Blue Mountain Publishing
The Cape Peninsula is renowned for its world-famous landmark, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature – Table Mountain and the Table Mountain chain. This rugged mountain chain creates an undulating ridge, which forms the backbone of the Peninsula, starting from the striking front of Table Mountain that overlooks the city, running through the beautiful and exposed Silvermine Reserve, over the cave-riddled Kalk Bay mountains and ending in the Cape of Good Hope Reserve at Cape Point – the very tip of the Peninsula.
Fortunately for climbers in Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula is blessed with a string of great crags giving very diverse climbing from short powerful routes on the bulging quartzite crags of Trappieskop and Peer’s Cave, the ever-popular faces of the Silvermine crags, to the very steep and mega-pumpy crags of The Mine and The Hole. As far as grades are concerned, there is something for everyone. Crags like Lakeside Pinnacle, Lower Silvermine and Higgovale Quarry are popular among beginners and for those who want a relaxing day at the crag, while Silvermine Main Crag and Fawlty Towers takes one up a notch or two. Whatever your desires, there are many routes on quality sandstone, just waiting to be caressed by your fingertips. Just go out and get ’em!
|Foreign Policy||18 climbs in 3 sectors|
|Higgovale Quarry||24 climbs in 2 sectors|
|Lakeside Pinnacle||17 climbs in 4 sectors|
|Peer’s Cave||54 climbs in 6 sectors|
|Silvermine Crags||98 climbs in 6 sectors|
|Skoorsteen Kop||12 climbs in 2 sectors|
|The Hole||45 climbs in 3 sectors|
|The Mine||64 climbs in 5 sectors|
|Trappieskop||39 climbs in 6 sectors|
|Underside||28 climbs in 5 sectors|