Cockscomb peak rising out of the mist
|Elevation||1,768 m (5,801 ft) |
|Location||Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Parent range||Great Winterhoek Mountains|
The Cockscomb is a high mountain in the Eastern Cape, in South Africa. It gets its name from its resemblance to a fowl's comb. It is situated in the Baviaanskloof region and the nearest town is Patensie. The Cockscomb is part of the Groot Winterhoek range. Its peak is 1,768 m (5,801 ft) or 1,752 m (5,748 ft) above sea level, depending on the source.
The current record climb for the mountain (disputed) is 8 hours, 35 minutes, set by Braden van Breda and his team (including Andre O'Kennedy and Chris Arderne), on 24 August 2011.
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