Hanglip North

Name of venue Hanglip North, Limpopo Province

Information courtesy of Ulrike Kiefer

Brief summary of venue  A multi-pitch trad climbing area with 39 climbs from grade 16 upwards in a pristine bushveld area with excellent hiking possible in the hills and gullies over the entire north and south range.
Permit/ permission info  The area is owned by the SA National Defence Force and written permission from the army is required. Apply well in advance.
Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg  3 ½ hours to army gate and another ½ hour to the camp area. A car with good ground clearance is required; 4×4 is advisable but not essential.
Parking information Car camping, so park next to tents at the campsite; parking is free of charge and safe.
Info on walk in  The walk from the camp to the base of the climbs takes between half an hour to an hour for most climbs. It is possible to drive some way towards climbs that are further away.
Accommodation  Bush camping next to cars. There are no facilities available, nor are there any camping or access fees charged.
Availability of water for drinking  All water to be brought in.
Climbing route guide  RD available from MCSA Jhb Administrator, otherwise contact Ulrike Kiefer for a scanned copy.
Climbing information  39 recorded multi-pitch trad climbs, ranging between grades 16 and 20 up 200 to 300 meter cliffs.  Climbing is mostly in the sun, but shade is possible.  Walk off via various gullies.
Child friendly  Camping and hiking yes, climbing no.
Swimming  No.
Camp fires  Allowed at the camp site.
Other attractions Pristine bushveld, with some game, as well as many birds and plants.
Dangers  Absolutely safe as army territory is fenced in.
Contacts Access should be arranged with the army via the MCSA Jhb Section; private parties will not be allowed,

Tel: 011 067 0326 15h00-18h00 weekdays), Fax: 011 067 0326, Email:admin@jhb.mcsa.org.zaFor copies of the RD, contact Ulrike Kiefer, Email:ukiefer@icon.co.za