Howick is a town, situated in the uMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The town is at 1050 m/3444 ft above sea level, and at about 88 km/54 mi from the port city of Durban. The city enjoys warm summers and cool dry winters. A snappy chill descends upon Howick when snow falls on the nearby Drakensberg. The town is located on the N3 freeway, connecting it with the rest of South Africa.
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Rock Climbing in New River Gorge National River, Fayette, West Virginia USA
New River Gorge National River is one of the most popular and oldest rivers in the continent. Every year, this spot is being visited by many people, who are interested in something out of the ordinary. Visiting this spot offers you the chance to enjoy yourself either by admiring this natural heritage or by taking part in one of the most exciting and popular activities, like rock climbing.
Nowhere else can you find such an amazing place for this activity. Within the 63000 ac (254.95 km²) of New River Gorge National River over 1,400 climbs are ideal for rock climbing. The cliffs are formed by very hard sandstone and range from 30 to 120 ft (9.14 to 36.57 m) in height. The rock is very featured with plenty of crack and face routes. Most of the routes are addressed to advanced and expert climbers. The majority of routes are 5.9 range and harder, and most sport routes are in 5.10 – 5.12 range.
The climbing season at New River is from April through November. The peak season is from late April to mid-June, and mid-September to late October. On Route 82, one mile past Bridge Buttress, and at Canyon Rim Visitor Center, fresh water is available.
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