Rock Climbing in Cape Town

Rock Climbing in Cape Town.

You can see the perfect sandstone cliff faces from the city bowl and anyone who’s ever tried rock climbing is going to start getting itchy feet to get up there! Table Mountain (sandstone) and Lions Head (granite) both offer superb quality rock and qualified climbing guides will ensure that you end up on the right route for your climbing ability. A range of comprehensive guide books can be bought in Cape Town, but a local climbing guide will help you sift…

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Rock Climbing in Cape Town
Rock Climbing in Cape Town

Rock Climbing in Cape Town.

You can see the perfect sandstone cliff faces from the city bowl and anyone who’s ever tried rock climbing is going to start getting itchy feet to get up there! Table Mountain (sandstone) and Lions Head (granite) both offer superb quality rock and qualified climbing guides will ensure that you end up on the right route for your climbing ability. A range of comprehensive guide books can be bought in Cape Town, but a local climbing guide will help you sift through over 3000 multi-pitch trad climbing routes on Table Mountain and, further down the peninsula range, a whole lot of fun sports climbing areas too.

If you want to get out of Cape Town for your climbing adventure, the Cape Fold Mountains offer a recreational wonderland for climbers. Head to Paarl Rock for superb granite climbing, the Cederberg for bouldering, sports climbing and trad climbing and the sheer beauty of the place, or the cute little Klein Karoo village of Montagu for superb sports climbing with wonderful accommodation options. A host of other mountainous locations well worth checking out surround Cape Town.   

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Cape Town | Rock Climbing - Venture Forth International - Rock Climbing

Venture Forth International - Rock Climbing. Table Mountain offers rock climbers of all abilities world-class routes on high quality rock. The famous Mother City landmark itself offers inspiring traditional (“trad”) multi-pitch climbing and the surrounding crags of the Peninsula offers exceptional bolted sport climbing in scenic areas. The sport climbing is mostly single-pitch, but some are...