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July 31 - August 06
  • 31
    31.July.Sunday

    Sport Climbing: Mt Everest

    All day
    2022.07.31-2022.08.02

    Date: 29 – 31 July 2022
    Venue: Mt Everest, Harrismith
    Meet Type: Sport Climbing
    Meet Leader: Geoff Comins
    Contact: geoffrey.comins@gmail.com

    Located on a private game reserve just north of Harrismith, Mount Everest (previously also known as Eagle Mountain) has it all. Over 140 sport routes, 12 multi pitch bolted routes, about 20 traditional lines, and some 120 boulder problems. Most climbing areas are suitable for beginners and advanced climbers alike and the views, especially on the multi pitch lines are spectacular, providing a real “out of Africa” feeling.

    The grade range of the 140 sport routes is 8-28, while the multi pitch bolted lines range from 11-28. Most of the routes are in the beginner/ intermediate range, making Mount Everest an ideal destination for less experienced climbers. In addition there are excellent traditional lines but the rock is soft, so one must make sure of gear placements. The 120 odd boulder problems vary from easy (3) to very hard (7C). Currently there is no route guide for the boulder problems. Similar to Swinburne, the rock is relatively soft and friable, with a good possibility of holds breaking off. Wearing of helmets, especially for belayers and people at the base, is highly advisable.

    Namibia

    All day
    2022.07.31-2022.08.10

    Date: 30 July – 9 August 2022
    Venue: Spitzkoppe / Omandumba / Swakopmund
    Meet Type: Trad climbing / Sport Climbing / Hiking / Exploring/ Relaxing
    Meet Leader: Paul Carstensten
    Contact: paulc@law.co.za

    Have you climbed the Matterhorn of Africa? Now is your opportunity to climb and explore this group of bold pink night peaks or inselbergs, located between Windhoek and Swakopmund in the Namib desert.

    There are variety of grades and routes including a scrambling route to the summit of Groot Spitzkop, multi-pitch, trad routes with grades 16 to 24, hard sport routes on the main peak and many trad and sports routes on the adjacent breaks including Pontoks, Boulder Valley, Rhino Horn, Sugar Loaf and Felsenteich.

    After 3 to 4 days we will then move to Omandumba for great sport climbing at Schattenwand, one day a hike through fantastic granite formations and other activities for another 3 to 4 days, and, then there is the possibility of a beach holiday a Swakopmund.

    See also https://www.mcnam.org/

  • 01
    01.August.Monday

    Namibia

    All day
    2022.08.01-2022.08.11

    Date: 30 July – 9 August 2022
    Venue: Spitzkoppe / Omandumba / Swakopmund
    Meet Type: Trad climbing / Sport Climbing / Hiking / Exploring/ Relaxing
    Meet Leader: Paul Carstensten
    Contact: paulc@law.co.za

    Have you climbed the Matterhorn of Africa? Now is your opportunity to climb and explore this group of bold pink night peaks or inselbergs, located between Windhoek and Swakopmund in the Namib desert.

    There are variety of grades and routes including a scrambling route to the summit of Groot Spitzkop, multi-pitch, trad routes with grades 16 to 24, hard sport routes on the main peak and many trad and sports routes on the adjacent breaks including Pontoks, Boulder Valley, Rhino Horn, Sugar Loaf and Felsenteich.

    After 3 to 4 days we will then move to Omandumba for great sport climbing at Schattenwand, one day a hike through fantastic granite formations and other activities for another 3 to 4 days, and, then there is the possibility of a beach holiday a Swakopmund.

    See also https://www.mcnam.org/

  • 02
    02.August.Tuesday

    Namibia

    All day
    2022.08.02-2022.08.12

    Date: 30 July – 9 August 2022
    Venue: Spitzkoppe / Omandumba / Swakopmund
    Meet Type: Trad climbing / Sport Climbing / Hiking / Exploring/ Relaxing
    Meet Leader: Paul Carstensten
    Contact: paulc@law.co.za

    Have you climbed the Matterhorn of Africa? Now is your opportunity to climb and explore this group of bold pink night peaks or inselbergs, located between Windhoek and Swakopmund in the Namib desert.

    There are variety of grades and routes including a scrambling route to the summit of Groot Spitzkop, multi-pitch, trad routes with grades 16 to 24, hard sport routes on the main peak and many trad and sports routes on the adjacent breaks including Pontoks, Boulder Valley, Rhino Horn, Sugar Loaf and Felsenteich.

    After 3 to 4 days we will then move to Omandumba for great sport climbing at Schattenwand, one day a hike through fantastic granite formations and other activities for another 3 to 4 days, and, then there is the possibility of a beach holiday a Swakopmund.

