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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

Route Guide for Thabaphaswa:

Kanniedood (From left to right)

My Big Toe **** 19, 20m

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.