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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. 

 

Access

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 Falcon Rock. Falcon Rock 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/ 

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