– Lat/Long: 29.33° S 29.48° E

SfGiant's Castle – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering information


Giant's Castle mountain guide

Giants Castle, Giant's Castle photo

Giant's Castle

Photo credit: Hermann

Camping under Giants Castle, Giant's Castle photo

Giant's Castle

Photo credit: Hermann Kühne

Cathedral Peak, Giant's Castle photo

Giant's Castle

Photo credit: Khulekani Martin Mhlongo

  • Elevation: 3280 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: March, April, May, August, September
  • Convenient center: Mooi River , Escourt

Giant's Castle Climbing Notes

Gavin Raubenheimer. Peak High Mountaineering from SOUTH AFRICA writes:

Giant's Castle summit is accessible via Giant's Castle Pass and is a tough hike usually taking 2 days round trip. The south side is home to the best water-ice climbing in southern Africa. The north face has some good rock routes on, including Schole's Route (7 pitch moderate) and Sherman's Route, an easy 2 pitch route.


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