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Felsteich Corridor 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Old Graves Site Area 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Pontoks, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
West Pontoks and Campsite 13/14 Slab 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 1,050 ft
GPS: -21.836, 15.178 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Sahmejil on Sep 23, 2014
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Description

Within reservation. Multitude of trad and sport climbs on a national heritage site. Hard granite peak - the Matterhorn of Namibia

Getting There

On the B2 Road to Swakopmund, 24km to the west of Usakos, take the road North toward Uis . After 1km turn West toward Hentiesbaai. After 28km turn North for another 12km. The entrance to the reserve is on the left, as the damara school is on your right.

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This place has been way too under reported. Think City of Rocks but on a way larger "big wall" scale. Two tiny sentences to describe this place and very recently at that, is nothing more than an insult to phenomenal climbing and better potential. Camping is exceptional with great facilities nestled in the rocks. The most recent guidebook seems to be nowhere to be found, and I cling to a 90s copy I can't remember anymore where was obtained.

The drive from Windhoek is comparable to Moab from Salt Lake City, but it reminds one of Utah's West Desert granite more than canyon country. Check this place out...you won't regret it. Dec 23, 2014
Kevin Frederick
Lusaka, ZM
Kevin Frederick   Lusaka, ZM
Is it too hot to climb here in December/January?

Also, a travel agent told me guides are mandatory -- true? Oct 10, 2016
Richard Ford
Windhoek, NA
Richard Ford   Windhoek, NA
100's of climbs and such an awesome place to visit regardless of the world class climbing. I'm fortunate to call this place home. Jun 12, 2018
Kevin, i have been there in December. Indeed, it was very hot, but I still enjoyed it.
June-September much better weather wise.
Guides are not mandatory, though if you are not a rock climber, but a hiker, you may need one. We are here now and it is cold!!! Jul 24, 2018 · Lost & Found

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