Jacob's Ladder*** 16
[The view from the stance at the top of the second (exposed) pitch., 2 kb]70m, 3 pitches. A wonderful multi-pitch climb that is well protected but feels exposed, South African grades 14, 16, 15

Photo: The view from the stance at the top of the second (exposed) pitch. © Simon Alden
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This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/14

tim_mcd - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/14 with notgnarly

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/14

cat22 - AltLd O/S - Oct/14 with Mike

ollylegg - 2nd - 24/Feb/14

Rickwillemse - 2nd - Jun/12

Led awesome 2nd pitch. Very exposed but good holds and mostly good pro except at the start of the 3rd pitch.
Simon Alden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/12 with Willem Boshoff

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Dec/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/11

One of the best climbs i've ever been on! P2 split in half with an amazing hanging belay in between. Great exposure the whole way and jugs whenever you need them.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with guide

EmileCilliers - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/11

jaxxman - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with David Vallet

EmileCilliers - Lead β - 02/Feb/11

EmileCilliers - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/11

Absolute classic!
ScottyD - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/10

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/10 with Tom (HR SA)

Excellent route - very exposed and juggy all the way. We too went the lower traverse which makes it a little bit more airy and exciting but not much harder. Best bit was blagging a free abseil (worth 495R) back down afterwards - cue silly jumping and photo ops! VS climbing in E2 positions makes it about HVS overall....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Rik

Fantastic. And not just because of the setting, the exposure, etc. - the climbing itself is great, steep and fairly sustained but with perfect holds. Route-finding a little tricky in places - I took the horizontal handrail just at the top of the overhanging crack and ended up stranded on a little triangular ledge over space which turns out to be part of Roulette (20) - should've read the route description properly and climbed up for 3 more metres after the top of the overhanging crack, before traversing.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Lynn Wilkinson

Daniel Wrightson - 2nd - Feb/08

Fantastic! Freshly ground were playing live in Camp's Bay, down beneath us. Well protected with a couple of tricky moves. The walk up reqires some scrambling - take lots of water.
sara n - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Francois Venter

Richard Weller - 2nd - 17/Nov/06

Chriswynn - Lead O/S - 1998

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - Feb/97

Seymore Butt - 1975

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
josephine crossland, Danhan, trekclimb, sweenyt, Ropeboy, Dr Caterpillar

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