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Balk River Dam | Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

Bulk River Dam

The rock is quartzite & sandstone. The climbing is not quite as awesome as the place. The routes are a bit short, but there are interesting paths, bridges, stairs & walk ways that make it a sweet tame climbing area. Ideal place to combine less adventurous family picnicing & climbing. There some potential for new routes & sometime soon we plan to put up a few sport lines. There is also fair potential for boulder problems with nice landings.


Balk River Dam is on Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipal land. Access is restricted, need to get permission to go there, but normally this is not too much of an issue. Derek Marshall can assist with this. Please contact 0836818713 or info@easterncaperockclimbing.co.za  for more information.


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