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"I hate to say it, as a Brit, but maybe the trad climbing in South Africa is the best in the world" - Steve McClure

Climb Table Mountain with the most experienced mountain guides in South Africa. To Rock Climb on Table Mountain ranks very high (pun intended) on many climbers bucket list - whether you have just learned to climb, climb mostly indoors or if you are a seasoned pro - this, surely, one of the top things to do in Cape Town!
Nowhere else can you so easily access rock climbing of the highest quality, directly above a metropolitan city with ocean views to boot!

Guided Multi Pitch Rock Climbing on Table Mountain

  • Area: Table Mountain
  • Grade: II
  • Ease: Moderate-Strenuous
  • Duration: from half a day to days
  • Style: Traditional Multi-Pitch (no bolts!)
  • Suitability: Beginner (indoor climber) - Experienced
  • Attractions: Spectacular Technical Rock Climbing and Abseiling
  • Trad Climbing: Multi Pitch
  • Exposure:  or  
  • Included: Transport / Permits / Equipment

Without doubt one of the most unique experiences in the world - high quality, technical, rock climbing high above a major city...with ocean views as well! Besides the integral-ascent all other options include abseiling. Note that all routes on Table Mountain are Traditional (no bolts), and our guides are certified to this level in all cases.

Commonly Guided Rock Climbs on Table Mounatin

 

Integral Ascent:

A traditional "ascent" of Table Mountain North Face - from bottom to top. This gives a great sense of having climbed Table Mountain and involves hiking then rock-climbing then some more hiking and then finish with more rock climbing. Total height-gain c650m with 8 pitches of rock climbing. We then descend via Cable Car, if it is running, else a 1hour walk down. An early start is required to avoid the sun.
  • Area: Table Mountain
  • Grade: Various Options
  • Exposure:  or  
  • Ease: Moderate-Strenuous
  • Duration: 6+ hours
  • Style: Traditional Multi-Pitch (no bolts!)
  • Suitability: Novice | Beginner | Intermediate
  • Group Size: ideal: 1-2 max: 4

Arrow Final:

The original finalè to the integral ascent, this route climbs the striking narrow face directly below the top cable-station. Often accessed via abseil this route offers suberb postion and easy climbing with views from the Atlantic all the way to false bay and is ideal for beginners. Remarkable for the grade!

  • Area: Table Mountain
  • Grade:  10 | 3 | 2 | 5.6 | Diff
  • Exposure:  or  
  • Ease: Moderate
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Style: Traditional Multi-Pitch (no bolts!)
  • Suitability: Novice | Beginner
  • Group Size: ideal: 1-2 max: 4

Staircase:

Perched high above the Western Seabord, this superb route weaves it's way around some of the most impressive (and difficult) cliffs of the mountian, and gives a sense of big, airy climbing at a very moderate grade. Oft used to finish the integral ascent. Ideal for the beginner or first outdoor climb.
  • Area: Table Mountain
  • Grade: 12 | 3+ |  3 | 5.6 |  S
  • Exposure:  or  
  • Ease: Moderate-Strenuous
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Style: Traditional Multi-Pitch (no bolts!)
  • Suitability: Novice | Beginner | Intermediate
  • Group Size: ideal: 1-2 max: 4

Atlantic Crag:

Some of the finest technical, flowing climbing available at the grade! The climbing - move for move - is sustained and engaging with an airy traverse around a roof to add spice. Amazing route directly above the City.
  • Area: Table Mountain
  • Grade: 18 |  5b |  5+ | 5.9 |  HVS
  • Exposure:  or  
  • Ease: Moderate-Strenuous
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Style: Traditional Multi-Pitch (no bolts!)
  • Suitability: Intermediate
  • Group Size: ideal: 1-2 max: 4

Jacobs Ladder:

THE classic on Table Mountain. Clean and sustained climbing with a very airy travese in the middle, guaranteed to make you feel high. Simply exquisite, 'Jacobs' is not for those with a fear of heights. The best way to look down on the Camps Bay and Clifton dwellers, occassionally used to finish the integral ascent. Ideal for people who have climbed outdoors at the grade.
  • Area: Table Mountain
  • Grade: 16 |  5a |  5 | 5.8 |  VS/HVS
  • Exposure:  or  
  • Ease: Moderate-Strenuous
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Style: Traditional Multi-Pitch (no bolts!)
  • Suitability: Intermediate
  • Group Size: ideal: 1-2 max: 4

Climb Table Mountain with the most experienced mountain guides in South Africa.

To Rock Climb on Table Mountain ranks very high (pun intended) on many climbers bucket list - whether you have just learned to climb, climb mostly indoors or if you are a seasoned pro and, surely, one of the top things to do in Cape Town! Nowhere else can you so easily access rock climbing of the highest quality, directly above a metropolitan city with ocean views to boot! Abseil in, climb out . Repeat. Or start right at the bottom and hike-and-climb your way to the very top - without a cable car!

Not only does Cape Town have gorgeous beaches and amazing wine, but mountain playgrounds are easily found, Table Mountain being the most iconic and certainly the most accessible. The Rock Climbing is predominantly located on the Northern (city) and Western (Atlantic) faces, each offering excellent and technical multi pitch traditional climbing above uniquely spectacular views. But don't just take our word for it:

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W ith more than 20 years of mountaineering experience - from Trekking in the Drakensberg to Alpine North Faces and Big Wall Aid climbs, Tristan Firman has been actively guiding since 2005. Based out of Cape Town, South Africa, we specialise in Southern African adventure experiences from Rock Climbing and hiking Table Mountain to extended Drakensberg Treks and most everything in between. Registered, Certified guides ensure that you get to experience some of the breathtaking scenery that has South Africa voted as "The most beautiful country in the world", from some truly unique vantage points.

From beginner to experienced, if you are looking for adventure away from the mainstream, you have come to the right place.

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Certified and Registered
Suitable for all skill levels
  • We specialise in tailor-making adventures to your skill level - EVEN if you have never climbed or hiked before
Equipment Provided
  • If you are travelling light, we have all gear/equipment you may need
Single or Combined Adventures
  • Time for more than one activity - combine them. Sleep in caves and climb rock, paddle a river
Wide Range of Areas
  • Table Mountain, Lions Head, Cedarberg, Namibia, Drakensberg and Eastern Cape
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