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Welcome to the '''ClimbZA Routes Wiki''', an online rock climbing guide that '''you can edit'''.
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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.
  
== DISCLAIMER ==
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= Rock Climbing in South Africa =
Rock climbing is a dangerous sport in which you can be seriously injured or even killed.
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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!
This wiki is intended only for the use of experienced climbers who have the necessary expertise, experience and judgement to ensure their own safety.
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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.
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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.  
  
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.
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= South Africa Climbing Areas by Province=
  
== Rock Climbing in South Africa ==
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*[[Eastern Cape]]
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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== Access Considerations ==
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*[[Free State]]
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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*[[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]]
  
== Map of Climbing Areas ==
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= Map of Climbing Areas =
  
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<display_points type="terrain" height="500" width="800">
 
-33.784854,20.116596||[[Montagu]]
 
-33.784854,20.116596||[[Montagu]]
 
-33.371198,22.176535||[[Oudtshoorn]]
 
-33.371198,22.176535||[[Oudtshoorn]]
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-29.476516,30.269551|[[Umgeni Valley]]
 
-29.476516,30.269551|[[Umgeni Valley]]
 
-29.735092,30.68024|[[Monteseel]]
 
-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>
  

Latest revision as of 14:09, 11 December 2014

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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!

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