King's kloof

Name of venue

King’s Kloof, Krugersdorp

Information courtesy of Neil Margetts

Brief summary of venue

King’s Kloof is a sport climbing area located on unspoilt private land in Rocky Valley, near Krugersdorp.   Its sunny orientation makes it an ideal winter day crag, though shady spots can be found in summer.    The routes are mostly suitable for beginners / intermediate climbers, with uneven terrain making some of the belaying tricky – look out for the conveniently placed belay safety bolts.  A 60 metre rope and 12 quickdraws will get you up all the routes.

Permit/ permission info

On arrival climbers must book in with Derek Schneider, Rocky Valley’s manager, Cell: 083 326 8618.  You’ll have to sign an indemnity form and pay R30 per person for the day.   The land is owned by religious organisations so please ensure that you abide by the rules specified in the route guide to ensure long-term access to this venue.

Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg

Less than 45 minutes.

Parking information

Parking is by the Achterbergh gate, on either side of the road just before the bridge or over the bridge once it is completed.

Info on walk in

Climbing is within easy walking access from the parking area.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available, for bookings contact Derek Schneider at Rocky Valley, Cell: 083 326 8618, or Betsie Slippers at Achterbergh, Tel: 011 954 5533.   No camping is allowed.

Availability of water for drinking

Bring your own water.

Climbing route guide

Online guide: http://www.climb.co.za/wiki/index.php/King's_Kloof

Climbing information

At present there are over 20 fully equipped sport routes ranging in length from 5 – 30 metres and in grade from 12 to the high 20s.  Most routes are in the beginner/ intermediate range.

Lunch spots

Plenty of shady spots.

Child friendly

Some of the belay ground is very uneven so not suitable for toddlers.

Swimming

There is a river, use your discretion.

Camp fires

No fires permitted.

Dangers

 

Contacts

Derek Schneider at Rocky Valley, Cell: 083 326 8618 or Betsie Slippers at Achterbergh, Tel: 011 954 5533.