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The Eastern Cape climbing offers a variety of different rock types. There are many small crags with good lots of potential for new route development. There is an The climbing venues are scattered broadly over the entire Eastern Cape section . There are nearly 800 sport routes, hundreds of the MCSA and the trad lines & a few bouldering areas. There are a few indoor bouldering venues. The largest is at Rhodes University Mountain club. The climbing community is fairly small, but quite active & welcoming. Climbing days are mostly coordinated via various whatapp groups. For more information http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/ or contact info@easterncaperockclimbing.co.za .
==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 ==
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! Area Name !! Featured Image !! Climbing Type !! Description
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| <big>[[Alicedale]]</big> || [[File:Clm0161b.jpg|thumb|link=]] || Bouldering || Small Sand stone quartzite with more than 700 boulder problems. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/alicedale-bouldering area near Grahamstown, access still being negotiated. Updated PDF guide]
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| <big>[[Bobbejaankop & African RennaissanceNguniland]]</big> || ''image needed'' || ? Trad & Sport || ''description needed''Quartzite slabs outside Kareedow in the Langkloof. 9 sport routes & 26 trad lines. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/nguniland-kareedow Updated guide]
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| <big>[[Buffalo River]]</big> || ''image needed'' || Sport & Trad || Close to 30km from East London with short . Short routes on dolorite, set in thick bush, 7 10 sport routes and over 100 & about 500 trad routes. Good Some potential for more routes here. Contact Allen Luck 083 756-4290 for access.[http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/buffalo-river-east-london Updated guide]
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| [[Cape St Francis]] || ''image needed'' || Bouldering || seaside Seaside bouldering . About 210 problems, mostly easy to moderate. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/cape-st-francis Updated guide]
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| [[CockscombeCockscomb]] || [[File:Lsc0041b.jpg|thumb|link=]] || Trad || A series of walls & kloofs (gorges) about an hour from Prominent mountain peak near Port Elizabeth. Mostly trad routesWalk-in 5 hours. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/cockscoomb Updated guide]
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| Coffee Bay Compassberg || ''image needed'' || Multi-pitch Trad || Seacliffs, excellent short Multi-pitch trad routeson dolorite near Nieu Bethesda. Contact the Coffeeshack backpacker's lodge[http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/compassberg Route guide is here]
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| Compassberg Crag-X Grahamstown || [[File:Clm0090b.jpg| 'The Celestial Omnibus'image needed'' , Crag-X, Grahamstown|thumb|link=]] || Multi-pitch Trad Example || Multi-pitch trad routes near Nieu Bethesda. Contact the MCSA for detailsBouldering in Grahamstown.
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| Coombs [[Fort Fordyce]] || ''image needed'' || Sport Trad & sport || Short More than 70 sport routes near Grahamstown, access permanently closed due to climbers not following access requirements& some trad. Dolorite. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co. Please check access carefully at crags before just rocking za/location/fort-fordyce Updated PDF Guide]
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| Crag-X Grahamstown Groot Rivier || [[File:Clm0090b.jpg|'The Celestial Omnibus', Crag-X, Grahamstown|thumbimage needed'' |link=]] |Trad & sport | Example || Small crag with a bit 30km from Plettenberg Bay in the direction of bouldering not too far from GrahamstownPort Elizabeth. 7 sport routes & an amazing pinnacle. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/groot-rivier-plettenberg-bay On-line route discriptions]
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| [[Fort Fordyce]] Grips || ''image needed'' || Sport & Trad || A few sport huge quartzite slab face at the eastern end of Baviaanskloof. Sport and trad routes can be found here visit Climbing the Amatoles for more information.[http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/grips-baviaanskloof Updated guide]
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| Graaff-Reinet [[Hogsback]] || [[File:Clm0167b.jpg|Steven Reed on 'Starstruck'image needed'' , Hogsback, EC|thumb|link=]] || Sport & Trad || Sport & trad routes near the caravan park under constructionon dolorite above Hogsback village. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing. Contact Herman van Rensburgco.za/location/hogsback Updated PDF Guide]
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 | Groot Rivier [[Howissen's Poort]] || ''image needed'' || Sport || There are 6 42 overhanging sport routes 25m long. From Plettenberg Bay head west along the N2 for about 32km. Some 8km past the R102 turn-off on sandstone quartzite close to Nature's Valley park at a gate just beyond the Groot Rivier BridgeGrahamstown. Go through the gate and 1 minute walk left (east) on a forest road and then head north up the slope to the right of the fire break for about 5 minutes. A cairn of white stones is visible -in the undergrowth to the left. Follow a vague trail for about 5minutes through the bush heading down to your left (south-west)[http://www. Find bolted lower offseasterncaperockclimbing. The Groot River bridge is visible about 1km away. There are 4 routes of moderate grade (17 to 20) below the lower offs. The 2 routes visible to the right (when facing the crag) are harder the right one being about 21.   | Grootrivierpoort || ''image needed'' || Sport & Trad || At the start of Baviaanskloof, a.k.a "Grips". Sport and trad routes. Contact Steven Reed from the MCSAco.za/location/howieson-s-poort-grahamstown Updated guide]
