What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

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What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby megzblue21 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:59 pm

Planning on doing a trip down to Cape Town and around the Western Cape in December so other than Rocklands and Montagu what are the best areas for climbing in the Western Cape? Specifically for sport climbing, not very high grades (up to about 23 is our limit, for now :P ) Thanks guys

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Re: What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby Xenomorph » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:30 am

At those grades you would be best suited to go to Truitjieskraal (Need daily permit so makes sense to get a wild card), High concentration of quality. Will be hot so climb in am or late pm, but there are routes that will be in the shade.
In the area is also Sanddrif, good quality routes. And world class trad (Wolfberg) if wanted you wanted a change for the day

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Re: What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby megzblue21 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:54 pm

Great thanks. Will def add those into the route. Have you ever climbed at Kleinmond before-fits in perfectly if we do a round trip but don't want to waste my time if it's not that great?

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Re: What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:42 pm

Kleinmond is fun but not amazing, beautiful position though
Happy climbing
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Re: What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby Xenomorph » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:15 pm

megzblue21 wrote:Great thanks. Will def add those into the route. Have you ever climbed at Kleinmond before-fits in perfectly if we do a round trip but don't want to waste my time if it's not that great?


Nah, rather go to Main Crag, Silvermine + Blaze of Glory and/or squeeze a classic trad climb in on the Ledge, I'll take you!

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Re: What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby Dragon » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:39 am

Skoorsteenkop has some classics, lakeside also for great 17-18 but stick to right side of crag only

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Re: What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby Chris F » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:06 am

[quote="Xenomorph"]
rather go to Main Crag, Silvermine + Blaze of Glory quote]

Agree, for those grades probably the best sport around CT.

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Re: What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby Marshall1 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:40 am

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Re: What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby mokganjetsi » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:11 am

Sanddrif has the best selection of quality sport lines in your grade I have seen anywhere. 5-star crag.
Truitjies offers good climbing in an insane setting.
Kleinmond's climbing is average at best, but a cool setting.

Silvermine Main Crag is also a great venue for your grades - Sterling Silver is a world class route going at 21/22.

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Re: What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby proze » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:54 pm

No, don't go to lakeside, it is pants. Go to lakeside or the quarry when you have climbed every single other route on the peninsula.

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Re: What are the best climbing areas in the Western Cape?

Postby Remi » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:34 am

I am a french climber, I will come in Cape Town at the end of january, is it possible to climb in Rocklands in this period ?

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