Rock Climbing on Lion's Head

Rock Climbing on Lion's Head

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 33.93472°S / 18.38917°E
Additional Information Route Type: Granite rock climbing
Additional Information Time Required: Half a day
Additional Information Difficulty: Frpom 14 to 24
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Getting there
Take Kloof Nek Road from Cape Town centre. Turn right into the Lion's Head/Signal Hill Road.
To get to the Granite Domes:
Drive up Signal Hill Road and turn into the parking spot on the left near the kramat. Walk along the path towards the Atlantic Ocean direction moving slightly down to reach the Granite domes.
To get to the Sandstone climbing:
Park at the first main parking area and follow the path around the left side of the mountain.

Route Description

The climbing
There are two areas on Lions Head, the first being the sandstone area comprising of the actual Lions Head peak itself and the other being the granites which are located at the foot of the mountain on the Atlantic side. The Granites are a personal favourite, the rock is clean with cracks running up. Some routes are equipped with bolted belay stations.

Essential Gear

Standard trad rack if there for the trad climbing, else standard sport gear. Some of the sport routes on the granites require a 60 meter rope.

Guide Books/References
Cape Rock by Julian Fisher or Western Cape Crags (Guy Holwill)

Miscellaneous Info

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