SENTINEL PEAK GUIDED CLIMB SINGLE DAY OR OVERNIGHT OPTIONS
The Sentinel Peak, a guided technical rock climb in the Northern Drakensberg South Africa is a tremendously satisfying adventure. This iconic mountain is the highest free standing peak in the area and stands guard over the Western edge of the Amphitheatre. The rock face is dramatic with cliffs hundreds of meters high.
After hiking to the base of the Sentinel, the start this Drakensberg climb is a steep scramble up grassy screed slopes and knife edge ridges with surprise views to the base of the range. The summit reveals exhilarating outlook over the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, Tugela Falls & Devils Tooth as well as the Maluti mountains and the rolling hills of Kwa Zulu-Natal. After abseiling back down enjoy lunch with a spectacular view & then continue thedescent to the Sentinel Car park. Email us for details.
The Sentinel Peak can be climbed as a day climb using one of the many Drakensberg Lodges as a base camp, alternatively we spend a great 2 days in the mountains and camp overnight along the Tugela River on the Amphitheatre, giving you great views of the Sentinel Peak before you climb it.
Although previous climbing experience is of benefit, and our Climbing courses are an excellent place to start, anyone who’s fit and confident with heights should be able to climb the Sentinel peak on the standard route. The more difficult routes are suitable for more experienced climbers.
MONT-AUX SOURCES & SENTINEL PEAK CLIMB
This Double Summit Adventure climbs two Northern Drakensberg peaks. The first summit is Mont-Aux-Sources 3282m which is the highest peak in the area, it’s a non technical trekking ascent using the chain ladders to gain access to the Mont-Aux-Sources Plateau & the Drakensberg Amphitheatre.
At night, camp is set up along the Elands and Tukela Rivers which have their sources in the high altitude wetlands on top of the escarpment. Our second summit is the Colossal Sentinel Peak which stands on the western end of the Amphitheatre, this is a technical Rock route. The Sentinel summit has spectacular views. Between summits we have the opportunity to explore the Mont-Aux-sources Plateau, Crows nest, Ribbon Falls, the Amphitheatre and Tugela Falls.
SO THAT YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR TREK, GOTREKKING AFRICA GUIDES:
- Arrange park fees and permits
- Set up camp
- Provide, tasty, nutritious meals, dietary requirements eg vegetarians are catered for.
- Are trained in rescue
- Carry First Aid
- Carry a satellite phone for emergencies when necessary
- Are knowledgeable about the wildlife, birds, geology & flora of the Drakensberg
OPTIONAL EXTRAS INCLUDE:
- Transfers to/ from the Drakensberg
- Equipment hire
- Accommodation reservations