Chosspile

The Chosspile is the closest proper sport climbing crag to Johannesburg, being a bit closer than Bronkies. It also has the full spectrum of grades, from super easy, to 33 and beyond. ‘Choss’ as it is affectionately known has provided a place keep fit and work on projects, get away from the big smoke and talk crap, for a couple of generations of Gauteng climbers. The crag overlooks the Hartebeespoort Dam wall and the views are pretty good, especially if the sluice gates are open, but the smells can be less than good, depending on the time of year and the wind direction! Unlike the crag's name there is actually some damn good rock here with some fine routes too. The rock is a quartzite with interesting features; pinches and holes and blocky jugs. Climbs range from slabby to desperately overhanging; take your pick!

Here are the 9 heroes who already climbed this spot

Don't hesitate to ask them some tips, they are awesome.
Cornel Van Der Westhuizen

Cornel Van Der Westhuizen

Zelé Angelides

Zelé Angelides

George Weber

George Weber

Elodie Saracco

Elodie Saracco

Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith

Brian Gull

Brian Gull

Du Plooy

Du Plooy

Michael Cartwright

Michael Cartwright

Patrick Savage

Patrick Savage

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PICTURES OF THE SPOT

Chosspile by Cornel Van Der Westhuizen
Cornel Van Der Westhuizen Cornel Van Der Westhuizen
Chosspile by Zelé Angelides
Zelé Angelides Zelé Angelides
Chosspile by Brian Gull
Brian Gull Brian Gull
Chosspile by Patrick Savage
Patrick Savage Patrick Savage
Chosspile by Patrick Savage
Patrick Savage Patrick Savage
Chosspile by Cornel Van Der Westhuizen
Cornel Van Der Westhuizen Cornel Van Der Westhuizen
Chosspile by Elodie Saracco
Elodie Saracco Elodie Saracco
Chosspile by George Weber
George Weber George Weber
Chosspile by George Weber
George Weber George Weber
Chosspile by George Weber
George Weber George Weber
Chosspile by George Weber
George Weber George Weber
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