Ascent of Seweweekspoort Peak on 2016-08-08
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, August 8, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||South Africa|
| Elevation:||7628 ft / 2325 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI camped at Sandrivier about 2.5km for Stone Cottage. Apparently most people park at Stone Cottage, which is at the base of Seweweekspoort Peak. I started in a not-so-steep south-western direction following a stream. The idea was to reach the ridge to the west and walk to the summit. This route took me over several other 'peaks' and a very steep ridge, resulting in several unnecessary ups and downs. A clear line was not visible from the bottom. The route down, however, was easier to determine. This meant a scramble directly down to Stone Cottage in a third of the time. The rock formation generally is very brittle.
Snow en route to Seweweekspoort Peak (2016-08-08). Photo by Tobias Coetzee.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3855 ft / 1175 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3855 ft / 1175 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.2 mi / 10 km|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Clear|
Cold and windy on the rige, snow on southern side
| Gain on way in:||3855 ft / 1175 m|
| Distance:||4.2 mi / 6.7 km|
| Route:||Southwest, then east|
| Start Trailhead:||Stone Cottage 3773 ft / 1150 m|
| Time:||0 Days 3 Hours 0 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||3855 ft / 1175 m|
| Distance:||2.1 mi / 3.3 km|
| End Trailhead:||Stone Cottage 3773 ft / 1150 m|
| Time:||0 Days 1 Hours 9 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Tobias Coetzee
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