Blydepoort]]
 
*[[Jim's Crag, Olifantshoek]]
 
*[[Magageni]]
 
*[[Wilgepoort]]
 
*[[Ngwempisi]]
 
*[[GoldRush Bouldering]]
 
*[[Croc River Canyon]]
 
*[[Manuotsa (JG Strydom Tunnel)]]
 
*[[Buffalo Gorge]]
 
  
=== Gauteng ===
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===Eastern Cape===
*[[Bronkies]]
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Eastern Cape climbing offers a variety of different rock types. There are many small crags with good potential for new route development. There is an Eastern Cape section of the MCSA and the Rhodes University Mountain club.
*[[Bobbejaans Berg]] (Mutango Lodge)
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*[[Eastern Cape|Click here to see full details of all the climbing areas in the Eastern Cape]]
*[[Ezemvelo]]
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*[[King's Kloof]]    '''NEW!!!'''<br>
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*[[Melville Koppies]]
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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 Glade]]
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*[[The Keg]]
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=== Northwest Province ===
 
* [[Magaliesberg]]
 
* [[Potchefstroom Crag]]
 
* [[Wigwam]]
 
* [[Secret Garden Bouldering]]
 
  
=== Namibia ===
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===Free State===
*[[Spitzkoppe & Pontoks]]
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Often thought to be a flat province but there is actually unlimited outcrops of sandstone mountains sometimes over 200m high. Mnt Everest Reserve & Swinburne offer good sport routes and bouldering in secure and beautiful settings.
*[[Aussenkehr]]
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*[[Free State|Click here to see full details of all the climbing areas in the Free State]]
*[[Brandberg Orabeskopf]]
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=== [[Botswana]] ===
 
*[[Kgale Hill]]
 
*[[Mmopane Hill]]
 
*[[Mogonye]]
 
*[[Kanye]]
 
*[[Moshupa and Thamaga]]
 
*[[Otse]]
 
*[[Tswapong Hills]]
 
*[[Motlhabaneng]]
 
  
=== [[Lesotho]] ===
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===Gauteng===
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This province is the smallest but also the most densely populated. Cities such as Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria are all situated here. There are several Climbing related clubs in the area including the MCSA Johannesburg Section (+/- 750 members), MCSA Magaliesberg Section (+/- 450 members), the WITS University Mountain Club , the WITS Technikon Mountain Club, The RAU Mountain Club and a few others. The Johanneburg section of the Mountain Club of South Africa meets every Wednesday evening at 20h00 at their club house. Visitors are welcome to come along and meet other climbers and to get to know the local climbing scene. The address is Cnr Scott & Stirling Streets, Waverly, Johannesburg. There are also several climbing shops. A few indoor climbing gyms can also be found here.
  
==Route Hit List==
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There are a few small crags in the city areas but most of the good climbing in Gauteng is in the Magaliesberg. The Magaliesberg mountains range accross the northern part of Gauteng through to the eastern part of the Northwest Province.
  
* [[Trad Hit List]]
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*[[Gauteng|Click here to see full details of all the climbing areas in Gauteng]]
* [[Sport Hit List]]
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==Editing the Wiki==
 
  
===Naming a New Article===
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===KwaZulu Natal===
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This province includes the city of Durban around which you will find some excellent climbing areas. There are a few Climbing related clubs in the area including the MCSA Kwazulu/Natal Section , Univeristy of Natal Club. Except for the odd rain and humid conditions this province provides good all-year round climbing. In the Eastern part of the province the Drakensberg mountains also provide a bit of mountaineering and ice climbing in winter.
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*[[KwaZulu Natal|Click here to see full details of all the climbing areas in KwaZulu Natal]]
  
Choose a '''specific name''' for your '''new article'''. For example, prefer "Silvermine Main Crag" to "Main Crag".
 
  
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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===Limpopo (Northern Province) ===
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Home to some of the higher crags in South Africa including Blouberg a 400m high cliff.
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*[[Limpopo Province|Click here to see full details of all the climbing areas in Limpopo]]
  
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").
 
  
===Further Information===
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===Mpumalanga===
Consult the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing Meta-Wiki Editing Help] for further information on wiki editing.
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This is a very beautiful province which includes one of our best sport climbing areas, The Restaurant. This area attracts year round visitors from around the world. It has become famous for its good selection of good quality routes that are easily accessible. Manoutsa, not too far from the Restaurant offers multi-pitch traditional climbing. Overall this province has a large amount of rock with very little of it developed. Beware, certain areas do have malaria (The Restaurant is usually pretty safe though). It is also recommended not to drink from & often not even swim in most of the rivers.
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*[[Mpumalanga|Click here to see full details of all the climbing areas in Mpumalanga]]
  
==Note==
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Google maps currently does not work on [http://www.climbing.co.za/wiki www.climb.co.za/wiki]: Use the [http://www.climbing.co.za/wiki www.climbing.co.za/wiki] URL instead (i.e. climb''ing'' instead of climb).
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===Northwest Province===
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The main climbing here is in the Magaliesberg which has over 1800 climbs, mostly multi-pitch trad routes in the beautiful kloofs (gorges). Access is mainly from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
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*[[Northwest Province|Click here to see full details of all the climbing areas in the Northwest Province]]
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===Western Cape===
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The Cape is full of mountains and provides a mecca of climbing. Cape Town being the main centre is a good base to start from. There are a few clubs mainly the MCSA Cape Town Section which has over 1200 members and a bouldering wall in their club room. The University also has a good bouldering wall and there is a climbing gym in Cape Town too. Good climbing is only a few minutes drive from Cape Town and the furthermost areas about 4-5 hours away.
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With winter rainfall which often sets in and hot conditions in summer, spring and autumn are the best times to visit. Most of the areas are relatively safe and guidebooks cover most of the areas and are available from the MCSA, Mountain Mail Order and the climbing stores. The best areas are Rocklands for bouldering, Montagu and Oudtshoorn for sport routes and Table Mountain and Cederberg for trad routes.
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*[[Western Cape|Click here to see full details of all the climbing areas in the Western Cape]]
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== Map of Climbing Areas ==
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<display_points type="terrain" height="500">
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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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==Route Hit List==
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* [[Trad Hit List]]
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* [[Sport Hit List]]

