Hanglip South

Name of venue Hanglip South, Limpopo Province

Information courtesy of Ulrike Kiefer

Brief summary of venue  A multi-pitch trad climbing area with 20 climbs between grades 14 and 22 in Entabeni, a big 5 game reserve. The area is typically accessed from the Hanglip North camp site.
Permit/ permission info  Written permission from Entabeni Game Reserve is required.
Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg  3 ½ hours to gate and ½ hour from gate to drop off.
Parking information  Park at Entabeni Game Reserve entrance. Climbers will be driven by Entabeni staff to the start of the climb and collected again in the afternoon. No fees charged.
Info on walk in  The walk from the drop-off to climbs is half to one hour for most climbs.
Accommodation  No camping possible at present. Accommodation in the Entabeni Game Reserve is an expensive option.
Availability of water for drinking  All water for the day to be brought in.
Climbing route guide  RD available from MCSA Jhb Administrator, otherwise contact Ulrike Kiefer for a scanned copy.
Climbing information  There are 20 recorded multi-pitch trad climbs at Hanglip South between grades 14 to 22 and 200 to 300 metres in length.  Climbs are mostly in the sun, though some are in shade.  Descend by walking off via various gullies.
Child friendly  Not suitable for children, as there’s no camping and hiking is a problem.
Swimming  No.
Camp fires  No.
Other attractions  Pristine bushveld and big 5 game park. Game can be viewed during the drive to the crags.
Dangers  Absolutely safe.
Contacts ·Access should be arranged 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.za

·For copies of the RD, contact Ulrike Kiefer, Email:ukiefer@icon.co.za