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Lady's Slipper | Rock Climbing | Port Elizabeth

Lady’s Slipper | Rock Climbing

People have been rock climbing on the Lady's Slipper since 1954. Situated 35km out of Port Elizabeth, the climbing routes are a pleasant walk up a hill. The boulders are scattered, but most are at the base of the Slipper. Rock is quartzite. There are 52 sport routes, 333 short trad routes & about 90 boulder problems. There is some potential for new routes & there are still boulder problems being discovered. 



The Mountain Club of South Africa, Eastern Province Section (EP MCSA) bought the Lady’s Slipper on the 30 June 1964. Entrance to members is free, but you maybe required to show your membership card. Non-members are required to pay R20 per person for a permit from the bar at  Falcon Rock.  

The easiest route onto the Slipper is via the Adventure Centre at Falcon Rock. The Adventure Centre is a fantastic relaxed pub where most climbers stop for a beer on the way home. They are used to sweaty dirty climbers. They are also your best bet for accomodation in the area. http://www.falconrock.co.za/ 

Access to the climbing at Falcon Rock, there is a Day Visitor fee of R30pp. All members of Eastern Cape Rock Climbing and Valley Crag members will be exempt from payment.

All climbers, including members of the said groups, will need to complete an indemnity at the Adventure Centre before proceeding.  In case of nobody being present to assist, during odd hours etc, Gary's contact number is presented on the board at the office where he will be available to assist telephonically. 

Please understand that due to public liability reasons and the presence of a shooting range, guests not signing in will be considered trespassing.

Every 2nd Saturday the Black Powder Club hold a shoot from 2pm to 4:30pm and access to the “Rock“ will need to be via the upper trails.  Feel free to grab me on whatsapp anytime to check if there’s a shoot on.

Entrance times are from 8am to 5pm daily.