Climbs 65
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 1401m a.s.l
Faces all

rumours of rain © joolskilly

Crag features

Single and multi-pitch routes characterised by friction slabs and cracks on generally excellent quality granite in a spectacular setting. 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.)

Approach notes

Accessible by normal vehicle.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Spitzkoppe (Main Summit) 
2Normal Route17 **3
3NNW Face Route
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18 a1 ** 
4West Face (Schreiber's Route)
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19 * 
5East Face
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19 a1 ** 
6North East Frontal Route
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18 ** 
7Fool's Gold for Iron Pirates
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20 * 
 Spitzkoppe (SW Wall) 
9South West Ridge Gully
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6  
10Herero Arch
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27 a1 *** 
11INXS24 *** 
12SW Wall Route
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24 ***1
13Royale Flush
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21 *** 
14Tourmaline
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20 a2 ** 
 Sugar Loaf 
16NE Face
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17 * 
17Crystal Faith
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18 * 
18The Great White Dyke
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16  
19Aeons Of Time
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22 ** 
20Clouds of Hope
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21 *** 
21Winds Of Despair
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17 ** 
22Rivers Of Sand
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19 ** 
23Desert Rose13 * 
24Unnamed Route
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17 ** 
25Rumours Of Rain
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21 **1
26Metamorphose
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25 *** 
27Desert Storm
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21 *** 
 Bushmans Rock 
29Pot
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10 4
30Poison
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23 ** 
31Arrow
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20 **1
32Bow
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17 **2
 Dinosaur Rock 
34La De Tots
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19 **1
35Bonsai
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15 *1
36Rex
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28 *** 
37Desert Sports
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27 ***1
38Jurrasic Park
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29 *** 
39Fan The Flame
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23 ***2
 Elephant Rock 
41Jumbo
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15 *2
42Tusker
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17 *1
43Mastadon
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18 *2
44Mammut
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18 **3
45Loxodonta
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20 **2
46Ivory
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21 **1
47Trunk
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17 *1
 Rhino Rock 
49Cerather
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17 **2
50Bicornis
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18 **2
 Lion Rock 
52Trad Route15 * 
53Natural Route15 ** 
54Leo
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20 ***1
55Fangs
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22 *** 
56Claws
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19 ***2
57Panthera
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21 ** 
58Mane
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21 **2
59Cub
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15 **2
60Unnamed Route 2
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18 ** 
61Sable Tooth
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21 *** 
 The Bull Ring Sector 
63De Boca Terosa
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21 *1
 Klipdachswand 
65Commiphra
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17 ** 
66Moringa
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19 *** 
67Dichotoma
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20 *** 
68Opaal
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27 ** 
69Open OceanProject  
 Rhino Horn, Spitzkoppe Tooth & Spitzkoppe Spire 
71Goldfinger
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22 ** 
72Sprungschanze
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23 ** 
73Giftzwerz
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24 ** 
 Adder Rock 
75Desert Candle
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16 * 
 Barney's Garage 
77Barney's Garage
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23 * 
78Watersports20 ***1
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