Torre N'lundi - Sentinel Tower Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Torre N'lundi is the far left tower of the group (...
Incredible free-standing tower at the leading edge of the Black Rocks 'massif'. Overhanging on all sides, the tower looks like the mace of some giant cave man. We called Sentinel Tower (N'lundi = guardian, in the local language), because it stands out at the front of the rocks, keeping watch over the surrounding valley. Standing on the summit is a pretty awe-inspiring experience, as it feels like you have been stranded on a small deserted island in the sky. The summit platform is about 10 ft in diameter, then slopes off on all sides for about 20-30 ft to the abyss.
After turning on the small road into the village of Pungo Andongo, travel approximately 3 km then look for a dirt road on your left. The road is mostly grown over, but with a 4WD vehicle, it is possible to continue out the road for almost another km. The road will enter a clear dirt area (which looks like it was bulldozed), stay left through this area and look for faint vehicle tracks in the grass beyond. It may require one person to dismount and walk in front of the cars to find the path. Once the road ends at a small creek, continue across the creek, hiking in the direction of the tower (North), passing under a 150 ft tall 'boulder' on the way. You will occasionally pick up a faint trail, but continue due North, regardless of where the trail goes, to the base of the tower. The base of the tower is quite easy to circumnavigate once you get there.
Climbing Season For the Africa area.
Weather station 41.6 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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A striking line up the blunt, NE arete of the Sentinel Tower. Our "mega project" during our two week romp through the country. Unfortunately we had only had 3 days at Pedras Negras, and it took two full days just to bolt this line. Leaving only our final half day to attempt the first pitch. The first pitch starts with a little hop to gain a sloping jug, then up the obvious crack-like feature, stepping left as it peters out and gaining a semi-restful stance under the bulge. Then its a V8ish crux ...[more] Browse More Classics in International