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1. Northwest Province 997 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 25.519619, -26.268149

1.1. Magaliesberg 925 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 27.522747, -25.810987

1.1.1. Boulder Kloof 68 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.2. Cedarberg 120 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.1.3. Fernkloof 84 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 27.310379, -25.806099

1.1.4. GrootKloof 128 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 27.408160, -25.845302

1.1.5. Lower Tonquani Kloof 129 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.6. Mhlabatini 136 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 27.320391, -25.809482

1.1.7. Trident Kloof 111 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 27.661965, -25.774880

1.1.8. Upper Tonquani Kloof 145 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.1.9. Hamerkop Kloof 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

1.2. Potchefstroom Crag 0 routes in Crag

1.3. The Chosspile 48 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 27.849339, -25.719400

Description:

Chosspile is a sport climbing area above the Hartbeespoort Dam, within an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. It comprises of 3 climbing sectors with grades ranging between 11 and 32. Routes at Chosspile are fully bolted and range in grade from 11 – 32, with a couple of projects which will be among the hardest in SA once opened. The height range of the routes is between 12 to 30 metres, so a 60 metre rope is sufficient. The Harry Potter area has the highest concentration of easier routes while Lord of the Rings is most suitable for experienced strong climbers.

Access Issues:

Due to past safety issues, as of mid 2011 the following access arrangements were negotiated by the MCSA with Mount Amanzi, which has legal control of the land:

Only recognised climbing club members (MCSA, SANCF, or University) who have an up-to-date membership card, with a photo, are allowed to climb at the Chosspile.

Each club member is allowed a single guest.

Members and guests first report to Mount Amanzi’s reception (same side of the road, but across the river from the Chosspile) where they sign an indemnity and pay R30 per person. Climbers are then given a wrist band for the day, which identifies them to guards both at the parking area and the crags.

Although guards are paid R5 per guest, please feel free to supplement their earnings.

Note: Yearly passes are available.

Approach:

Walk ins are short but steep and range from about 15 minutes (Harry Potter) to 30 minutes (Wall of Aglarond and Lord of the Rings).

Where To Stay:

Due to its proximity to Johannesburg, the Chosspile is ideal for a day’s outing. However, accommodation is available at Mount Amanzi:www.mountamanzi.co.za

1.3.1. The Man Cave 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 27.846745, -25.719611

1.3.2. Harry Potter Area 23 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 27.847174, -25.720258

1.3.3. Lord of The Rings 15 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 27.849564, -25.721652

1.3.4. Wall Of Aglarond 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 27.849622, -25.722939

1.4. Radioactive 24 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 27.905921, -25.807595

Access Issues:

This area used to be closed to climbing - please treat it and the land owners with respect to ensure we as climbers continue to have access.

1.4.1. Hiroshima 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 27.905827, -25.807267

Unique Features And Strengths:

This crag has few but a good range of lines. 14-20.

Approach:

From the entrance gate, drive along the tar road for about 200m, then turn left onto a dirt road. Take the first right and follow the road until a point where the road splits into 3. There is a sign here ‘Starting Point’. Take the leftmost track and wind your way for about 500m down to the river. This track is narrow and if you are worried about scratching the paint of your car, it is suggested that you walk this section, parking at the split in the roads. As you approach the river, just after a section of scree to you left, you will see the Hiroshima crag to your left. There is a white square piece of metal 1m x 1m at the base of the crag in its centre

1.4.2. Nagasaki 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 27.904845, -25.808001

Unique Features And Strengths:

Good range of fun lines ranging from 12-21. Belayers beware! NB: Plenty loose rock! Climbers check bolts before clipping!

Approach:

As for Hiroshima, but follow the good path /road for 100m more, then around a corner heading rightward. You are now just above the river bank. Follow this for a 100m where you will see the crag on your right.

1.4.3. Ground Zero 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad
Unique Features And Strengths:

Beginners crag. Lines range from 14-16.

Approach:

From the entrance gate, follow the main road down towards the river. Keep right at the split in the road and drive into the main recreational area. The crag lies to your right.