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==Getting there ==
 
==Getting there ==
Drive up Boyes Drive, towards Fishhoek. Park your car opposite the stone entrance to the walk up. Walk up the path. At the contour path turn right and follow the path up the valley. There is a cairn indicating the new path which breaks out right towards the Hole (same path as for Foreign Policy). Walk along this path until you see a good path leading up to the left (with pole steps) - follow the steps up to the Hole (straight takes you to Foreign Policy)
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Drive up Boyes Drive, towards Fishhoek. Park your car opposite the stone entrance to the walk up.  
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When parking, be sure to leave two wheels on the road (the rest of the car on the sidewalk).  You wont get a ticket if you have two wheels on the road (this allows pedestrians to pass).
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Walk up the path. At the contour path turn right and follow the path up the valley. There is a cairn indicating the new path which breaks out right towards the Hole (same path as for Foreign Policy). Walk along this path until you see a good path leading up to the left (with pole steps) - follow the steps up to the Hole (straight takes you to Foreign Policy)
 
The walk should take you about 25 minutes.
 
The walk should take you about 25 minutes.
  
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== Updates to Western Cape Rock ==
 
== Updates to Western Cape Rock ==
   17b Megalodon (26) Andy Davies 2011 (Plumb line between Fleur de Mer and Route 66 on 12mm hangers)
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  22b Merkin 7B/26 Jamie Smith 2011 (R of LMV)  
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17b Megalodon (26) Andy Davies 2011 (Plumb line between Fleur de Mer and Route 66 on 12mm hangers)<br>
      Jaws (25) Andy Davies 2009 (start up Tears for Fears but carry on straight where TFF goes right)
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22b Merkin 7B/26 Jamie Smith 2011 (R of LMV)<br>
  26 Life Enhancement program BB Jono Fisher, FA Joe Mohle 2011
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Jaws (25) Andy Davies 2009 (start up Tears for Fears but carry on straight where TFF goes right)<br>
  26b Project BB Sean Maarsh 2010 (ring bolts, veers left at rooves)
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26 Life Enhancement program BB Jono Fisher, FA Joe Mohle 2011<br>
  26c Sweet Prow of Mine 7B+/27 Jason Temple Forbes 2011 (Same start as Sean's project branches R through prow)
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26b Project BB Sean Maarsh 2010 (ring bolts, veers left at rooves)<br>
  31 Fear Factor 8B+/33 200? Clinton Martinengo
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26c Sweet Prow of Mine 7B+/27 Jason Temple Forbes 2011 (Same start as Sean's project branches R through prow)<br>
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31 Fear Factor 8B+/33 200? Clinton Martinengo<br>

Latest revision as of 12:42, 11 October 2011

Very Overhanging. +/-30 Single Pitch Sport Routes, Mostly hard routes in the hole itself, but some easier nearby. 30 min walk up to crags

The climbing

Steep, long & pumpy. The main crag (the Hole) area is extremely overhanging with good holds. There is another section called the Sideline on the far left of the crag that comprises of a few easier routes.

Getting there

Drive up Boyes Drive, towards Fishhoek. Park your car opposite the stone entrance to the walk up. When parking, be sure to leave two wheels on the road (the rest of the car on the sidewalk). You wont get a ticket if you have two wheels on the road (this allows pedestrians to pass).

Walk up the path. At the contour path turn right and follow the path up the valley. There is a cairn indicating the new path which breaks out right towards the Hole (same path as for Foreign Policy). Walk along this path until you see a good path leading up to the left (with pole steps) - follow the steps up to the Hole (straight takes you to Foreign Policy) The walk should take you about 25 minutes.

Notes

This area has shade all day except in the early morning. This crag will take some time to dry after rain and in winter it often seeps water.

Additional entertainment at The Hole: Take your binoculars with. When the shark siren goes off on Muizenberg beach you may be rewarded with a sighting of "Johnny White" getting chased away by the lifesavers.

Updates to Western Cape Rock

17b Megalodon (26) Andy Davies 2011 (Plumb line between Fleur de Mer and Route 66 on 12mm hangers)
22b Merkin 7B/26 Jamie Smith 2011 (R of LMV)
Jaws (25) Andy Davies 2009 (start up Tears for Fears but carry on straight where TFF goes right)
26 Life Enhancement program BB Jono Fisher, FA Joe Mohle 2011
26b Project BB Sean Maarsh 2010 (ring bolts, veers left at rooves)
26c Sweet Prow of Mine 7B+/27 Jason Temple Forbes 2011 (Same start as Sean's project branches R through prow)
31 Fear Factor 8B+/33 200? Clinton Martinengo