Elsies Peak

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+/- 5 Single Pitch Sport Routes, Grades 6c+ to 7b and +/-60 Multi Pitch Trad Routes (up to 4P), Grades E2 - 27. 20min walk up to crag.

Season

All year round

Rock

Sandstone

Gear

Sport Rack or Trad Rack & 50m / 60m Rope

The climbing

+/- 5 Single Pitch Sport Routes, Grades 18/5b to 28/7c+ and +/-60 Multi Pitch Trad Routes (up to 4P), Grades E2 - 27.

Getting there

From Cape Town, drive South along the M4. At the end turn left and then right and continue along the M4 (Man Road) until you get to the town of Fishhoek. Follow the M4 towards Simonstown. About 1km after the Fishhoek CBD, you'll reach some trafic lights, turn right into hillside road (to highway). Turn left and then continue straight along Echo Road, until you can park beneath the crag.

Guide Books/References

Peninsula Rock by Tony Lourens & Richard Behne or Western Cape Crags (Guy Holwill) (sport routes)

Notes

The bolts here are quite old and should be treated with respect

== Route Info Elsies Peak Sport Routes -

  • Wild Kingdom 7b+/27 5b
  • The Dream Street Rose 7c/28 6b
  • Eternal Rust 7b+/27 2b
  • The Challenger 6c+/24 5b

Trad Descent

You can either abseil down or scramble down on the right hand side of the crag.