Near Durban

 

Guided Rock Climbing near Durban

The city of Durban, located on the east coast, has a wide variety of traditional and sport rock climbing routes within a half hour drive of the city center and set in spectacular scenery

The routes are mainly single pitch and occasionally two pitches in length. There are both trad and sport venues to suite all abilities. Due to the closeness to the city, half and single day trips are possible.

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Feel free to contact us about any of the following venues:

Trad Climbing

* Monteseel – This crag, as in most of KwaZulu-Natal venues is made of high quality Sandstone. Monteseel is also Natal’s best traditional rock climbing area.

Grades vary from beginner to grade 28 (UK 6c US 5.12) There is easy access and a self catering hut at the cliff.

Monteseel Utopia pitch 2

Monteseel Utopia pitch 2

Monteseel Halucination Grade 22

Monteseel Halucination Grade 22

Guided rock climbing:
* White Umfolozi – This venue requires a 2 to 3 day trip. It is located in the heart of Zululand and is close to the Umfolozi Game Reserve. The crag is made up of Quartzite and there are over 100 trad and sport routes of all grades. Accommodation is in a rustic hut or tents on the banks or the Umfolozi River.

Prices on enquiry

High above the Umfolozi River

High above the Umfolozi River

Umfolozi main wall

Umfolozi main wall

Sport Climbing

* Shongweni – A premier sport venue with beginner to the countries hardest routes. The easier crag here is called the Magnetic Wall and is mostly slab climbing. The Wave Cave is all steep and overhanging with routes from grade 23 to 33. (5.11b to 5.13c)

Guided climbing:
* The Boneyard – Hard, steep slab sport routes. A good place to visit if time is short. Grades from 18 to 29. (UK 5a to 7a US 5.9 to 5:12c)
* Hilton cliffs. Some of Natal’s best sport and trad routes. Very good rock located in a Nature Reserve. All grades

Howick Falls Anthony van Tonder, Mark Misselhorn on 1st Ascent Stage fright

Howick Falls Anthony van Tonder, Mark Misselhorn on 1st Ascent Stage fright

Andy Wood on Glamorous Fool

Andy Wood on Glamorous Fool

Gavin Raubenheimer

Gavin is the owner & operator of Peak High Mountaineering. He is a certified Mountaineering Instructor (M.I.A.) endorsed by the Mountain Development Trust of SA. He is a NQF National Mountaineering (level 7), Cultural and Nature Guide (level 4). Gavin is a past President of the KwaZulu-Natal Section of the Mountain Club of SA. He has been involved in mountain rescue since 1992 and since 2005 has been the Convener of Mountain Rescue in the province. Want Gavin and his team at Peak High to guide you on a hike? Put yourself in the hands of the certified and experienced experts in mountain hiking, guiding and climbing. See Gavin's Google + profile