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Pontok 3 

The Pontoks Rock Climbing 


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Location: -21.82442, 15.19932 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Immediately to the East of the Gross Spitzkoppe 1728m, the highest rock wall and mountain in the range, the 4 Pontoks starting with Pontokspitze (1) on the West and Pontok 4 on the Far East. Characterized by vast swaths of granite slab climbing, a mere couple of boldly led routes exist on each Pontok.

Getting There 

Immediately after passing through Spitzkoppe village and the gates of the Natural Reserve, the view will be filled by the rock slabs of the Pontok Domes.

Climbing Season

For the Africa area.

Weather station 24.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For The Pontoks
Rock Climbing Photo: A photo with line drawn in from the 2010 guidebook...

BYOND 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Africa : Namibia : ... : Pontok 3
This route is on the far left side of any of the other 2 or 3 existing routes on this immense slab of rock making up the South Face of Pontok 3. Boldly and brilliantly drilled on lead in impeccable style by Timmy, the original idea was to place many more bolts. Running out of power, time, and bolts while forging up the smooth slab, this futuristic "vision" for the line will have to wait for the added protection as we fully intend to return and properly equip it for mass entertainment:)...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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