Revision as of 12:23, 12 December 2012

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

Route/area guides are sorted into local areas per province, select the province below or select the exact area directly from the map below. You will be linked through to all the climbing related information including online route guides, climber recommended accommodation listings as well as other relevant stuff. For areas where there is a purchasable printed guide, we also provide a link to where the book can be bought.

Climbing is a potentially dangerous sport and should not be done without proper instruction. Please read our DISCLAIMER here and below before reading or using any of our information.

Please help us to keep this site up to date and accurate! Any new routes, changes or images can be immediately update here by directly editing the Climb ZA wiki. (That way the info won’t be sitting around until a new guide may or may not be published.) To edit the wiki you need to have a Climb ZA Forum user name and be added to the wiki group. Please send us an email with your Climb ZA Forum user name to info@climbing.co.za and we will add you to the wiki group. The reason for the extra step is to prevent spam posting on the wiki.

We use certain codes & conventions – please check them out to better understand the guides. Have a look at our Grade Conversion chart as well. If you need any help whatsoever then please email us with your question info@climbing.co.za.


DISCLAIMER

Rock climbing is a dangerous sport in which you can be seriously injured or even killed. This wiki is intended only for the use of experienced climbers who have the necessary expertise, experience and judgement to ensure their own safety.

Whilst we have made a reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this wiki, you make use of it entirely at your own risk. We are well aware that there are various errors in the descriptions and topos that we have scrounged from various sources. However, it is impossible for any one person to climb every one of these routes and check all the details. So, please regard this information as a guide only and exercise the necessary discretion.

The information in this guide will definitely change with time and is definitely NOT necessarily 100% accurate. These notes are simply an attempt to give you some idea of what to expect. It is up to YOU to determine the situation prevailing on each route you attempt and to exercise the necessary precautions.

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!

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.

Climbing Areas by Province

Rsamap.png


Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape climbing offers a variety of different rock types. There are many small crags with good potential for new route development. There is an Eastern Cape section of the MCSA and the Rhodes University Mountain club.


Free State

Often thought to be a flat province but there is actually unlimited outcrops of sandstone mountains sometimes over 200m high. Mnt Everest Reserve & Swinburne offer good sport routes and bouldering in secure and beautiful settings.


Gauteng

This province is the smallest but also the most densely populated. Cities such as Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria are all situated here. There are several Climbing related clubs in the area including the MCSA Johannesburg Section (+/- 750 members), MCSA Magaliesberg Section (+/- 450 members), the WITS University Mountain Club , the WITS Technikon Mountain Club, The RAU Mountain Club and a few others. The Johanneburg section of the Mountain Club of South Africa meets every Wednesday evening at 20h00 at their club house. Visitors are welcome to come along and meet other climbers and to get to know the local climbing scene. The address is Cnr Scott & Stirling Streets, Waverly, Johannesburg. There are also several climbing shops. A few indoor climbing gyms can also be found here.

There are a few small crags in the city areas but most of the good climbing in Gauteng is in the Magaliesberg. The Magaliesberg mountains range accross the northern part of Gauteng through to the eastern part of the Northwest Province.


KwaZulu Natal

This province includes the city of Durban around which you will find some excellent climbing areas. There are a few Climbing related clubs in the area including the MCSA Kwazulu/Natal Section , Univeristy of Natal Club. Except for the odd rain and humid conditions this province provides good all-year round climbing. In the Eastern part of the province the Drakensberg mountains also provide a bit of mountaineering and ice climbing in winter.


Limpopo (Northern Province)

Home to some of the higher crags in South Africa including Blouberg a 400m high cliff.


Mpumalanga

This is a very beautiful province which includes one of our best sport climbing areas, The Restaurant. This area attracts year round visitors from around the world. It has become famous for its good selection of good quality routes that are easily accessible. Manoutsa, not too far from the Restaurant offers multi-pitch traditional climbing. Overall this province has a large amount of rock with very little of it developed. Beware, certain areas do have malaria (The Restaurant is usually pretty safe though). It is also recommended not to drink from & often not even swim in most of the rivers.


Northwest Province

The main climbing here is in the Magaliesberg which has over 1800 climbs, mostly multi-pitch trad routes in the beautiful kloofs (gorges). Access is mainly from Johannesburg and Pretoria.


Western Cape

The Cape is full of mountains and provides a mecca of climbing. Cape Town being the main centre is a good base to start from. There are a few clubs mainly the MCSA Cape Town Section which has over 1200 members and a bouldering wall in their club room. The University also has a good bouldering wall and there is a climbing gym in Cape Town too. Good climbing is only a few minutes drive from Cape Town and the furthermost areas about 4-5 hours away.

With winter rainfall which often sets in and hot conditions in summer, spring and autumn are the best times to visit. Most of the areas are relatively safe and guidebooks cover most of the areas and are available from the MCSA, Mountain Mail Order and the climbing stores. The best areas are Rocklands for bouldering, Montagu and Oudtshoorn for sport routes and Table Mountain and Cederberg for trad routes.


Map of Climbing Areas

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General Information

Route Hit List