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=== Climbing Areas in the Eastern Cape ===
Eastern Cape climbing offers a variety of different rock types. There are many small crags with good potential for new route development.
===PDF Topo Downloads for Climbing Areas in the Eastern Cape===http://www.climbing.co.za/topo/south-africa/eastern-cape/ === Map of Climbing Areas in the Eastern Cape ===<display_points type="terrain" height="500" width="800">
-33.715785, 23.843001|[[Kleinrivier]]
-33.924301, 24.249397 |[[Bobbejaankop & African Rennaissance]]
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= Eastern Cape Climbing Areas=Most of the crags in this province are listed below with a brief description and a few images. Please note that the images may not do the crag justice. Where the crag-name is linked you should find the online guide as well as more information on the area.  __NOTOC__ ==[[Alicedale]]===
Small bouldering area near Grahamstown, access still being negotiated.
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===[[Bobbejaankop & African Rennaissance]]===
===[[Buffalo River]]===
Close to East London with short routes on dolorite, set in thick bush, 7 sport routes and over 100 trad routes. Good potential for more routes here. Contact Allen Luck 083 756-4290 for access.
===[[Cape St Francis]]===
===Cockscombe===
A series of walls & kloofs (gorges) about an hour from Port Elizabeth. Mostly trad routes are found here. Check with the MCSA for access conditions.
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===Coffee Bay===
Seacliffs, excellent short trad routes. Contact the Coffeeshack backpacker's lodge.
 ===Compassberg===
Multi-pitch trad routes near Nieu Bethesda. Contact the MCSA for details.
 ===Coombs===
Short sport routes near Grahamstown, access permanently closed due to climbers not following access requirements. Please check access carefully at crags before just rocking
 ===Crag-X Grahamstown===
Small crag with a bit of bouldering not too far from Grahamstown.
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===[[Fort Fordyce]]===
A few sport routes can be found here visit Climbing the Amatoles for more information.
 ===Graaf Reinet===
Sport routes near the caravan park under construction. Contact Herman van Rensburg.
 ===Grootrivierpoort===
At the start of Baviaanskloof, a.k.a "Grips". Sport and trad routes. Contact Steven Reed from the MCSA.
 ===Hellspoort===
Crag near Grahamstown closed due to climbers littering!
 ===[[Hogsback]]===
Sport & trad routes near the beautiful town of Hogsback. Hogsback in the Amatola Region, Eastern Cape.
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===[[Howissen's Poort/Scoops]]===
Short sport routes close to Grahamstown.
 ===Joubertina===
Sport & Trad climbing in the Kouga mountains. Contact Steven Reed from the MCSA.
===Keinrivier===
===Lady Slipper===
Some quartzite bouldering on a few boulders and about 90 trad lines up on the mountain. It is about 40km from Port Elizabeth.
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File:Clm0091b.jpg|Brett Ribbink on 'The Lady's Slipper'
File:Clm0163b.jpg|Eric de Beer on Corner Cafe at Lady Slipper, Eastern Cape
 
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===Lalapanzi===
A dolorite crag some 80km from East London (on the way to Morgan Bay). Only 7 trad routes have been openned so far.
 ===[[Morgan Bay]]===
Seacliffs, brilliant short trad routes with a few good sport routes on a mix of dolerite, sedimentary & granite. Route book at the Morgan Bay Hotel, or contact Derek Marshall on 083 681-8713 in East London. 315 routes here so far.
 ===[[NSA, East London]]===
In East London, some sandtone with 12 sport routes ranging from 17-26 and an open project with a few trad routes too.
 ===[[Pinnacle Gorge]]===
Morne v/d Mescht on 'The Pinnacle' Pinnacle Gorge, EC
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===Pompies Pillar===
A short dolerite crag in East London with 1 sport route and a couple of trad lines, limited potential.
 ===The Grots===
Tiny bouldering area near Grahamstown.
===[[The Shire]]===
==[[The Shire]]=Van Staden's Gorge=== 
==Van Staden's Gorge==  ==Vanstadensriver Dam===
About 10 sport routes close to Lady's Slipper. Contact Steven Reed from the MCSA.
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===[[Windmill Hole]]===
In East London with some sport routes on sandstone ranging from 14-25 as well as 10 trad routes.
===Yellow Sands===
About 25km from East London, an amazing short dolorite crag. Access is sensitive please first contact Derek Marshall on 083 681-8713. There are 3 bolted lines graded 20-24 and a few trad lines with some development potential.
==Yellow Sands==
About 25km from East London, an amazing short dolorite crag. Access is sensitive please first contact Derek Marshall on 083 681-8713. There are 3 bolted lines graded 20-24 and a few trad lines with some development potential.
==Eastern Cape Climbing Clubs==
There is an Eastern Cape section of the [http://eas.mcsa.org.za MCSA] and the [http://www.ru.ac.za/sportsadmin/sportsclubs/mountain/ Rhodes University Mountain club].

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