Fountain Ledge

Access issues inherited from Table Mountain

If the cable car is your choice to reach the climbs I suggest pre-booking the cable car tickets online so you do not have to queue up for a ticket.

Ethic inherited from Table Mountain

Strictly trad area, bolting is illegal.


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3 16

FA: M Scott + H Graafland, A McKirdy & G Young

Starts on the staircase ledge -- look for an obvious zig-zag crack.

  1. (12). Climb a short slab to a chimney, then up the chimney. Part way, either step left then up a stepped cracked, or continue up the chimney. Belay on the obvious ledge in an alcove.

  2. (12) Traverse right, past a wide-step continue traversing around the corner, continue traversing past bolted anchors to belay behind a large boulder.

  3. (13) At the left end of the boulder, climb a jagged right leaning crack/weakness into a chimney than past a small roof to a ledge.

Continue right through a keyhole and scramble to the top.

FA: A Barley, R Barley, D Hartley & M Scott

FA: P Andersen & J Knight

1 16
2 A1

FA: G F Travers-Jackson

Starts level with pitch 1 of "Staircase" in a scruffy recess above a cave.

  1. 12m (12): Ascend the recess

  2. Walk left along the ledge to the right to the right of "Fountain Crack"

  3. 19m (12): Climb up the face on good, hard white rock.

  4. 19m (15): Climb an overhanging crack with an awkward take-off. At the top, traverse left onto a bushy ledge.

  5. 28m (16): Climb up on the corner and traverse across the face to the right past the top of pitch 4, and then up and to the right to a point above the corner of the large overhang, where there is a small resting place. From here climb straight up to a very small stance. The awkward move is near the top.

  6. 9m (14): Starting slightly to the left of the top of the last pitch, a delicate movement up left leads to a grassy recess which is followed to the top.

FA: C.C Butler, H. Davis, J.E. Henry, M.P. Mamacos & G.W. Rose

FA: D Davies, D Kelfkins & G Lacey

FA: D Hartley, T Hughes, J Levy & M Scott

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