Very overhanging, ±30 single pitch sport routes. Mostly hard (>23) routes in the Hole itself, but some easier nearby. 30 min walk up to crags.
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 a few easier routes.
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 won't 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)
This area has shade all day except in the early morning. The rock takes some time to dry after rain and in winter it often seeps water.
Additional entertainment at The Hole: Take your binoculars; 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.
The routes at the Hole from the left of the crag towards the right,
|#||ROUTE NAME / AREA||GRADE||# BOLTS||RATING||BOLTING/OPENED INFO||DESCRIPTION|
|1.||The Thing||27/7b+||5 Bolts||FA. N Matthews. 1997.|
|2.||Jigaboo||27/7b+||6 Bolts||FA. N Matthews. 1997.|
|3.||Babe Watch||26/7b||7 Bolts||FA. N Matthews. 1997.|
|4.||Fleur de Mer||24/7a||8 Bolts||FA. J Fisher. 1991.|
|5.||Fire in the Hole||27/7b+||9 Bolts||FA. J Temple-Forbes. 2003.|
|6.||Fleur d'Afrique||25/7a+||8 Bolts||<unknown>|
|7.||Afrique de Freak||30/8a||9 Bolts||FA. S Maasch. 1997.|
|8.||Megalodon||26/7b||10 Bolts||FA. A Davies. 2011.||12mm hangers|
|9.||Route 66||27/7b+||9 Bolts||FA. S Maasch. 1993.|
|10.||Shark Biscuit||25/7a+||9 Bolts||FA. D Steyn, J Temple-Forbes. 2009.|
|11.||Posson Flambe||25/7a+||8 Bolts||FA. J Fisher. 1991.|
|12.||Le Nuage Neuf||25/7a+||9 Bolts||FA. D Hugo. 1999.|
|13.||La Mystique Voyeur||25/7a+||8 Bolts||FA. J Alexander. 1991.|
|14.||Merkin||26/7b||10 Bolts||FA. J Smith. 2011.|
|15.||Zwik||28/7c||10 Bolts||FA. G Holwill. 1994.|
|16.||Jaws||25/7a+||7 Bolts||FA. A Davies. 2009.|
|17.||Tears for Fears||26/7b||6 Bolts||FA. S Maasch. 1993.|
|18.||Guns & Buckets||25/7a+||7 Bolts||FA. J Gordon. 1993.|
|19.||Buckets of Tears||26/7b||7 Bolts||FA. S Maasch. 2003.|
|20.||Life Enhancement Program||31/8a+||8 Bolts||FA. J Mohle 2010|
|21.||Germinator||30/8a+||? Bolts||FA. N Methner. 2016.||Starts on Sweet Prow of Mine and splits left.|
|22.||Sweet Prow of Mine||27/7b+||8 Bolts||FA. J Temple-Forbes. 2011.|
|23.||Twat Vier||27/7b+||8 Bolts||FA. M Roberts. 1991.||Mostly rebolted|
|24.||Broken||31/8a+||8 Bolts||FA. M Smigleskis. 2003.|
|25.||Stolen Secrets||26/7b||? Bolts||FA. S Maasch. 2002.||Same start as Twat Vier but continues straight up.|
|26.||Cape Fear||25/7a+||9 Bolts||FA. S Maasch. 1992.|
|27.||Virus||28/7c||7 Bolts||FA. J Fisher. 1992.|
|28.||Fear Factor||33/8b+||9 Bolts||FA. C Martinengo. 2007.|
|25.||Sheer Boredom||26/7b||5 Bolts||FA. J Temple-Forbes. 2002.||Short and bouldery|
November 2014 - 4 new routes at the Sunset wall + 1x project.
From left to right:
- White Russian (23) Jason Temple-Forbes Nov 2014
- Amaretto (24/25) Jason Temple-Forbes Nov 2014
- Sambuca (24) Jason Temple-Forbes Nov 2014
- Lemon Cello (26) Jason Temple-Forbes Nov 2014
- Triple Sec (27) Jason Temple-Forbes Nov 2014
- Ouzo (closed project) Bolted by: Jason Temple-Forbes Nov 2014