Looking for top rope routes in cape town.

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schalkleroux
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Looking for top rope routes in cape town.

Postby schalkleroux » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:04 pm

Hi All,

Im looking for any top rope routes in Cape Town. I am a beginner climber,
Are there any routes that have a anchor point that can be reached from the top of climb?

I have read that "crack of dawn" in lakeside is a top rope route, but cant seem to find out where the route is.

Cheers

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Wes
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Re: Looking for top rope routes in cape town.

Postby Wes » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:00 am

A good place for that is Piers Cave or silvermine lower. Piers cave is easier to setup top ropes though.

But learn to lead asap :afro:

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GClamp
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Re: Looking for top rope routes in cape town.

Postby GClamp » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:31 am

I wouldn't go anywhere else but Peers Cave if you are looking to top rope only. You can climb up the back part and then setup a top rope on a number of routes.

However, Wes is right, rather learn to lead, even if you are only beginning. Just start off on some really easy routes :thumright . Silvermine Lower is the best place for that.

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proze
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Re: Looking for top rope routes in cape town.

Postby proze » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:28 am

If you do toprope, please put your own draws in the anchors and toprope on those, not on the anchors directly. :thumleft:

schalkleroux
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Re: Looking for top rope routes in cape town.

Postby schalkleroux » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:09 am

Great, thanks guys.

Ja, think it is probably time to start lead climbing.... I'm gonna go to silwermine lower over the weekend.

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Re: Looking for top rope routes in cape town.

Postby Keith » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:00 am

See here for the route "Crack of Dawn":
http://www.climbing.co.za/wiki/Lakeside_Pinnacle


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