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Towerkop | Rock Climbing

Towerkop was first climbed by Gustav Nefdt, a local farmer, who solo climbed to the top of the Western Summit in 1885. This is the first recorded rock route in South Africa.

For a comprehensive history, please check out the  Towerkop History PDF on this site.

Towerkop has 116 naturaly protected rock climbing routes. The sandstone & quartzite mixed rock lends itself to naturally protected routes. Please note; there are no sport routes on Towerkop. No bolts what so ever should be placed. Towerkop is a traditional climbing area.

There is potential for boulder problems near the Shepard's Hut. It would be a long walk with pads.

Climbing at Towerkop is a proper mountain experiance. Enjoy the adventure!



Access is not restricted, but the path up Towerkop is partly on private land. Please contact info@easterncaperockclimbing.co.za  to be advised of the current arrangement for access.  Remember politeness & manners will rule the day.