Any decent beginners outdoor spots around Durban?

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CarbonSteele
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Any decent beginners outdoor spots around Durban?

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Hi all, I am not exaclty new to climbing and have been outdoor climbing quite a bit. Usially around Pretoria and the Magalies so I am not familiar with the Durban area at all.
I would like to take my sister outdoor for her first time and was wondering if there are any spots in/around Durban with fairly low grade clims (10-20) and are accesible after the floods? I'd really appreciate any input :o


grae22
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Re: Any decent beginners outdoor spots around Durban?

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Shongweni Dam and Winston Park are probably the most accessible, if you're willing to set up top-ropes with gear then Monteseel has plenty. Krantzkloof ("Kloof Gorge") is currently closed following the floods.

Check out Roger Nattrass' climbers guide to kzn - available at Southern Rock climbing gym (New Germany). There is a (more) up-to-date pdf for Winston Park here (https://sites.google.com/view/upphucktery) as well as other kzn info.

There's a couple of whatsapp groups around, pm me your number if you'd like to get on them.
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