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Summary

The sandstone climbing is on the concentric rings of rock at the top of the mountain

Description

A mix of single pitch and multi-pitch routes, depending on the bands, ledges, vegetation and rock quality.

Approach

Drive up Kloof Nek Road from Cape Town centre, turn right to Lion's Head/Signal Hill Road until the first big parking. The hiking trail behind the boom gate is your goal.

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Follow path up until you see the ladder about 50 meters away. up to your right will be a a crack/slab climb.

  1. Follow this crack on slopery and ledgy holds until topout.

  2. Pitch two starts about 100 meters righ of pitch 1's topout. It is a slab climb with a crack on your left, good for placing gear. Slightly mossy and wet during the winter. Topout onto a large ledge.

  3. Pitch up right following crimpy holds with good friction. Amazing exposure further up on the pitch with great gear (when repitching look for broken rock, courtesy of terrible anchor).

  4. Pitch four starts five meter right. First 30 meters resembles a scramble but the last 20 is beautiful climbing up a chimney-like crack. The moves are... unique. DO NOT TRUST WEDGED BOULDERS!!

  5. Scramble out on a steep grassy incline. More cautious climbers may want to pitch this. All in all, great climb with good gear.

FA: Luke (Dave) Davis & Daniel Basel, 22 Sep 2013

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