A 600m goliath of rock. Rarely climbed due to lack of protected lines and bushiness in the Great Gully route.



Descriptions of the Great Gully Route can be found in the 1962/63 and 1991 guidebooks. As I haven't climbed this route, only due to the overgrowth of the line, I won't include many details here. Contact me if you'd like the old descriptions. You may also be able to find descriptions online through

This should be done during dry season, preferably towards the end when bush is at its yearly minimum.

Baboons live here so be aware and especially mind your possessions.


Access issues

No access issues to report. Upon hiking and driving around Rwot, we found the local community friendly and open to our climbing exploration.



I did not identify the best approach, however there is a village very near Rwot where you can park and camp. This village is opposite the Great Gully, so an alternative approach might be better.


Where to stay

You can reach this from Kalongo, or camp nearby.



Please build friendly relations with the local community to pave the way for future climbers. It would be great to get some bolts on this rock.



History timeline chart

First climbed in 1958, Rwot has rarely been climbed since due to lack or routes and the over-vegetated gully.


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FFA: Fritz Moravec, Stefan Ortmann, Josef Pfeffer & Karl Prein, 1958

FFA: George Hurley & Jean Hurley, 1963


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