Cable Way Crags

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Cable Way Crags
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Climbing TypeSport
Rock Type
SeasonAll year round
AreaHartebeesport dam


A new crag for easy to moderate climbs within 45 minutes of Joburg and Pretoria! A guidebook is available to the new Cableway Crags near Hartebeespoort. Pierre Carter and friends have put up about 15 climbs graded between 10 and 23. The crags are accessed from the top cable-car station, or by walking up from the bottom of the hill.

Access has been carefully arranged so please stick to the rules in the guide and be sure to to sign the register book kept at the Cableway ticket office at the bottom of the hill. Enjoy the climbing and please provide feedback via the forum.

The rock is fairly shattered / and lose in places but will improve with traffic. Wear helmets and be careful!

All bolts were kindly supplied by the MCSA Johannesburg and Magaliesberg Sections. If you are climbing on them, you should really become a member in support of their continuing efforts to develop and protect our crags.

How to get there

Find your way to the Aerial Cable way near Hartebeesport dam.

Fees & Permits

Visitors must sign the access book at the cableway ticket office and or Adventure shop located in the bottom cableway the access book has the MCSA logo on the cover, with the indemnity form for signing inside.

Accommodation & Food

Attractions & Activities

Bolting / New Routes

A no-bolting policy is in place in the area to the West of the cableway, nesting Verreaux's Eagles (a.k.a. Black Eagles). Queries on the no-Bolting area can be directed to the MCSA Johannesburg Portfolio member for Bolting.

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