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Pontoks

Spitzkoppe, NAMIBIA

Climbs 32 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces all

Crag features
Single and multi-pitch routes characterised by friction slabs and cracks on generally good quality granite. Approaches range from virtually roadside to several hours.

Both trad and bolted climbs exist. Some of the bolted routes have closely spaced bolts typical of sport climbs elsewhere - these tend to be the single pitch routes. Many of the multipitch bolted routes however are sportingly bolted, with long runouts and high first bolts making for some spicy climbing.

Grades are South African (equivalent to approx 1 grade lower in the Aussie system - i.e SA 13 = Aus 12.)

Guidebooks
Spitzkoppe & Pontoks, Namibia - a climbers guide (2001)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
 PONTOK SPITZE  
2Route of First Ascent17  
3Odyssey 201018 a1 * 
4To Bolt Or Not To Bolt18 ***1
5Abrasion17 ** 
6North Face21 *** 
7North-West Face18 a1 * 
 PONTOK 1  
9Normal Route to Pontok 110  
 PONTOK 2  
11South-West Crag15 * 
12Normal Route to Pontok 214  
 PONTOK 3  
14Xylocopid17 * 
15Azur15 * 
 PONTOK 4  
17West Face Route8  
18Normal Route to Pontok 413 * 
19Solitaire15 ** 
20Dinosaurier15  
21Nordwand19 * 
 Climb nameGradex
22Alte Sau15  
 HEIMATFREUND  
24Normalweg12  
25Dresdner Inferno17  
 GECKO ROCK  
27Gecko17  
 FELSENTEICH (WEST PEAK)  
29Normal Route10  
30Tafel Lager17 * 
31Sudweg14  
32Betty Blue18 * 
33Westrampe16 * 
 FELSENTEICH (MAIN PEAK)  
35Normal Route to Main Peak10  
36Trockner Weg15  
37Rock Art20 * 
38Russisch Brot14 * 
39Big Ben17 * 
40Orient Express16 * 
41Wahnsinnsverscheidung18 ** 
Access notes
Access possible by normal (non 4x4) car but the roads are rough so progress may be slow in places.

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