Tag Archives | Topside

Of Men and Monsters – Topside

This new addition to the Maze at Topside is easily one of the best of its grade in Cape Town.


Boulder J at Topside

In the Topside guide published in the early 2000’s, boulder J at The Maze was home to the notoriously sand-bagged “Snake” as well as two projects…

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Jimmy Webb Flashes 8A+ at Redhill

Jimmy Webb continues to solidify his reputation as one of the world’s strongest boulderers with some incredibly quick repeats at Cape Towns, top bouldering spots.

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The Midnight Barber (8a) at Echo Valley

Short video of Sheldon Smith sending ‘The Midnight Barber’ (8A) in Topside, Echo Valley.

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Cthulu stand start – Topside

Julia Chen on Cthulu (stand start) 7C+ at Echo Valley, Topside.

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Los Muizenbergos at Topside

Marijus Šmigelskis on the first ascent of “Los Muizenbergos” 8A in Topside.


Video: No Stranger to Danger at Topside

Arjan de Kock and Marijus Šmigelskis working “No Stranger to Danger” 8A at Topside’s Echo Valley, with Marijus grabbing the first ascent.

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Video: Robbie Fraser at Topside

Rob Fraser sending Topside’s classic, “Cloverfield” 8A at The Cinema and “The Life Aquatic” 7C+.


Video: Turbulence Arete 7A

Andrew Wood on “Turbulence Arete” 7A at Echo Valley in Topside.

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Paul Robinson bouldering first ascents near Cape Town

Black Diamond athlete Paul Robinson ventured down to South Africa again this past July/August, but this time—rather than revisit Rocklands—decided to devote his energies into developing new problems near Cape Town.