As an all round South African mountaineer Dave Cheesmond has probably only ever been surpassed by Andy de Klerk. In 1977 he produced his little stapled route book The Western Cape – Fifty Selected Routes.
Africa Amphitheatre is that big wall on Table Mountain overlooking the city centre of Cape Town, a few hundred metres east of the upper cableway station. It is the royal wall on a regal mountain.
We couldn’t believe that we were stuck in a traffic jam in Cape Town while we were headed out to Du Toit’s Kloof on a climbing mission.
My new young climbing buddy Guy Paterson-Jones and I had been climbing the superb Armageddon Time on Yellowwood Amphitheatre.