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Spitzkoppe & Pontoks 

Rhino Horn
Roland&Maarten climbing SW Wall Photo by

Rhino Horn

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

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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.

The Spitzkoppe/Pontoks 

guide book is available at selected bookshops

in Windhoek and Swakopmund

Please note:

There is no mountain rescue operating in Namibia.

In case of an emergency, contact

Spitzkoppen Lodge

+264 81 850 2566 | +264 81 149 0827

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