Silvermine Crags

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Behind the ridge are four different crags: the Lower Crag has easy routes and is perfect for beginners, Blaze of Glory is a little harder, the Main Crag is a good all round crag and Fawltey Towers for some harder stuff.

  • ±80 single pitch sport routes
  • Grades 4 to 7b+
  • 10 to 25 minute walk-in

These are some of the best crags in South Africa with short walk-ins, superb rock quality and brilliant routes.

Season

All year round. Sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon

Rock

Sandstone

Gear

Sport rack, 50m or 60m rope. Be sure to tie a knot in the end of your rope as some of the routes are higher than 25m.

The climbing

Mostly vertical to slightly overhanging with a good 'get your leg up overhang' on a couple of the routes at the Main Crag and Blaze of Glory Wall. There are many less overhanging/easier climbs at the two Lower Crags.

Getting There

From Cape Town, take Ou Kaapse Weg towards Noordhoek. Once on top of the mountain turn right into the Silvermine Reserve. There is an entrance fee of R15 to get into the reserve (January 2009). A Wild card also gets you in. Visitors to South Africa can also take advantage of the Wild cards.[1]

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