Skip to Content

Routes : Africa : South Africa

South Africa

RSS FeedClick on "Routes" to subscribe to a RSS feed of all new routes added to this category. Click on "Ascents" for a RSS feed of all new ascents recorded in this category. Routes | Ascents

About South Africa:

Climbing in South Africa is larger than anywhere else on the African continent, this both due to demographics and the opportunities presented by the countries numerous mountain ranges and ragged, rocky shore lines. The climate varies greatly depending on ones location. In the Western Cape, those who are not familiar with the areas weather can be caught off guard in the winter months by strong storms which seem to appear out of nowhere, the Western Cape has a winter rainfall climate and most rain is a result of a cold front. In the northern parts of South Africa, there is a summer rainfall pattern and the weather is mostly convective, meaning climbers will often begin their climb in 30'C weather and an hour later have a severe thunderstorm downburst above them. The distinctive difference between the winter rainfall and the summer rainfall in South Africa is that the summer rainfall areas' showers usually only last a few minutes, while in the Western Cape it can last for days.

Forum Discussions (See all 38 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies More info on routes Confuscious 0 Jun 11 2013, 9:02 AM
No Replies Climbing partner in South Africa June/July 2010 fosterm6 0 May 08 2010, 5:35 AM
No Replies Cederberg- Approach and Gear Wahooyahoo 0 Jul 31 2009, 1:12 AM
No Replies South Africa Climbing advice climbaholic 0 Jun 16 2009, 8:20 PM
No Replies New routes at Triutjieskraal socialclimber 0 Oct 01 2006, 1:24 AM
No Replies Coming to South Africa Dec. 2005 reunionron 0 Dec 08 2005, 12:01 PM
With Replies Guidebooks for SA toml 3 Oct 07 2005, 2:03 AM
With Replies Sport climbing in South Africa infiniteliteseeker 1 Sep 12 2005, 10:37 PM
No Replies Wolwerivier of Sedgefield globetrottingmatt 0 Jul 31 2005, 12:29 PM
With Replies Ubombo/Lebombo Mountains (South Africa) izihlahla_zokuthula 1 Apr 17 2005, 7:00 AM
No Replies Rocklands in June??? extremesport 0 Mar 24 2005, 11:15 AM
With Replies Honeymooning in Noordhoek sashammer 4 Apr 07 2005, 1:37 AM
No Replies East London climbers... fretnut 0 Jan 30 2005, 10:40 AM
With Replies need help! i will be in capetown on 25th sept 04 rubberduck 1 Sep 19 2004, 8:36 PM
No Replies Climbing near Simon's Town barc 0 Aug 28 2004, 11:02 PM