Spitzkoppe & Pontoks
3rd trad pitch on Slab Chips
The 1728m high Spitzkoppe is one of Namibia’s most recognizable landmarks, rises mirage-like above the dusty pro-Namib plains of southern Damaraland. Its dramatic shape has inspired its nickname, the Matterhorn of Africa.
Rock climbers please note: Bolting is not permitted without the prior consent of the Mountain Club Namibia in collaboration with the Spitzkoppe management.
Should you wish to bolt a new route, please contact email@example.com
Roland at the trad traverse on 2-Peg Arch, Pontok 2
The Spitzkoppe/Pontok area is the premier rock climbing destination in Namibia. With over 100 sport- and trad routes to choose from on sculptured rock faces, with burning red sunsets and a breathtaking view into the Namib desert, this magical area has attracted climbers all over the world and yet you still find uncrowded climbing routes and wilderness.
guide book is available at selected bookshops
in Windhoek and Swakopmund
There is no mountain rescue operating in Namibia.
In case of an emergency, contact
+264 81 850 2566 | +264 81 149 0827