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| Hellspoort Joubertina || ''image needed'' || Sport & Trad || Crag near Grahamstown closed due to climbers littering!Sport & Trad climbing on quarzite in the Kouga mountains. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/kouga-wildernis-joubertina Updated guide]
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| [[HogsbackLady's Slipper]] || [[File:Clm0167bClm0164b.jpg|Steven Reed Eric de Beer on 'Starstruck'After Dinner Mint Boulder at Lady Slipper, Hogsback, ECEastern Cape|thumb|link=]] || Trad, Sport & Trad Bouldering || Sport Quartzite, mix of overhanging & trad slab routes near the beautiful town of Hogsback. Hogsback in the Amatola Region52 sport routes, Eastern Cape333 trad lines & more than 80 boulder problems. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/lady-s-slipper Updated guides]
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| [[Howissen's Poort/ScoopsMorgan Bay]] || ''image needed'' || Sport Trad || Short sport Sea cliffs with a subtropical feel, more than 600 short trad routes close to Grahamstownon dolerite. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/morgan-bay Updated guide]
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| Joubertina [[NSA, East London]] || ''image needed'' || Sport & Trad Predominantly sport climbing || Sport & Trad climbing in the Kouga mountainsIn East London, smooth vertical mudstone or siltstone. Contact Steven Reed More than 60 sport routes ranging from the MCSA16-32. There are a few trad routes. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/nsa Updated guide]
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| Keinrivier [[Pinnacle Gorge]] || ''image needed'' || ''?'' Sport & Trad || ''description needed''37 sport routes & more than 450 trad lines on sandstone quartzite mix. Access is sensitive. Please contact info@easterncaperockclimbing.co.za for more information.
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| [[Lady Slipper]] The Grots || [[File:Clm0164b.jpg''image needed'' |Eric de Beer on After Dinner Mint Boulder at Lady Slipper, Eastern Cape|thumb|link=]] Bouldering || Bouldering || ''description needed''area near Grahamstown. Quartzite.[http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/grots-bouldering-grahamstown Updated guide]
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| Lalapanzi Van Stadens || ''image needed'' [[File:Clm0160b.jpg|Hydrophilic, The Beach|thumb|link=]] || Trad Sport || A dolerite crag some 80km from East London (More than 300 sport routes on the way to Morgan Bay)quartzite about 35km out of Port Elizabeth. [http://www.easterncaperockclimbing. Only 7 trad routes have been opened so farco.za/location/van-stadens-gorge Updated guide]
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| [[Morgan BayWaterkloof]] || ''image needed'' [[File:Waterkloof-2010-16.jpg|Hydrophilic, Donovan Willis showing his guns on an unnamed 29 in Waterkloof, Eastern Cape| Trad thumb|link=]] || Sport | Seacliffs, brilliant short trad routes with | The kloof is a few good sport routes on a mix of doleriteclimbers dream. The area is pristine, sedimentary & granite. Route book at the Morgan Bay Hotelrock is excellent, or contact Derek Marshall on 083 681the walk-8713 in East Londonis short and in summer the kloof stays very cool. 315 routes here so farQuartzite.[http://www.easterncaperockclimbing.co.za/location/waterkloof-baviaanskloof-rock-climbing Updated PDF guide]
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| [[NSA, East LondonWindmill Hole]] || ''image needed'' || Sport & Trad || In East London, some sandstone with . 12 sport routes on vertical mudstone/siltstone ranging from 1715-26 and an open project with a few 25. 15 trad routes too.|-| [[Pinnacle Gorge]] || ''image needed'' || ''?'' || You need to be a member of the Mountain Club of South Africa Eastern Cape Section to access this area. |Easy walk-| Pompies Pillar || ''image needed'' || Trad || A short dolerite crag in East London with 1 sport route and a couple of trad lines, limited potential.|-| The Grots || ''image needed'' || Bouldering || Tiny bouldering area near Grahamstown.|-| [[The Shire]] || ''image needed'' || ''?'' || ''description needed''|-| Van Stadens Gorge || ''image needed'' || ''?'' || ''description needed''|-| Van Stadens River Dam || [[Filehttp:Clm0160b//www.jpg|Hydrophilic, The Beach|thumb|link=]] || Sport || About 10 sport routes close to Lady's Slippereasterncaperockclimbing. Contact Steven Reed from the MCSA.|-| [[Windmill Hole]] || ''image needed'' || Sport & Trad || In East London with some sport routes on sandstone ranging from 14-25 as well as 10 trad routesco.|za/location/windmill-| Yellow Sands || ''image needed'' || Sport || About 25km from East London, an amazing short dolerite crag. Access is sensitive please first contact Derek Marshall on 083 681hole-8713. There are 3 bolted lines graded 20east-24 and a few trad lines with some development potential.london Updated PDF Guide]
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==Eastern Cape Climbing Clubs==
There is an Eastern Cape section of the [http://easwww.mcsaeasterncaperockclimbing.orgco.za / MCSAEP Section] and the [http://www.ru.ac.za/sportsadmin/sportsclubs/mountain/ Rhodes University Mountain club].
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