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The Western Cape has some very inviting-looking Alpine walls. A generally easy approach (though often overgrown) these routes are typically Alpine in nature: Complex route-finding The possibility of loose rock An element of remoteness (making retreat or rescue / self-rescue a serious undertaking) - read my account here coupled with, often, long descents These undertakings are for experienced multi-pitch trad climbers, preferably with Alpine experience. Du Toits Kloof An hour's drive from Cape Town the national road snakes through Du Toits Kloof. Big Alpine walls on either side are dramatic, and inviting. Generally a long-day affair these routes involve 3 hour approaches followed by 5-8 hours of multi-pitch climbing and then a 3 hour descent. Various grade options - 14-21 | 4b-6a+ | 5.7-5.11 Klein Winterhoek The Klein Winterhoek Frontal is iconic. Bold and prominent (visible from town), this classic involves an afternoon walk-in followed by a bivi and then full day climb. Read an account here Grade 16 | 5a | 5.8 Hangklip The prominent peak behind the Hamlet of Hangklip on the Eastern Seaboard of the Cape Peninsular is not, technically, a country route. However it certainly shares some aspects of country-routing big, complex and complicated to retreat The pro's short and easy (by country route standards) approach easy grade (14 | 4b | 5.7) easy descent  
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