|Rock Type||Superb quality Sandstone|
|Season||All year round|
+/-30 Single Pitch Sport Routes. mostly vertical. about 20min walk up to the crags. All the climbing is single pitch. The rock is compact sandstone with great friction. Grades vary from 16/5 - 30/8a. This is really nice place to go climbing, the surroundings are stunning with the Palmietberg around you. When you have finished climbing, you can cool off in the Palmiet river below the bridge (jumping off the bridge is not recommended - there is a very "hittable" rock that usually can't be seen).
How to get there
Kleinmond is within an hour drive from Cape Town along the N2 highway or along the R44 coast Road (which is much more scenic. Get onto the N2 out of Cape Town, carry on through Somerset West and take the right hand turn towards Gordons Bay (after the Caltex petrol station on your right). Drive down the road until the end and then turn left (up a hill) and you will be on the coast road (the R44). Drive for about an hour until... About 5 kilometers after Betty's Bay you will come to a bridge that crosses the Palmiet river, the parking is 15 meters after the bridge on the left (you will have to pay a parking fee to park for the day) When going to Kleinmond it is recommendable driving via the coast road (from Cape Town) the drive along this road is very scenic and takes about the same amount of time as driving via the N2. To get to the climbing: Follow the path from the top right hand side of the car park and then branch left to go up the hill.
Fees & Permits
Sport Rack. 60m rope
Accommodation & Food
Kleinmond is the nearest town (carry on past the parking area for 4 Kilometers) there is a reasonable size supermarket there. There is a nice campsite at the base fo the climbing (at the parking area) and there are various B&B's in Kleinmond.
Contact: Kleinmond Campsite Details Caravan and tent sites; hot & cold water/electric lights/power points; laundry/shop. R128 per Tent-site max 6pax Tel: + 27 (0)28 271-4010/4541 Fax: + 27 (0)28 271-4100
Attractions & Activities
There is a nice river nearby to cool off in on those hot summer days.