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Paarl Rock

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Description

There are some excellent single- and multi-pitch sport routes at Paarl Rocks. The climbing is on large granite domes.

The rock seems to dry quicker than the sandstone crags around Cape Town, so Paarl Rocks may be a good destination if it has been raining recently.

Access issues

The Paarl Rocks are about 60 km north of Cape Town. From Cape Town drive north along the N1, and turn off at Paarl. Look carefully for the sign to the Paarl Rocks Mountain Reserve (it is easy to miss).

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Driving up to the top parking, Bretagne Rock is on your left. (-33.745408, 18.941776)

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Driving up to the top parking, Gordon's Rock is on your right (-33.741797, 18.942299).

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Paarl Rock is next to the lower parking area (-33.740095, 18.950462).

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This rock can be accessed by a gravel track that turns left half way to the upper parking from the lower parking area. It is also accessible from Jan Phillips Bergpad (-33.745982, 18.950339).

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