    See also https://www.mcnam.org/

  • 03
    03.August.Wednesday

    Namibia

    All day
    2022.08.03-2022.08.13

    Date: 30 July – 9 August 2022
    Venue: Spitzkoppe / Omandumba / Swakopmund
    Meet Type: Trad climbing / Sport Climbing / Hiking / Exploring/ Relaxing
    Meet Leader: Paul Carstensten
    Contact: paulc@law.co.za

    Have you climbed the Matterhorn of Africa? Now is your opportunity to climb and explore this group of bold pink night peaks or inselbergs, located between Windhoek and Swakopmund in the Namib desert.

    There are variety of grades and routes including a scrambling route to the summit of Groot Spitzkop, multi-pitch, trad routes with grades 16 to 24, hard sport routes on the main peak and many trad and sports routes on the adjacent breaks including Pontoks, Boulder Valley, Rhino Horn, Sugar Loaf and Felsenteich.

    After 3 to 4 days we will then move to Omandumba for great sport climbing at Schattenwand, one day a hike through fantastic granite formations and other activities for another 3 to 4 days, and, then there is the possibility of a beach holiday a Swakopmund.

    See also https://www.mcnam.org/

  • 04
    04.August.Thursday

    Namibia

    All day
    2022.08.04-2022.08.14

    Date: 30 July – 9 August 2022
    Venue: Spitzkoppe / Omandumba / Swakopmund
    Meet Type: Trad climbing / Sport Climbing / Hiking / Exploring/ Relaxing
    Meet Leader: Paul Carstensten
    Contact: paulc@law.co.za

    Have you climbed the Matterhorn of Africa? Now is your opportunity to climb and explore this group of bold pink night peaks or inselbergs, located between Windhoek and Swakopmund in the Namib desert.

    There are variety of grades and routes including a scrambling route to the summit of Groot Spitzkop, multi-pitch, trad routes with grades 16 to 24, hard sport routes on the main peak and many trad and sports routes on the adjacent breaks including Pontoks, Boulder Valley, Rhino Horn, Sugar Loaf and Felsenteich.

    After 3 to 4 days we will then move to Omandumba for great sport climbing at Schattenwand, one day a hike through fantastic granite formations and other activities for another 3 to 4 days, and, then there is the possibility of a beach holiday a Swakopmund.

    See also https://www.mcnam.org/

  • 05
    05.August.Friday

    Namibia

    All day
    2022.08.05-2022.08.15

    Date: 30 July – 9 August 2022
    Venue: Spitzkoppe / Omandumba / Swakopmund
    Meet Type: Trad climbing / Sport Climbing / Hiking / Exploring/ Relaxing
    Meet Leader: Paul Carstensten
    Contact: paulc@law.co.za

    Have you climbed the Matterhorn of Africa? Now is your opportunity to climb and explore this group of bold pink night peaks or inselbergs, located between Windhoek and Swakopmund in the Namib desert.

    There are variety of grades and routes including a scrambling route to the summit of Groot Spitzkop, multi-pitch, trad routes with grades 16 to 24, hard sport routes on the main peak and many trad and sports routes on the adjacent breaks including Pontoks, Boulder Valley, Rhino Horn, Sugar Loaf and Felsenteich.

    After 3 to 4 days we will then move to Omandumba for great sport climbing at Schattenwand, one day a hike through fantastic granite formations and other activities for another 3 to 4 days, and, then there is the possibility of a beach holiday a Swakopmund.

    See also https://www.mcnam.org/

  • 06
    06.August.Saturday

    Namibia

    All day
    2022.08.06-2022.08.16

    Date: 30 July – 9 August 2022
    Venue: Spitzkoppe / Omandumba / Swakopmund
    Meet Type: Trad climbing / Sport Climbing / Hiking / Exploring/ Relaxing
    Meet Leader: Paul Carstensten
    Contact: paulc@law.co.za

    Have you climbed the Matterhorn of Africa? Now is your opportunity to climb and explore this group of bold pink night peaks or inselbergs, located between Windhoek and Swakopmund in the Namib desert.

    There are variety of grades and routes including a scrambling route to the summit of Groot Spitzkop, multi-pitch, trad routes with grades 16 to 24, hard sport routes on the main peak and many trad and sports routes on the adjacent breaks including Pontoks, Boulder Valley, Rhino Horn, Sugar Loaf and Felsenteich.

    After 3 to 4 days we will then move to Omandumba for great sport climbing at Schattenwand, one day a hike through fantastic granite formations and other activities for another 3 to 4 days, and, then there is the possibility of a beach holiday a Swakopmund.

    See also https://www.mcnam.org/