Hogsback Rock Climbing
Information Courtesy Eastern Cape Rock Climbing
The rock climbing in Hogsback is simply fantastic! Hogsback has 37 sport and 249 traditional lines set on vertical to on-balance dolerite. There are also a few boulder problems. There is still plenty of potential to open new routes. The Hogs' cracked nature offers naturally protected climbing. Essentially Hogsback is a traditional climbing venue, but there are a few sport climbing sectors.
Hogsback offers all year round climbing. Winter has low rain fall and is very mild during the day, but can be very cold at night. Summers are super hot during the day and nice at night. Start out early in summer and head down after dark. Rest up during the heat of the day.
Don't waste too much time trying to predict what the weather will do in Hogsback. It can rain in the village and be perfect on the Hogs. Or the other way round.
Access: All the Hogs are on Amathole Forestry Company land. Assess to Hogs 2 and 3 requires permission and a permit. Please contact Eastern Cape Rock Climbing for the details - follow the Online Enquiry link. Hog 1 does not have any access restrictions.
Please don't make any fires. The Amathole Forestry Company has 24-hour manned fire watch towers. They will send out their task force and chase climbers away if they see any fires.