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Access issues inherited from Tafelberg

A permit is required: www.capenature.co.za

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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The far left of 4 lines on the small wall just right of the Honeymoon Suite cave and directly below the Spout Cave balcony.

15 m (20) Start on the right side of the Honeymoon Suite cave. Pull through an overhanging corner moving slightly right to gain the face. Climb up and leftwards staying just right of the arete to the Spout Cave balcony. Descent: When you top out you are home!

FA: R. Halsey & D. Steyn, Dec 2014

The second from the left of 4 lines on the small wall just right of the Honeymoon Suite cave and directly below the Spout Cave balcony.

15 m (18) Start 5m right of Rigel below the middle of the wall. Climb the corner onto the face, move 2m left, and climb the crack to the Spout Cave balcony. Descent: When you top out you are home!

FA: D. Steyn & R. Halsey, Dec 2014

The third from the left of 4 lines on the small wall just right of the Honeymoon Suite cave and directly below the Spout Cave balcony.

20 m (18) Start just around the corner on the right of the wall. Pull up directly below the overhanging crack, rail left until able to gain the shallow corner and follow it to the Sundeck above Spout Cave.

FA: D. Steyn & R. Halsey, Jan 2015

The right hand of 4 lines on the small wall just right of the Honeymoon Suite cave and directly below the Spout Cave balcony

20 m (16) Start just around the corner on the right of the wall. Pull up directly below the overhanging crack and follow it to the Sundeck above Spout Cave.

FA: R. Halsey & D. Steyn, Dec 2014

FA: C. Standing, M. van der Velde & G. Delpierre, 1996

FA: D. Birkett, 2005

Head down to the Honeymoon Suite cave and traverse right past the start of Danger Mouse. Below the right-hand end of the upper roof is a corner with an obvious crack. Looks tough for its grade!

  1. 30 m (28) Climb up to the roof, through the crack, and up into the corner. Rail out right through the upper roof and head up easily to the ledge above. Descent: Walk a few metres right and scramble up a level to the Sunset Platform.

FA: C. Martinengo, Feb 2014

1 19 30m
2 23 15m
3 15 10m
4 22 10m

A short, fun route right near the cave. Good sunset jaunt. Head down to the Honeymoon Suite cave and traverse right past the start of Danger Mouse. At the far end of the ledge an obvious, big layback crack starts about 5m up.

  1. 30 m (19) Climb through the steep start directly below the layback crack and then all the way up the crack to a ledge. Walk a few metres right then scramble up and right and behind some boulders to an undercut corner capped by a roof with a hand crack on the right. This is the same level as the Sundowner Platform above Spout Cave.

  2. 15 m (23) Starting on the left, pull up to a rail and make some bouldery moves to gain the corner. Head up to the roof, rail right and use the roof crack to gain an easy ramp above. Stance at a nice platform.

  3. 10m (15) Head up just left of a vague arete, and then easily to stance at some large blocks. After belaying, walk ~10m toward the Pillar Box, over some blocks, to the base of a vertical crack.

  4. 10m (22) Climb the crack to a ledge, then tackle a short but steep wall with a vertical finger crack crossed by a horizontal hand crack. Descent: Tops out right at a tat abseil point. One rap gets you all the way down. Alternatively, scramble off left onto the standard descent route.

FA: R. Halsey & D. Steyn, Jan 2013

From Spout cave, as you walk up to the sunset platform, continue up and slightly left to a short, white wall. This is about 40m left of the second pitch of Candleman

Climb the arete on the left side of the wall. Might be Tafelberg's shortest route, but enough happens to keep you entertained. Descent: Walk left and scramble down some boulders back to the base.

FA: R. Halsey & D. Steyn, Mar 2016

From Spout cave, as you walk up to the sunset platform, continue up and slightly left past a short, white wall to a short bulging buttress.

Start up the ramp, and head a bit left to a left-slanting crack. Pull over the bulge and continue to the top. Descent: Walk left along a platform and then scramble down some boulders back to the base.

FA: R. Halsey & H. Wakeling, Mar 2016

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