Climbing Guidebook of Rocklands, South Africa

Rocklands has been hyped by professional climbers already for years and this had led to more and more climbers to find their way to this bouldering paradise. When arriving to this place and gazing over the sea of rocks, you'll immediately realise why so many climbers fall in love with this place. The bouldering area is located in a remote semi-desert setting around Cederberg Wilderness Area. The varied red sandstone offers something for everyone and the style resembles indoor climbing with steep walls and athletic moves. If you climb 7A and up you will be spoiled in Rocklands but luckily with more than 2900 routes you're guaranteed to find something for everyone. The approaches vary from 5 minute walks to 1h hikes and the GPS trails in 27 Crags .premium make sure you'll find straight to the right place. You'll find more information about each sector from the links below. There's multiple guesthouses and campsites close to the bouldering area and you can find them all marked in the map below. Remember to book your accommodation early as many places get fully booked months before the season starts! As always, respect the nature by leaving no trace nor harming the vegetation. In addition, don't forget to get the climbing permit from Traveller's rest, de Pakhuys camping or online - this also supports the correct development of the area. Topos are made by Scott Noy, one of the developers of the area and the author of Rocklands Bouldering guidebooks. In case you open new problems in the area, help Scott to keep the topos updated and contact with the information about the problems. Since Rocklands area has limited internet, we highly recommend downloading the topos in the app for offline use in advance.

Rocklands map

Rocklands topos

2976 routes in 54 crags


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