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Western Cape
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Climbing TypeMulti-pitch Sport & Trad
Rock TypeQuartzite, Sandstone, Granite
SeasonAll year round
ProvinceWestern Cape
AreaWestern Cape

The Cape is full of mountains and provides a mecca of climbing. Cape Town being the main center is a good base to start from. There are a few clubs mainly the MCSA Cape Town Section which has over 1200 members and a bouldering wall in their club room. The University also has a good bouldering wall and there is a climbing gym in Cape Town too. Good climbing is only a few minutes drive from Cape Town and the furthermost areas about 4-5 hours away.

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With winter rainfall which often sets in and hot conditions in summer, spring and autumn are the best times to visit. Most of the areas are relatively safe and guidebooks cover most of the areas and are available from the MCSA, Mountain Mail Order and the climbing stores. The best areas are Rocklands for bouldering, Montagu and Oudtshoorn for sport routes and Table Mountain, Du Toit's Kloof (1hr from Cape Town) and Cederberg (3 hrs from Cape Town) for trad routes.

Climbing Areas in the Western Cape

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