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Trad climbing informations

Postby jfa » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:20 pm

Hello everybody,

We are 3 French guys coming to your country to visit the best Trad climbing spot and we would like to have some information about that.
We arrive in cape town the 26 and leave the 19 December; I heard that the best spots are in the Cederberg, is there a guidebook about the different area, about all the region?
If Yes, could we give the name and reference about these books.

What about the temperatures, which places are better to visit? Could give us some examples of the best routes (pitches and especially multi-pitches) between the grades 18 and 28.

Thanks to help us to discover your country.... :)

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Re: Trad climbing informations

Postby Wes » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:50 pm

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Re: Trad climbing informations

Postby mokganjetsi » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:04 pm

Quite exciting to hear visitors being more interested in the Cederberg's trad than bouldering in Rocklands :thumleft:
Your best places are Wolfberg & Tafelberg. Krakadouw is the third of the Cederberg's Big 3, but I have not been there so cannot comment. You will find the guidebooks for the first two on the links Henk posted.
Wolfberg is perhaps the best one to start - a good campsite with facilities, a 45min walk-in and generally some easier routes.
Tafelberg is close by but requires camping in the wild, and the water source is not perennial.

The route guide rates the routes - all 4 and 5-star routes are worth doing. Be sure to do Celestial Journey at Wolfberg!
A lot of new 4 & 5-star routes has been opened at Tafelberg after the guidebook has been published, and it is worthwhile to check the wiki:

And if you have the time, climb some routes on Table Mountain as well - a spectacular setting in the middle of Cape Town, with some high quality routes in your grade. For the guide book: ... uctId=2751

Good luck!

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Re: Trad climbing informations

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:07 am

There will be around 10-20 climbers staying at Sanddrift Campsite at the base of the Wolfberg from the evening of the 13th until the evening of the 20th. We'll happily recommend routes, give beta etc.
Happy climbing

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Re: Trad climbing informations

Postby jfa » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:12 am

Thank you for all your answers, we are excite by the visit of your country....

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