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=== Climbing Areas in the Western Cape ===
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        |description=The Cape is full of mountains and provides a mecca of climbing. Cape Town - Table Mountain, Lion's Head Cedarberg, Rocklands, Montagu, Paarl Granite, Du Toits Kloof and more.
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        | Latitude = -33.952217
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        | Longitude =  18.412282
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        | Climbing Type = Multi-pitch Sport & Trad
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        | Rock Type = Quartzite, Sandstone, Granite
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        | Season = All year round
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        | Province = Western Cape       
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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.
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=== [http://www.climbing.co.za/gear/ Click here for Route / Guide Books and Topos] ===
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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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== Climbing Areas in the Western Cape ==
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* [[Bains Kloof‎]]
 
* [[Bains Kloof‎]]
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* [[Cape Town]]
 
* [[Cape Town]]
 
**[[Lion's Head]]
 
**[[Lion's Head]]
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**[[Table Mountain]]
 
**[[Apostles]]
 
**[[Apostles]]
 
***[[Barrier Buttress]]
 
***[[Barrier Buttress]]
 
***[[Valken Buttress]]
 
***[[Valken Buttress]]
***[[Kasteel Poort]]
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***[[Kasteel Buttress]]
***[[Corridor Buttress]]
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***[[Postern Buttress]]
 
***[[Spring Buttress]]
 
***[[Spring Buttress]]
**[[Table Mountain]]
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***[[Corridor Buttress]]
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* [[Cederberg‎]]
 
* [[Cederberg‎]]
 
**[[Bushmans Kloof‎]]
 
**[[Bushmans Kloof‎]]
 
**[[Krakadouw‎]]
 
**[[Krakadouw‎]]
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**[[Houdenbek]]
 
**[[Rocklands]]
 
**[[Rocklands]]
 
**[[Rooiberg]]
 
**[[Rooiberg]]
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***[[Sanddrif]]  
 
***[[Sanddrif]]  
 
***[[The Pup]] & Maltese Cross
 
***[[The Pup]] & Maltese Cross
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* [[De Doorns‎]]
 
* [[De Doorns‎]]
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* [[Du Toits Kloof‎]]
 
* [[Du Toits Kloof‎]]
 
**[[Chess Pieces]]  
 
**[[Chess Pieces]]  
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**[[Hellfire]]  
 
**[[Hellfire]]  
 
**[[Yellowwood Amphitheatre]]  
 
**[[Yellowwood Amphitheatre]]  
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**[[Witteberg]]
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**[[Molenaarsberg]]
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**[[Slanghoek Amphitheatre]]
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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)]]
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* [[Elands Bay‎]]
 
* [[Elands Bay‎]]
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* [[Gamkaberg]]
 
* [[Gamkaberg]]
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* [[Hermanus]]
 
* [[Hermanus]]
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* [[Karbonaatjieskraal‎]]
 
* [[Karbonaatjieskraal‎]]
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* [[Kleinmond‎]]
 
* [[Kleinmond‎]]
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* [[Klein Winterhoek]]
 
* [[Klein Winterhoek]]
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* [[Montagu]]
 
* [[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]]
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* [[Turret Peak (Wydekloof)]]
  
 
===PDF Topo Downloads for Climbing Areas in the Western Cape===
 
===PDF Topo Downloads for Climbing Areas in the Western Cape===
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-33.424278,21.208019||[[Towerkop]]
 
-33.424278,21.208019||[[Towerkop]]
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Latitude-33.952217
Longitude18.412282
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.

Click here for Route / Guide Books and Topos

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/

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