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Drakensberg Select
– Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Trekking, Day hikes

352 pages – full colour
148mm x 210mm – A5

AUTHOR(S)
Gavin Raubenheimer
EDITED by Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-9947124-0-0

Drakensberg Select is an extensive guide to the best the Drakensberg mountains have to offer. From the Sentinel in the north all the way down to Bushman’s Neck in the south.
It includes all the best rock climbs, classic peaks, hiking trails, exciting scrambles, day walks and also most of the snow and water ice climbing. It really is a one stop guidebook!
It also includes all the necessary info you need to know on how to get there, access, weather, fauna & flora, nature of the climbing, grading systems, navigation, conservation, accommodation & camping, emergency procedures, and a whole lot more. We even have a whole chapter dedicated to the caves and shelters of this remarkable mountain range.
To spice things up even more we have included an array of interesting historical anecdotes and also a spread of epic tales written by some of the Drakensberg climbing legends. And of course let’s not forget about the wonderful colour topo photos, depicting each and every route in detail and also the bunch of excellent photos of people climbing hiking and just enjoying the ’Berg.
Young or old, climber, hiker or even an armchair mountaineer. There is no one who will not want a copy of the new and difinitive Drakensberg Select guidebook..

WCR2015
Western Cape Rock
– A guide to sport climbing in the Western Cape, South Africa

448 pages – full colour
148mm x 210mm – A5

AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-9870403-4-3

Western Cape Rock is the definitive sport climbing guide to the whole of the Western Cape. It covers areas as far south and east as the Garden Route and Oudtshoorn. It includes Montagu, one of the the meccas of sport climbing in South Africa, Paarl Rocks, South Africa’s premiere granite climbing venue, Hellfire – wild crags in a big mountain setting. It also includes the whole of the Cape Peninsula where we are spoiled by countless high quality crags within a stone’s throw of the City of Cape Town, and of course the beautiful and unique Cederberg, one of the worlds top trad, bouldering and sport climbing venues. It has been over 10 years since the last edition, so this new edition is packed with many new climbs, crags and whole new areas. It is a must buy for all Cape climbers and visitors alike.

Cape Peninsula Select
Cape Peninsula Select
– A guide to trad climbing in the Cape Peninsula

320 pages – full colour
148mm x 210mm – A5

AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-620-57469-3

There can be very few places on Earth where such a variety of world class climbing lies within the boundaries of a huge city. The entire Peninsula is dominated by the majestic Table Mountain chain that starts in the north with the impressive front faces of Table Mountain overlooking the bustling city of Cape Town, and runs south along the backbone across 60 kilometres of unspoiled mountain crags, culminating in the wild and beautiful Cape Point Reserve on the extreme southern tip.
Climbing anywhere on the Peninsula, you are always rewarded with stupendous mountain scenery and glorious sweeping views of the mighty oceans that surrounds the boney Table Mountain chain.
If you are looking for wild exposed climbing in a high mountain setting then The Ledge on Table Mountain is where you want to be. This is the showcase of trad climbing on the Peninsula and here you will find excellent climbing on bullet-hard sandstone that will rival routes anywhere in the world.

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Table Mountain Classics
– A guide to walks, scrambles and moderate rock climbs

320 pages – full colour
148mm x 210mm – A5

AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-620-22668-4

Table Mountain is undoubtedly one of the natural wonders of the world. It is a mountain that is endowed with a rich history and offers the explorer unsurpassed adventures almost always accompanied by wide breathtaking vistas.
This book describes some of the best walks, scrambles and moderate rock climbs Table Mountain has to offer and takes you to the most remarkable and memorable places. Scattered throughout the book are also many mythical and historical tales on the building of the reservoirs, early visitors, climbing history, fauna & flora, Van Hunks and the Devil and many more.
Whether you are a visitor to the beautiful Cape Peninsula seeking a once-off classic experience on Table Mountain, a local who wants to explore the best Table Mountain has to offer and yearns to tick off some of the great classics, or someone interested in the myths and legends and the rich history that surrounds this unique and special mountain, this is a book that should grace your bookshelf.

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Table Mountain Information Booklet
– Facts, History, Legends

64 pages – full colour
99mm x 210mm – DL

AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

There is no doubt that Cape Town is kept alive by the powerful magic of Table Mountain. She stands unashamedly proud, high above the surrounding oceans, and cradles the city in a protective embrace. Majestic no matter what angle you see her from.
Table Mountain has a mood for every occasion. Seldom will she wear the same cloak from one instant to another. On a clear summer’s day she stands proudly etched against a deep azure sky, her grey craggy ridges in crisp, stark relief to her surroundings, almost looming over the city with a visceral presence that exudes a palpable energy impossible to ignore.
But catch her on a day when the elements are charged, and you will see a very different side, a side that brings a deep brooding menacing facade, as the thick grey clouds drag viscously across her ominous, precipitous walls, with the rain setting the many ravines, gullies and gorges alive with countless silvery ribbons of waterfalls, cascading in glorious fashion down her vertiginous ramparts to create a myriad of gurgling brooks and rivers.

