Table Mountain Climber's Log

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Alpinist - Sep 11, 2016 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2016

Tourist Route  Sucess!

Took the easy way up with my wife and we hiked over to the beacon on a beautiful sunny day.


BKW - Dec 6, 2015 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2015

Morning Stroll  Sucess!

I was in town for a few days so I strolled up Platteklip Gorge then over to the Beacon. I got up the gorge, which is apparently 2300 feet, in one hour. So it's an excellent trail for gaining elevation quickly. The views were top notch, as were the flora and fauna.


Fletch - Nov 30, 2012 4:39 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 1998

Study abroad  Sucess!

my buddy para-glided off the top...


ppergande - May 16, 2011 3:42 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2011

Route: Skeleton Gorge, Platteklip Gorge  Sucess!

Hiked up Skeleton Gorge over to Maclear's Beacon, & down Platteklip Gorge. Skeleton was beautiful and diverse.


mtncorg - Jan 14, 2010 10:20 pm

up the Kasteelpoort Track  Sucess!

The rest of the Table atop the Apostles is amazing with glorious fynbos, grand views and few people.


Jacek - Jan 5, 2010 4:00 am Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2002

Ledges  Sucess!

The Ledges is probably my favourite route that leads to the summit


mrchad9 - Jul 7, 2009 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2009

Platteklip Gorge  Sucess!

First trip in April 2008, up Platteklip Gorge just down the road from the cable car. Planned to ride the car down but wind closed it- hiked down. Bright and sunny when I started but wind and fog enveloped before I made it over to the true highpoint.

Second outing in October 2009 with Devil's Peak. Tried for an hour to get up from the saddle. Couldn't find a good route so followed the trail down and up Platteklip again.


WouterB - Jun 3, 2009 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2008

India window?  Sucess!

Climbed it via the "India window". That's what it was called, don't know any other names. It was a more adventurous route for sure.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Sep 17, 2008 9:50 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2008

Quickie Up Platteklip Gorge  Sucess!

A window finally opened after 4 days of waiting in Cape Town. About 1.5 hours up to trail junction despite being way out of shape and breathing nasty fumes downtown for 10 days. Beautiful place with neat vegetation.


BluePonyV8 - Oct 19, 2006 4:07 am Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2003

Back Home  Sucess!

I'm actually from SA but moved to the states in 92, a beautiful day hike. Some of the best oceanic cliff views around. Truly Breathtaking!


Mblue01 - May 24, 2006 10:49 am


Spectacular view on Capetown from the summit.


sync - Sep 16, 2005 2:27 am

Route Climbed: Various routes Date Climbed: Various dates in winter 2005  Sucess!

Finally officially summited at Maclear's Beacon on 28 August 2005, but I've hiked up various routes, including Nursery Buttress, Diagonal, Corridor Ravine, Kasteelsport, and India-Venster. Even climbed on Cobblestone Gendarme and Arrow Final. Beautiful mountain!


Valtho - Aug 24, 2005 10:13 am

Route Climbed: next to cablecar Date Climbed: April 2002  Sucess!

Easy hike with spectacular views.....only a pitty that the table cloth covered the summit....


rlawson - Jul 28, 2005 2:50 pm

Route Climbed: Platteklip Gorge Date Climbed: October 2004  Sucess!

Easy climb on a beautiful day. The most beautiful place on earth? Earlier in the week, it was too rainy/cloudy to go to the summit, so I did a longer hike starting at the Platteklip Gorge trailhead around the side of the mountatin to Constantia Nek and then to my friends house in Hout Bay.

tyler_durden - Oct 3, 2004 5:32 pm

Route Climbed: Route from Aerial Tram Date Climbed: Sept 2004.  Sucess!

Like climbing a couple of thousand stairs to an awesome top.

Smalltimeclimber - Oct 24, 2003 3:21 am

Route Climbed: Almost all of the available routes up: Nursery, Platteklip, Skeleton, Rooikat, Kloof Corner, India Venster, Woody, Slangolie, Grotto, Porcupine, Diagonal, Corridor, Blackburn, Myburgh's Waterfall ravine, Bridal path, Bel Ombre, Constantia C  Sucess!

So many ways to climb this mountain and each of them have their own special delights. Good for any weather by day or night. My favourite South African mountain.

Andrew Hagen

Andrew Hagen - Sep 7, 2003 4:23 pm

Route Climbed: Ledges Date Climbed: 06 Sptember 2003  Sucess!

Summited to kick off a classic 30+ km traverse of the higher peaks on the Cape Peninsula from the University of Cape Town to Kalk Bay. A yearly event with the UCT MSC and a very rewarding hike with truly unique views, including two oceans.

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - Jul 16, 2003 1:01 pm

Route Climbed: Hikingtrail, south side Date Climbed: Oct 1996  Sucess!

Beautiful and easy hiking trail from the cable car station. Outstanding flora and fauna. Marvellous views in any directions! Windy on top!

ben jammin

ben jammin - Apr 28, 2002 2:15 pm

Route Climbed: "Roulette", "Last Laugh", "Oddshouter's Outing" Date Climbed: Feb to April 2002  Sucess!

... busy couple of weeks on the ledge.

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