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atg200


Nov 5, 2003, 10:50 AM
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Recommended routes at Table Mountain, South Africa  (Africa: South_Africa: Cape_Town: Table_Mountain)
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Hi,

I'm going to be in Cape Town from Nov 15-22, and want to spend a day climbing at Table Mountain. My partner is fairly inexperienced, so easy routes are best. My preference is long trad, and anything will need to have one rope descents(my luggage was too heavy already without the second line!)

Also, how is the bouldering at Lluandudno? My partner is a surfer, so I thought that may be a good way for both of us to be entertained.


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i have no helpful tips at all, but have fun. what do you do??


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i do computer consulting. i'm working at a coal mine near johannesburg right now, and i get a week of vacation in cape town at the end of my contract. south africa is way better than the contracts i have been working in uzbekistan lately.


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Do Jakobs Ladder - apparenly it's great.

Llandudno boldering is pretty crappy - I wouldn't bother, but there's some nice (both east and hard) boldering at the base of Table Mountain.

If you have time go to Topside - if you want to go to areas on the false bay (like Amazon, Echo Valley, the 2 best areas on that side IMHO) side you could leave your partner at Muizenberg or some of the other surf spots round there. That said, I don't know how much surf there'll be anyway..

Good luck - if you feel like bouldering, drop me a PM.


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Any idea how many pitches Jakob's Ladder is, and also the difficulty? I am familiar with South African ratings.

The pictures of Llandudno looked good, but I sort of suspected it would turn out to be crappy. Why don't you think there won't be surf? Time of year?

Thanks for the help


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I'm not sure how many pitches Jacob's is, but gradewise, it's about a 16 or 17. I'm not sure what else there is on TM, but there are a bunch of books.

I'll ask my housemates tonite - I think they have done some routes on it..

Yeah, Llandudno is not optimal, boldering wise - it's crappy, sharp granite. Rather try topside, red hill (near simon's town) or table mountain/deer park boulders.

As I said, PM if you want to bolder, I live near TM and bolder there quite often.


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Late I know, but nevertheless. As a first introduction to TM climbs enjoyable routes are: Africa corner, Staircase, Africa crag, Jacob's ladder. All are multi pitch with no fixed pro and finish at/very close to the cableway station. Exposure is impressive but climbing is moderate with excellent protection. Double ropes work best because of wandering pitches. Bring water!


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