Gamkaberg - Little Karoo

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johannlanz
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Gamkaberg - Little Karoo

Post by johannlanz » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:07 pm

Although Gamkaberg was closed to rock climbing by Cape Nature, it has now been open for sometime and Cape Nature now supports and encourages rock climbing in the reserve. I realise that the wiki had never been updated with this info - but now has.

Gamkaberg is a very cool, very beautiful, user friendly, trad venue (mostly single pitch, but some multi-pitch) near Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo. Check it out some time.

The route guide (called Tierkloof) which contains all the necessary information can be downloaded free here.

Chris F
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Re: Gamkaberg - Little Karoo

Post by Chris F » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:01 pm

Looks like a cool little spot. Are the closures due to nesting birds?

Garron
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Re: Gamkaberg - Little Karoo

Post by Garron » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:00 pm

Hi,

Please be careful of the loose rock on the jam crack at Stone Wall (it is about grade 16(?)). There is a loose rock on top with rap tat on it.

I think some rap chains would be really great for this venue.

Garron

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