ka-Ntuba Pass

16 Jan 2019 22:28 #74551 by intrepid
ka-Ntuba Pass was created by intrepid
This is the official thread for ka-Ntuba Pass.

It is one of the highest Berg passes, if not the highest.

To kick-start the thread, I am posting this topo which I made for my personal notes some time ago. It shows the route we did at the time, though on the photo you can see some obvious variations that can be done.


There are some interesting pinnacles near the top of the pass. I have referred to these as the ka-Ntuba Fins as a suggestive name. There is already a thread specifically for them .

ghaznavid has also posted a trip report referencing this pass , as well as a downloadable GPS track . Note that his track and my topo may not be identical.

Please help us by adding more content on this pass.

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.

Please login or register to view the image attached to this post.

The following user(s) said Thank You: ddeboor

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Feb 2019 07:48 #74663 by ddeboor
Replied by ddeboor on topic ka-Ntuba Pass
Morning 

Looking at doing this in May as recommended by Stijn. How long would one need to allow to complete this ascent from car park to top? Aiming to do at a fast trek pace

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
19 Feb 2019 13:39 - 19 Feb 2019 19:47 #74666 by Bigsnake
Replied by Bigsnake on topic ka-Ntuba Pass
I have been up this pass 4x. 
3x it was done in one day and then a social version in 2 days. 
Bank on about 9h-10hrs if you are very fit. It has one of the steepest sustained grass slopes I've seen on a pass.
Come down Nlangeni if you want variety but it's a bit of a mess. Lots of scree. Mkomazi Pass is the easiest way up and down in the southern part of Vergelegen. 
Enjoy! 
Last edit: 19 Feb 2019 19:47 by Bigsnake.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
19 Feb 2019 15:27 - 19 Feb 2019 15:34 #74667 by diverian
Replied by diverian on topic ka-Ntuba Pass
Intrepid climbing the pinnacle on the pass.


 

Please login or register to view the images attached to this post.

Last edit: 19 Feb 2019 15:34 by diverian.
The following user(s) said Thank You: elinda, Richard Hunt, Andreas, Dave

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
Powered by Kunena Forum