I spent a fine Sunday sport-climbing at Chosspile near Hartbeespoort in the North West province with the Mountain Club South Africa – Johannesburg section.
It is less than one hours’ drive from central Johannesburg. The crags are on private property owned by Rissik estates and rented by the Mt. Amanzi resort. There are strict access rules to the site.
Climbers must be a member or guest of a member of MCSA or a university climbing club before they can access the site via Mt. Amanzi. Members pay a R30 entrance fee. Guests of members pay R50.
Access to the crags is via a steep walk-in through the forest.
There are a number of climbing routes to suit all levels.
Climbers will have a great view of the Hartbeespoort Dam from the crags.
The Mt Amanzi resort also looks great from the crags. This seems to be a very popular site as I saw many climbers coming and going throughout the day.
If you finish climbing early in the afternoon you can check out the Harties Aerial Cableway which is a few minutes away by car, or have lunch in one of the many restaurants surrounding Hartbeespoort Dam.