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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.
-33.784854,20.116596||[[Montagu]]
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-33.371198,22.176535||[[Oudtshoorn]]
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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.  
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-33.94336,18.43895||[[Cape Town]]
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== Climbing Areas in the Western Cape ==
-32.414168,19.207091||[[Tafelberg]]
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-32.473745,19.275119||[[Wolfberg]]
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-33.744683,18.942139||[[Paarl]]
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-33.730684,19.172482||[[Hellfire]]
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-33.726731,19.208043||[[Yellowwood Amphitheatre]]
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-34.332309,18.996581||[[Kleinmond]]
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-33.68577, 21.89821||[[Gamkaberg]]
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-31.594913,18.743248||[[Vanrhynsdorp]]
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-34.402944,19.249706||[[Hermanus]]
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-33 23.179,19 50.033||[[Karbonaatjieskraal‎]]
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-33.424278,21.208019||[[Towerkop]]
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* [[Bains Kloof‎]]
 
* [[Bains Kloof‎]]
  
 
* [[Cape Town]]
 
* [[Cape Town]]
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**[[Lion's Head]]
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**[[Table Mountain]]
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**[[Apostles]]
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***[[Barrier Buttress]]
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***[[Valken Buttress]]
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***[[Kasteel Buttress]]
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***[[Postern Buttress]]
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***[[Spring Buttress]]
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***[[Corridor Buttress]]
  
 
* [[Cederberg‎]]
 
* [[Cederberg‎]]
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**[[Bushmans Kloof‎]]
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**[[Krakadouw‎]]
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**[[Rocklands]]
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**[[Rooiberg]]
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**[[Tafelberg]]
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**[[Truitjieskraal]]
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**[[Vanrhynsdorp]]
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**[[Winterbach]]
 
**[[Wolfberg]]  
 
**[[Wolfberg]]  
 
***[[Sanddrif]]  
 
***[[Sanddrif]]  
**[[Winterbach]]
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***[[The Pup]] & Maltese Cross
**[[Vanrhynsdorp]]
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**[[Truitjieskraal]]
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**[[The Pup]] & Maltese Cross
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**[[Tafelberg]]
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**[[Rooiberg]]
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**[[Rocklands]]
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**[[Krakadouw‎]]
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**[[Bushmans Kloof‎]]
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* [[De Doorns‎]]
 
* [[De Doorns‎]]
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* [[Du Toits Kloof‎]]
 
* [[Du Toits Kloof‎]]
**[[Hellfire]]
 
**[[Yellowwood Amphitheatre]]
 
 
**[[Chess Pieces]]  
 
**[[Chess Pieces]]  
 
**[[Deception Peak]]
 
**[[Deception Peak]]
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**[[Hellfire]]
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**[[Yellowwood Amphitheatre]]
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**[[Witteberg]]
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**[[Molenaarsberg]]
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**[[Slanghoek Peak]]
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**[[Slanghoek Needle]]
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**[[Slanghoek Ridge Peak Massif]]
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**[[Du Toits Peak Massif]]
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**[[Haelhoek Sneeukop Massif - Donkerkloof and Haelhoek]]
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**[[National Road Routes]]
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**[[ Du Toits Kloof Pass (Crest)]]
  
 
* [[Elands Bay‎]]
 
* [[Elands Bay‎]]
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* [[Gamkaberg]]
 
* [[Gamkaberg]]
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* [[Hermanus]]
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* [[Karbonaatjieskraal‎]]
 
* [[Karbonaatjieskraal‎]]
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* [[Kleinmond‎]]
 
* [[Kleinmond‎]]
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* [[Klein Winterhoek]]
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* [[Montagu]]
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* [[Oudtshoorn‎]]
 
* [[Oudtshoorn‎]]
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* [[Paarl‎]]
 
* [[Paarl‎]]
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* [[Sewe Weeks Wand]]
 
* [[Sewe Weeks Wand]]
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* [[Swartberg Pass‎]]
 
* [[Swartberg Pass‎]]
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* [[Swellendam‎]]
 
* [[Swellendam‎]]
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* [[Towerkop‎]]
 
* [[Towerkop‎]]
  
* [[Hermanus]]
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===PDF Topo Downloads for Climbing Areas in the Western Cape===
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http://www.climbing.co.za/topo/south-africa/western-cape/
  
* [[Klein Winterhoek]]
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=== Map of Climbing Areas in the Western Cape ===
 
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-33.784854,20.116596||[[Montagu]]
* [[Montagu]]
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-33.371198,22.176535||[[Oudtshoorn]]
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-32.14524,19.033785|[[Rocklands]]
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-33.94336,18.43895||[[Cape Town]]
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-32.414168,19.207091||[[Tafelberg]]
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-32.473745,19.275119||[[Wolfberg]]
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-33.744683,18.942139||[[Paarl]]
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-33.730684,19.172482||[[Hellfire]]
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-33.726731,19.208043||[[Yellowwood Amphitheatre]]
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-34.332309,18.996581||[[Kleinmond]]
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-33.68577, 21.89821||[[Gamkaberg]]
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-31.594913,18.743248||[[Vanrhynsdorp]]
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-34.402944,19.249706||[[Hermanus]]
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-33 23.179,19 50.033||[[Karbonaatjieskraal‎]]
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-33.424278,21.208019||[[Towerkop]]
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Latest revision as of 18:17, 3 August 2014

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.

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

PDF Topo Downloads for Climbing Areas in the Western Cape

http://www.climbing.co.za/topo/south-africa/western-cape/

Map of Climbing Areas in the Western Cape

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