Pillar Box

  • Grade context: SA
  • Ascents: 15



Access issues inherited from Tafelberg

A permit is required:

Ethic inherited from Tafelberg

Tafelberg is a pure trad area. No bolting is allowed at all.

There is an existing bolt and chain at the top of the ascent/descent gulley and (to my knowledge) only one old route (Oscillation) that has an ancient, hand drilled, small bolt. This in no way means that any more bolts may be placed. There are also a few old pitons scattered around but even this is seldom necessary. Modern removable gear allows virtually all climbable parts of Tafelberg to be adequately protected.


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FA: T. Versfeld, 1997

FA: R. Baille, A. Clark, D. Sinclair-Smith & C. Sinclair-Smith, 1960

Start as per the Original Route until the wide traverse rail about two thirds of the way up. Do not rail left, instead continue straight to the top.

FA: A. de Klerk & D. Shewell, 1986

Climb the aesthetic line between Time Stone and Woodro. Start up a small recess and step right. Use small layback edges to reach a thin rail where you move about 1m right and climb straight up where the orange rock on the left meets the grey rock on the right. A tiny cam (black alien or equivalent) is useful to protect the lower crux, while a large wingspan is handy - for the top crux in particular.

FA: R. Halsey, 2012

FA: J. Colenso, 1989

FA: J. Colenso, 1989

FA: A. de Klerk, 1986

Climb the face between The Edge of Time and Serenity, Tranquility, Peace. Start up the first few moves on the arete, but then move right and up into a dark brown recess. Climb straight up the blank face above on edges to a good hand rail, where you move slightly right. Pull up to the next rail and then straight up to the top.

FA: R. Halsey, 2011

FA: A. de Klerk, 1986

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Author(s): Tony Lourens

Date: 2015

ISBN: 9780987040343

This is a selective guidebook describing the best sport climbing found in the Western Cape of South Africa, covering over 1,350 routes

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