Gamkaberg
Tierkloof
Gamkaberg – A climber’s guide

20 pages – full colour
148mm x 210mm – A5

AUTHOR(S)
Johann Lanz and Tony Lourens

Gamkaberg is an isolated mountain range in the Klein Karoo, lying between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. The nature reserve, which was recently declared a World Heritage Site, due to the rich and unique biodiversity found in the area, and managed by CapeNature, was established in 1974 in order to conserve the local population of endangered Cape mountain zebra and their natural habitat. The terrain is rugged, with mountainous plateaux incised by deep ravines.
The reserve aims to provide visitors with a first class nature experience while at the same time creating awareness about treading lightly on the environment. Those interested in hiking the two day Tierkloof Trail can overnight at Oukraal in the herders huts.
The climbing areas in the pristine Tierkloof are situated in a unique habitat with some extremely rare cliff-dwelling plants and animals. Please respect this environment and climb with the utmost caution in order to minimise any disturbance.

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Rooiberg
Rooiberg
– A climbers guide to the Southern Cederberg

20 pages – full colour
148mm x 210mm – A5

AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-987-04032-9

At last we now have a fully comprehensive guidebook for Rooiberg. Over the last few years this area has gained tremendous popularity, due mainly to the sterling efforts of David Mercer and Craig Turvey, who have opened a huge selection of top quality multi-pitch trad routes. Scott Miller, among others, has also made his mark on the crag with an impressive selection of brilliant sport routes.
Rooiberg is probably one of the best destinations in the Cederberg for trad and sport at one venue: 22 multi- and single-pitch trad routes, 13 single-pitch sport routes and one four-pitch sport route.
The Rooiberg guidebook is a 20-page, A5, full-colour publication, describing all the routes in detail with top quality topo photos depicting all the lines.
It also includes all the normal information one needs, like how to get there, access and best time to go, etc. with a scattering of good climbing pics as well.
All in all, a must-have guidebook if you are heading out on a climbing trip to the Cederberg at any time.

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Tafelberg & Spout
– A climbers guide to the Central Cederberg

112 pages – Black & White with colour photos
130mm x 190mm

AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-620-40941-4

The Tafelberg Guide is packed with all the info you will need to get to and climb at this magical venue. It includes notes on flora and fauna, geology, climbing history, weather, environmental issues, access, water, descents, side attractions, emergency procedures, scaled maps and diagrams, B&W photo topos marking the climbs with detailed descriptions of all the routes and lots of glossy colour climbing pics. A must if you plan to climb at one of the Cederberg’s premier climbing areas.

Wolfberg Guidebook
Wolfberg Cracks
– A climbers guide to the Southern Cederberg

128 pages – Black & White with colour photos
130mm x 190mm

AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-620-4278-3

The Wolfberg Guide not only comprehensively covers the whole of the Wolfberg Cracks area, but also covers Sandrif Crag, the Pup, Maltese Cross, Truitjieskraal, Bobbejaanskop and the new Rooiberg sport and trad crag on Nuwerus farm. Like the Tafelberg guide it is jam-packed with all the info you will need to get to and climb at these beautiful and special places. It includes notes on flora and fauna, geology, climbing history, weather, environmental issues, access, water, descents, side attractions, emergency procedures, scaled maps and diagrams, B&W photo topos marking the climbs with detailed descriptions of all the routes and lots of glossy colour climbing pics. A must if you plan to climb at one of the Cederberg’s premier climbing areas.

Spitzkoppe Guidebook
Spitzkoppe & Pontoks, Namibia
– A Climbers Paradise

144 pages – Black & White with colour photos
140mm x 200mm

AUTHOR(S)
Eckhardt Haber

ISBN
978-0-620-47601-0

Includes Aussenkehr by Tony Lourens

The new edition of the Spitzkoppe and Pontoks guide is out. It has been nearly 10 years since the last edition and in that time the area has seen a lot of
development by local and foreign climbers alike. There are stacks more multi-pitch routes and single pitch climbs, making the Spitzkoppe area a veritable climber’s paradise, with many trad, semi-bolted and sport routes living side by side.
Included in the back of the book is the relatively new climbing area in the King’s Throne Canyon of Aussenkehr, which lies on the banks of the Orange River, approximately mid-way between Cape Town and Windhoek, making it a perfect stop over on your trip to Spitzkoppe, or indeed a trip on its own. The climbing here is unique and well worth the journey.

Paarl-Rocks Guidebook
Paarl Rocks
– A Climbers Guide

56 pages – Black & White with colour photos
130mm x 190mm

AUTHOR(S)
SW & SG Noy

ISBN
0-620-33272-7

The definitive guide to climbing at Paarl Rocks. Trad and bolted routes at all levels.