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 Prusik Peak: West Ridge Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA
Prusik Peak is located at the Stuart Range of the Cascades and is one of the most amazing peaks of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is considered to be a classic alpine rock climb in Washington State. The West Ridge Route is famous for its alpine scenery and the easy summit route.
The top elevation of the mountain is at 8000 ft/2438 m and is suitable for climbing from April to October. The skill level required for this climb is grade III, class 5,7. It can be combined with a two or three day adventure, as part of a tour of the Enchantment Lakes. Climbers can reach the peak in one day but a very good physical condition is essential.
West Ridge Route is a granite solid rock with five pitches, offering one of the best and most rewarding climbs on the Cascades. Once you reach the top, the view of the Enchantment Peaks and the Alpine Lakes, is amazing. If you visit Prusik Peak in early season, you will need an ice axe. Take a 196 ft/60 m rope and a small rack with you.