Single and multi-pitch sport climbing near Mokopane
Mainly Winter, but also Spring & Autumn
Granite, lots of small crimps, mostly on angle
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 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
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.