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Grade Route Gear style Popularity
Table Mountain North (CBD/Africa/Lower Buttress) Africa Ledge
18 Atlantic Crag
1 18 18m
2 14 20m
3 11 3m
4 14 30m
5 15 12m
6 18 10m

FA: M. Andersen, D. Bell, M. Mamacos & P. O'Neill, 1951

Trad 93m, 6
Table Mountain North (CBD/Africa/Lower Buttress) Lower Buttresses Arrow Buttress
18 Bowstring
1 12 25m
2 12 22m
3 14 22m
4 18 28m

FA: J. Levy & M. Scott, 1968

Trad 97m, 4
Table Mountain North (CBD/Africa/Lower Buttress) Lower Buttresses Venster Buttress
18 Transience

FA: R. Halsey & R. Strate, Jun 2020

Trad 20m
Higgovale Quarry The Polling Booth
18 Mandela Magic

FA: N. Matthews & G. Hattingh

Sport 6
Higgovale Quarry The Peanut Gallery
18 Torn Finger

FA: A. Hartung & S. Kets, 2000

Sport 10m, 5
18 Phallange arete

FA: S. Kets, 2001

Sport 3
Table Mountain Orange Face (Permit needed)
18 Nature Cons

Permit needed to enter RESTRICTED AREA. Nature Conservasions bright ideas

FA: Jeffrey Denning, 2004

Trad 220m
Table Mountain West (The Ledge) Fountain Ledge Staircase Ledge
18 Finalé
1 18 30m
2 16 20m
3 17 15m

FA: R. Smithers & M. Scott, 1979

Trad 65m, 3
Lion's Head Granite
18 Huguenot Crack
Trad 70m
18 Jono Fishers project
SportProject 8
18 Knuckleduster

Climb to the left or to the right of the pillar. Bridge and jam your way up until able to start smearing up to the top.

Trad 25m
18 Encore 2
Lion's Head Sandstone Lookout Sector
18 Crescendo
1 17
2 10
3 17
4 18
Trad 4
Lion's Head Sandstone Wally's sector
18 The Craving

Climb the black crack starting from the top of the bush to the top.

Trad 20m
18 Kalashnikov

Great steep climb. Excellent rock.

FA: H. Davies & A. Ross, 2008

Trad 20m
Lion's Head Sandstone Geo-Cache Sector
18 Ballad of a Teenage Queen Trad 20m
Table Mountain Barrier Buttress
18 Fingertip Face Trad 100m
The Apostles Corridor Buttress
18 Corridor Rib
1 18 15m
2 17 15m
3 15 15m
4 12 10m

This route has excellent quality rock and is well worth doing.

  1. Climb the clean and steep face, aiming for the dihedral. Step left onto a ledge and stance.

  2. Pull through the obvious break in the roof above and head straight up to a large ledge.

  3. Scramble up and use some short pillar like features to gain the crack in the face above. Follow this up and left, until beneath a roof. Bypass the roof on the left hand side.

  4. Scramble to the top.

Descent: walk off via the gully on the left (facing out).

FA: M. Mamacos, J. Henry, E. Rudnick & O. Shipley, 1950

Trad 55m, 4
Elsie's Peak
18 Midnight Special

FA: P. Anderson & R. Smithers

Trad 66m
Trappieskop Mermaid Wall
18 Songs From the Wood Sport 3
Peer's Cave Talking to the Trees
18 Talking to the trees

A spectacular climb for the grade.

FA: J. Roff, 1987

Sport 4
The Peninsula Peer's Cave Amadeus Wall
18 The Entarence Sport 3
Peer's Cave Amadeus Wall
18 Hickory Dickory Cock

FA: C. Vickers, 1987

Sport 3
18 Cango Stories

FA: G. Holwill, 1987

Sport 3
Silvermine Main Crag
18 Cool Hand Luke

FA: P McCann, 1995

Sport 24m, 9
Silvermine Lower Silvermine Jailhouse
18 Jailhouse Rocks!

FA: M. Engelbrecht, 2004

Sport 8m, 3
Silvermine Lower Silvermine Cloud Nine Wall
18 Clouds over Mordor

FA: Brian Watts, 15 Nov 2018

Sport 20m, 12
Silvermine Lower Silvermine Lower Silvermine Crag
18 Obideah

FA: S. Larsen, 1997

Sport 8
The Peninsula Silvermine Lower Silvermine The Pumphouse
18 Reset the Brakes

FA: S. Kruger & D. Hart, 2003

Sport 11m, 5
18 Snitch

FA: S. Kruger & D. Hart, 2003

Sport 8m, 4
Silvermine Fawlty Towers
18 Waldorf Salad (Left Start)

FA: R. Holwill, 1997

Sport 6
Silvermine Silverminor
18 Souldery Bart

This route has a start that is harder than a 18. Definetely a 19 that eases after the first two bolts.

FA: J. Temple-Forbes, Mar 2012

Sport 5
18 Mong Love

FA: M. Gowans, Mar 2012

Sport 6
Underside Rightside
18 Abigail

FA: M vd Westhuizen, 2006

Sport 5
The Mine Puffadder Wall
18 Grand Illusion

FA: A. Purves, 1991

Sport 10m, 3
Lakeside Pinnacle
18 Slab 'n Tickle

FA: T. Lourens, 2014

Sport 7
18 Who Knows

Slab with one small roof. Don't detour to left of roof, climb straight up and over.

FA: Charles Howell, 2006

Sport 12m, 6
18 Cacophonix

Fairly large (plate sized, 3cm) rock at the start of Cacophonix (the 18 going up the outside corner) is loose and sounds very hollow. Quite low to the ground but could cause a nasty scare for climber and belayer if it came off unexpectedly. Is marked but will rub off soon.

FA: Brent Russell, 17 Dec 2013

The Peninsula Lakeside Pinnacle
18 Cornflakes

FA: L Cloete & G. Schoonraad, 2004

Sport 5
The Peninsula Muizenberg
18 Cornflakes Trad 80m
18 Starlight Trad 80m
18 Dilettante
1 16 15m
2 16 18m
3 11 20m
4 18 20m

Follow the track that contours the base of the mountain until able to see an impressive chock stone in an unusual place. The route starts around 6 meters to the right of the chock stone.

  1. Climb easily towards an obvious underclinning hold and move to the face on the right climbing it until able to get to a ledge.

  2. Climb the crack system just above the anchor of the first pitch and move left when at the same height of a dead bush. Move up the face until able to reach the horizontal rail. Jam left on an airy traverse to belay from an airy stance around the corner in a small ledge.

  3. Climb straight up the easy rock band until able to see a cairn.

  4. Around 4 meters right of the cairn climb up for 5 meters and move weirdly to the left towards two twin parallel cracks that can be seen from the bottom of this pitch. Climb up the cracks to a small roof, move right to a recess to reach another face. Climb the face up to a ledge just below an easy looking brown face.

Scramble leads to the top.

Trad 73m, 4
The Peninsula Foreign Policy
18 O Brother Where Art Thou?

Provides access to the upper and dassie ledge

FA: D. Hugo, 2005

Sport 8
The Hole The Sideline
18 Dube

FA: D. Wiemar, 1997

Sport 14m, 5
Skoorsteenskop Main Wall
18 Babylon
Sport 20m

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