Ascent of Seweweekspoort Peak on 2016-08-08

Climber: Tobias Coetzee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 8, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Seweweekspoort Peak
    Location:South Africa
    Elevation:7628 ft / 2325 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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.
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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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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