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Cape Town Travel Guide

Climbing

Cape Town has hundreds of bolted sport routes around the city and peninsula, ranging from an easy 10 to a hectic 30. (To give you some idea of difficulty, a route rated a 10 in South Africa would be equivalent to a 5.5 climb in the United States. A 20 climb would register around 5.10c, while the hardest you'll find in South Africa is probably a 34, which American climbers would know as a 5.14b. The toughest climb up Table Mountain rates about 32, which is a 5.14a.) Both Table Mountain sandstone and Cape granite are excellent hard rocks. There are route guides to all the major climbs and a number of climbing schools in Cape Town. A few favorite climbs include Table Mountain (from various angles), Lion's Head, Du Toit's Kloof, and Muizenberg Peak.

High Adventure. High Adventure specializes in climbing in the Cape Town area but also organizes trips farther afield that can be anything from short two- to four-hour hikes, to half-day outings or full-day trips. A minimum group is two clients; there's a singles supplement of 80% for a solo traveler. 021/689–1234. www.highadventure.co.za. From R480.

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