Tafelberg

Climbs 191 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 1700m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Multi-pitch trad crag, most routes between 100 and 200m, on an impressive high plateau. Descent route down opposite side of plateau starts with a chain handline, then down obvious narrow gorge.

Access notes
Permit required from park office. No bolting. 3 hour walk in.

Guidebooks
Climb ZA web site, Tafelberg and Spout Central Cederberg, Western Cape a Climbers Guide

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 MAIN WALL  
 THREAD THE NEEDLE SECTOR  
3The Strainer16 * 
4North-West Pillar11 * 
5Thimble15 * 
6Needle Naadle Noo15 * 
7Pedestal Corner13 * 
8Sew and Sew11 * 
9Thread the Needle10 * 
 ROOIBOSCH SECTOR  
11Percolator22 *** 
12Teapot Wall15 ** 
13Rooibosch18 *** 
14Earl Grey19 *** 
15Tea Bag15 ** 
16SA Alpine Club Route18 * 
17Welbedacht Crack12  
 MAIDEN'S SECTOR  
19Ice Tea20 *** 
20Lemon14 ** 
21Amarula23 *** 
22Cape Velvet25 *** 
23Mothers18 ** 
24Make Tea Not War20 ** 
25Cosy Corner17 ** 
26Cosy Corner Direct21 ** 
27Maiden Voyage16 * 
28Graaff's Variation to Tafelberg Frontal12 * 
29Maiden's Prayer16 *** 
30Baboon Speak21 *** 
31Maiden's Dare19 *** 
32In Search of the Lost Chord21 ** 
33Danger Shrew24 *** 
 FRONTAL SECTOR  
35Life in the Freezer25 *** 
36Bat21 *** 
37Dithering Heights25 *** 
38The Swan24 *** 
39The Crow24 *** 
40Gotham City23 *** 
41Stargate20 *** 
42Crouching Tiger Hidden Giraffe24 *** 
43Grappler19 *** 
44The Occidental Express23 ** 
45Iridium Flash26 *** 
46The Jedi Fish20 *** 
47Tafelberg Frontal13 ** 
48Saucerer19 * 
49Boomerang16 * 
50Boomerang Direct19 ** 
51Central Direct20 ** 
52Digereedoo18 *** 
53Vuvuzela23 *** 
54Freedom Feather21 *** 
55Boombox24 ** 
56Whistling Woozle22 *** 
 RIGHT SECTOR  
58Nambarrie23 *** 
59Snake in the Grass23 *** 
60Route X18 ** 
 SOUTH WALL  
 BLUE PLANET SECTOR  
63Buckshee19 * 
64Peg Leg18 * 
65Neptune25 *** 
66Poseidon25 *** 
67Before the Flood28 *** 
68Poseidon Adventure29 *** 
69Blue Planet25 *** 
70Blue Planet Direct25 *** 
71Fight To the Death28 * 
72White Noise25 *** 
73Ghost Rider24 ** 
74Lord Foul's Bane22 *** 
75Drool Rockworm21 * 
76Pure Mania22 *** 
77Spice Dice22 *** 
 BLACK ICE SECTOR  
79Diced Ice22 *** 
80Black Ice19 *** 
81Two Blind Mice21 *** 
82Kif22 *** 
83White and Sweaty22 ** 
84Back in Black23 ** 
85Footsteps in the Corridor21 ** 
86Cutback18 ** 
87Trans-Atlantic Railroad22 ** 
88Oceans of Air23 *** 
89Sneak20 ** 
90A Chain of Voices21 ** 
91Mirrors of Time23 ** 
92The Realist19 ** 
93Optimist Prime26 *** 
94The Optimist21 * 
 BIG GROOVE SECTOR  
96Big Groove20 *** 
97Big Groove Direct20 *** 
98Groove Amandla26 *** 
99The Gully Buttress8 * 
100Night Cap17 * 
 EAST WALL  
 SHORT 'N SWEET SECTOR  
103Short 'n Sweet19 ** 
104The Bitter End21 ** 
105Bitter Sweet21 ** 
 BROODING SECTOR  
107Threshold of a Dream14 * 
108Dark and Brooding15 * 
 MOTOPSYCHOSIS SECTOR  
110Into the Haze19 * 
111Into the Haze Direct19 * 
112Motopsychosis16 *** 
113Settler's Way14 * 
114Berrisford's Route10  
115And Now For Something Completely Different15 * 
116It's a Hose Man15 * 
117Deep Throat16 * 
 THE VAGUE SECTOR  
119Burrel's Route8  
120Watson's Route8  
121Illusion17  
 DESCENT GULLY  
123The Crack16 * 
124The Salesman15 * 
125Tradesman's Entrance15 * 
126Shy Zebra23 ** 
 COMES A TIME WALL  
128Field of Opportunity21 *** 
129Wild Innocence25 *** 
130Four Strong Winds25 *** 
131Echoes and Shadows25 *** 
132Out of the Blue25 *** 
133Comes a Time20 *** 
134Harvest of Seasons20 ** 
135Human Highway22 *** 
136Nerves of Steel23 *** 
137The Arbitrator15 * 
 THE BOULDER  
139Dave's Route25 ** 
140Lekkarete18 *** 
141Dunno What it's Called17 ** 
142Tenesmus23 ** 
143Carte Blanche21 ** 
 APATHY WALL  
145One Brown Mouse19 ** 
146Gusto22 ** 
147Mucho Gusto23 ** 
148Shack Shake21 ** 
149Hackaroo20 ** 
150Zest20 ** 
151Sympathy19 ** 
152Apathy15 ** 
153Scout Power19 ** 
154Tuna Fingers21 ** 
155Energy17 ** 
156Short on Joy20 ** 
157Arete Route18 ** 
158Hourglass17 * 
159Sundial15 * 
 PILLAR BOX  
161Original Route17 *** 
162Time Stone19 *** 
163Painted Desert26 *** 
164Woodro18 *** 
165The Postman19 ** 
166Deliverance21 ** 
167Red Letter Word24 ** 
168The Edge of Time25 *** 
169The Amber Phantom24 ** 
170Serenity, Tranquility, Peace25 ** 
171Merelda21 ** 
 THE SPOUT  
 EAST FACE  
174The South East Corner10 * 
175The Great Crack Route10 * 
176The Rock Basin Route11 * 
177Flaming Woozel25 *** 
178Thumbelina16 * 
 SOLITAIRE WALL  
180Eastern Bit20 * 
181New Dawn Fades23 * 
182The Inventor21 ** 
183The Cynic18 ** 
184Flying High24 *** 
185Go Go Gadget23 *** 
186Any Takers?16 ** 
187Pinstripe Sweet23 ** 
188Solitaire19 * 
189Green Eggs and Ham18 ** 
 NORTH FACE  
191The Pulpit Rock Route12 * 
192The Central Route11 * 
193Encore Crag13 * 
194Original Route10 * 
195The Descent Route6 * 
196The Traverse Route11 * 
197Tinkerbell16 * 
198Pocket Aces21 *** 
199The Nose and Flake Route10 * 
200The North-West Corner10 * 
 WEST FACE  
202Candle Man23 ** 
203Baldrick's Finale15 ** 
204Danger Mouse23 *** 
205Patchwork14 * 
206Titbit16 * 
207Dogmatix20 ** 
208Vital Statistix22 *** 
209Bazooka Radeo25 *** 
 SOUTH FACE  
211The Spout '64 Route22 ** 
212Oscillation21 *** 
213Where Eagles Dare24 ** 
214It Takes 2 to Tango25 *** 
21549 South Face Route16 * 
216By Thunder13 * 
217Thunder Crag17 * 
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