Namibian Rock Tour
Join us for a two-week guided climbing trip visiting some of the best climbing areas in Namibia.
We focus on the central and western regions of the country moving from desert to bushveld ecosystems as we explore a fascinating land of stark contrasts and wide open spaces.
The highlights of the trip are climbing the Great Spitzkop – the ‘Matterhorn’ of Namibia – and the domes and boulders of the Erongo mountains. We climb single- and multi-pitch sport and traditional routes, mostly on granite rock, but also on sandstone.
Ancient desert landscapes, rich wildlife of the Erongos and the Waterberg Plateau, San/Bushman rock art, diverse cultures, wide open spaces, fine weather and friendly people.
Please note: This itinerary is subject to change.
Arrive at Hosea Kotako International airport outside Windhoek. Drop off baggage at guest house and refresh. Climb single-pitch sport routes in Harmony Gorge, just south of Windhoek, in the afternoon. Overnight in Windhoek guest house.
Drive to the Great Spitzkop. Set up camp ‘in the wilds’ beneath Great Spitzkop and get orientated, with optional late afternoon sport climbing at the base of the Spitzkop. Overnight at Spitzkop camp.
Climb the Great Spitzkop via the Standard Route. Optional late afternoon sport climbing. Overnight at Spitzkop camp.
Climb in the Spitzkoppe area, either another route on the Great Spitzkop, or on one of the four Pontok Spitze, or on the Sugarloaf, and/ or single-pitch sport climbing on the big boulders scattered around the base of the Great Spitzkop. Overnight at Spitzkop camp.
Climb in the Spitzkoppe area, either another route on the Great Spitzkop, or on one of the four Pontok Spitze, or on the Sugarloaf, and/ or sport climbing. Overnight at Spitzkop camp.
Pack up and drive via Usakos to Ameib Ranch, a game farm on the southern edge of the nearby Erongo mountains. Set up camp and explore or climb sport routes on the Ranch in the afternoon. Overnight at Ameib Ranch campsite.
Rest day, with the option of climbing sport routes. Relax and rest at the Ranch or walk and explore in the area, including viewing rock art, for the day. Game drive in the late afternoon. Overnight at Ameib Ranch campsite.
Pack up and drive to Omandumba, on the northern fringe of the Erongo mountains. Set up camp in the wilds and go climbing on single-pitch sport routes in the afternoon. Overnight at Omandumba wilderness camp.
Climb in the Omandumba area. Overnight at Omandumba wilderness camp.
Climb in the early morning, then pack up and drive to the Waterberg Plateau Park. Set up camp at the serviced campstie. Time at leisure at the campsite for the remainder of the day, or possibly some exploration. Overnight in Waterberg Plateau Park campsite.
Possible early morning game viewing drive. Climb on the plateau cliffs in the Park. Overnight in Waterberg Plateau Park campsite.
Possible early morning game viewing drive. Climb on the plateau cliffs in the Park. Pack up and drive back to Windhoek in the afternoon. Overnight in Windhoek guest house.
Climb trad and sport routes at Falkenstein for the day. Overnight in Windhoek guest house.
Climb at Harmony Gorge in the morning, or time at leisure before departuring.
This trip is suitable for climbers with, at least, a few years climbing experience (including traditional climbing as a seconder) with a moderate level of mountain walking fitness.
Climbers should be competent climbing multiple pitches and seconding on traditional routes of, at least, grade:SA -17 : UK – HVS 5a : USA – 5.9 : Fr – 5c+ : W Ger – 6
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