Tapestry of Life (21 120m)
Something a bit different here. The route is on a steep white wall on Fountain Buttress overlooking Camps Bay. The easiest way to get to it is to hike the adventurous Cairn-Fountain-Grotto Traverse that starts below Magnetic Wall and then heads down and southwards. The climb is comparable to The Dream - high quality, steep and sustained.
Start: the route starts on a detached block directly below the middle of the huge roofs (that are up at the top of the crag) at a beacon
Pitch 1 35m 21: step off the block and head directly up the white wall then trend rightwards to get around an overlap. Go up and left to get to a slab that leads onto a big ledge.
Walk 15m along the ledge in the direction of Table Mountain to a small tree.
Pitch 2 35m 21: start up and then rightwards to climb the obvious fault line that leads up into a definite hand jamming crack. Above the crack stance on a small ledge.
Pitch 3 50m 16: traverse 7m to the right then head up the big dihedral. At the top traverse airily to the right for 5m then up to the top of the crag.
First ascent: Tinie Versfeld and Hilton Davies, 14 January 2015
(note: there is scope for many new routes on this wall)
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