The new edition of the Spitzkoppe and Pontoks guide is out. It has been nearly 10 years since the last edition and in that time the area has seen a lot of development by local and foreign climbers alike. There are stacks more multi-pitch routes and single pitch climbs, making the Spitzkoppe area a veritable climber's paradise, with many trad, semi-bolted and sport routes living side by side. Included in the back of the book is the relatively new climbing area in the King's Throne Canyon of Aussenkehr, which lies on the banks of the Orange River, approximately mid-way between Cape Town and Windhoek, making it a perfect stop over on your trip to Spitzkoppe, or indeed a trip on its own. The climbing here is unique and well worth the journey.