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Gamkaberg now open to trad climbing

CapeNature 27 October 2016 Gamkaberg now open to trad climbing

The MCSA (CT Section) and CapeNature have been working closely over more than the past year to open Gamkaberg to trad climbing at Tierkloof.

The site offers good quality, single- and two-pitch trad climbing with easy approaches and descents in beautiful, pristine surroundings. The climbing is on hard quartzitic sandstone similar to Montagu but with many beautiful, vertical finger cracks and corners.

A comprehensive guidebook for climbing at Gamkaberg, compiled by Johann Lanz and Tony Lourens (Blue Mountain Design & Publishers) is available for download (free). As well as showing the climbing areas, the guidebook also indicates the places where climbing is NOT allowed. Anyone wishing to climb at Gamkaberg MUST be in possession of this guidebook, whether in digital or hardcopy format. The hardcopy booklet is available at the Gamkaberg reception for R50 each.

Climbing at Gamkaberg is subject to a number of conditions which MUST be adhered to at all times. Please see the full list of conditions on the Gamkaberg page.



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