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.
By elevation Cockscomb is
# 15 out of 460 in the Outeniqua # 41 out of 637 in Sarah Baartman District Municipality
By prominence Cockscomb is
# 1 out of 460 in the Outeniqua # 5 out of 14201 in South Africa # 1 out of 637 in Sarah Baartman District Municipality # 1 out of 2032 in Eastern Cape
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