Spitzkoppe & Pontoks: Namibia, a Climber's Paradise

A comprehensive traditional and sport climbing guide to Spitzkoppe, Pontoks and Aussenkehr in Namibia.
Haber, Eckhardt; Lourens, Tony
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Title: Spitzkoppe & Pontoks: Namibia, a Climber's Paradise
Type: Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Guide
Authors: Eckhardt Haber; Tony Lourens
Publisher: Blue Mountain Design & Publishing
3rd edition. Cape Town, South Africa 2010
ISBN 9780620476010 / ISBN 978-0-620-47601-0
Softcover, 14x20 cm, 144 pages, throughout colour and b/w photos


The new edition of the Spitzkoppe and Pontoks guide is out. It has been nearly 10 years since the last edition and in that time the area has seen a lot of development by local and foreign climbers alike. There are stacks more multi-pitch routes and single pitch climbs, making the Spitzkoppe area a veritable climber's paradise, with many trad, semi-bolted and sport routes living side by side. Included in the back of the book is the relatively new climbing area in the King's Throne Canyon of Aussenkehr, which lies on the banks of the Orange River, approximately mid-way between Cape Town and Windhoek, making it a perfect stop over on your trip to Spitzkoppe, or indeed a trip on its own. The climbing here is unique and well worth the journey.

Content: Spitzkoppe & Pontoks: Namibia, a Climber's Paradise

Spitzkoppe and Pontoks
History of Spitzkoppe and Pontoks
Geography and Climate
Medical Facilities
Spitzkoppe Geology
English/German Translation
Guide to Aid Ratings
Grade Comparison Table
First Ascents of Main Peaks
Use of Guide
Safety Guidelines
A Note on Gear
Surviving in Namibia
How to Get There
Camping and the Environment
Namibian Road Map
Spitzkoppe Locality Map
Spitzkoppe and Pontoks Plan
View from the south
Spitzkoppe Plan View
Peaks West of Spitzkoppe
Honeymoon Rock
Pontoks Plan View
Felsenteich Plan View
Great Spitzkoppe
Main Summit
South West Wall
East Face
Peaks West of Spitzkoppe
Peaks East of Spitzkoppe
The Pontoks
Pontok Spitze
Pontok 1
Pontok 2
Pontok 3
Pontok 4
Peaks in Vicinity of Spitzkoppe
Agulla Marcelino
Sugar Loaf
South East Face
East Face
North East Face
South West Face
Rhino Horn and Vicinity

Boulder Valley
Bushman Rock
Dinosaur Rock
Elephant Rock South
Elephant Rock North
Rhino Rock
Lion Rock
Felsenteich West Peak
Felsenteich Main Peak
Climbing Chronology
GPS Coordinates
Index of Routes by Grade
General Information
King's Throne Canyon

Not to be Sneared at Sector
The Block House
The Enchanted Sector
The River Gang Sector
The Flame Sector
The Sunset Sector
The Excavation Sector
The Watch Tower
Gamkap Crag