Silvermine is officially open again.

Silvermine West Sport Climbing

Trish and I headed out there as soon as we heard that the place had reopened.

We have been getting a bit bored with Jacobs Ladder on Table Mountain, dare I say it.  And with tourist season in full swing, the Cable Car queues have not been pretty.

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Yay!!! Silvermine is back in business! Green card works to get in, although you are supposed to have an activity permit too. we couldn’t find ours, it’s been too long since we last used it. The guard at the boom didn’t ask for it either…

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New signs!

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Silvermine place looks beautiful right now, with many wildflowers still in bloom.

 

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The path down to the crags has taken a bit of a beating.

We might need to to a bit of path building. Maybe maybe TMNP will do it with our activity permit fees, who knows.

 

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Yay! Back in business!

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No sign of heat or fire on the rock, at least at Blaze.

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The bolts look perfectly safe to us, actually untouched.

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Good to be back! We have missed you!

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Dam is open for swimming afterwards too.

Welcome back Silvermine!

Robert and Trish Breyer

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11 Responses to Silvermine is officially open again.

  1. Wes Dec 24, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    “We might need to to a bit of path building. Maybe maybe TMNP will do it with our activity permit fees, who knows.”

    We live in hope.

    • Cuan Dec 24, 2015 at 10:20 am #

      “Maybe maybe TMNP will do it with our activity permit fees” … hahahaha funnies sh1t I’ve heard this year so far 😛

      • Mike Jan 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

        Hahaha! It’s a beautiful dream

  2. Micky Jan 5, 2016 at 8:30 am #

    Heads up everyone. We were climbing at silvermine the other day. On the way back to the car we were stopped by an unfriendly TMNP chap who threatened to fine us R1500 if we couldnt produce our activity cards. We have so were let off, he wasnt happy. So just a warning, make sure you have your cards. As per usual TMNP officials are trying to make the park as unpleasant as possible whilst doing as little work as possible

    • wes Jan 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

      Its R65 for a day permit to sport climb if you don’t want to buy an activity card.

    • Warren Gans Jan 21, 2016 at 10:37 am #

      But those crags aren’t on their land: that is why they don’t maintain the crag paths

  3. Richard Jan 5, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    Is there a clear board indicating fees and entry cost visible at the entrance? Something that out-of-towners will see?

    • wes Jan 6, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

      Yes

  4. Andy Davies Jan 8, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    Why must we have activity cards? Do we create additional burden on the park? #takebackourmountain

    • GClamp Jan 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

      We need to do something! What would you suggest?

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