Although Blouberg has many shorter routes, and endless bouldering possibilities, multi-pitch traditional climbing, especially on the North Wall, is what it’s all about. This NE facing wall can get extremely hot or cold during different times of the year, though it is mostly very hot while in the sun (until 13:00 in summer and later in winter). Make sure to pack enough water and sun block in your day pack. The routes are long, technically challenging with the added mental challenge of being on a remote, exposed piece of rock in the middle of nowhere. Irrespective of the grade you choose to climb, be prepared for your skills to be tested, at least until you become more familiar with the rock / setting. Once on top of Blouberg there is still an hour’s hike down the descent gully, aptly named The Maze, to be negotiated. As mentioned previously, it is best to tag along with someone who has done it all before.