Climbs 90
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 515m a.s.l
Faces E

Grant topping out © novocaine

Crag features

Silvermine is probably the most popular climbing area on the Cape Peninsula with short walk-ins, good rock quality and many excellent routes. Silvermine has five different crags and over 80 routes with grades ranging from 13 to 28. The crags go into the shade in the early afternoon. The Lower Silvermine Crag has easy routes and is perfect for beginners, Blaze of Glory is a little harder, Silvermine Main Crag is a good all round crag and Fawlty Towers for some harder stuff. The most recent addition is Silverminor Crag.

Good topo here:

http://www.climbing.co.za/wiki/Silvermine_Crags

Approach notes

From Cape Town, take Ou Kaapse Weg towards Noordhoek. Once on top of the mountain turn right into the Silvermine Reserve. There is an entrance fee of R45.00 to get into the reserve (January 2016). A Wild card also gets you in. Visitors to South Africa can also take advantage of the Wild cards.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Blaze of Glory
2 Promise Of Light
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23 **  
3 Terminal Velocity 21 *** 1
4 Drop Zone 19 *** 6
5 Wake-up Call
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20 ** 1
6 Bad Medicine
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21  
7 Blaze of Glory
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22 *** 2
8 Dead Wing Starling 17 ** 9
9 Hairless Mexican 15 * 7
10 Martinas Gift
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16 2
  Jail House
12 Jailhouse Rocks
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18 *  
13 Over theTop
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18 *  
14 Doing Hard Time
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16 * 1
15 Suspended Sentence
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15 1
16 4-Steps to Freedom
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19 1
17 Break -out
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16 * 1
  Lower Silvermine Crag
19 Bedazzeled
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21 ** 1
20 Vortex
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20 *** 3
21 Cosmik Debris
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21 *** 1
22 Nimbus
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19 1
23 My Precious
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2 ***  
24 Lord of the Ring
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16 2
25 Blockhead
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20  
26 Unknown
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16 * 1
27 Chicks Dig Lank
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13 10
28 Serendipity
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14 ** 12
29 Rough Rider
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15 ** 10
30 Flakes
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14 *** 8
31 Alpha & Omega
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22 4
32 Fools Gold
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19 2
33 Obideah
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18 ** 2
34 Between the Lines
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20 *** 5
35 Jedediah
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17 ** 4
36 The Gift
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16 ** 7
37 Hard as it Gets
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15 ** 5
38 Vlad the Imlailer
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2 *** 3
39 Malcoms Route
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26  
40 Wet Dreames
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19 ** 1
41 Chris Kirkpatrick
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22 **  
42 Two Trailerpark Girls
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22  
43 Oh,There goes Gravity
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23  
44 Oh,There Goes Gravity Direct
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25  
  Silvermine Main Crag
46 Mind the Gap 21 *  
47 Argent 16 * 5
48 Argentum
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19 * 2
49 Jono Gordon's Route
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22 *** 2
50 Mercury
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26 ***  
51 Pistolero
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20 *** 2
52 Josie Get Your Gun
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21 ** 1
53 Cool Hand Luke
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18 ** 2
54 Male Country
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24 * 1
55 No Man's Land
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24 *** 2
56 Sterling Silver
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22 *** 6
57 Revealyomango
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20 * 2
58 Trainspotting
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28 ** 1
59 Silver Streak
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26 ***  
60 Dragon Fly
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26 *  
61 Trance Dance
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23 *** 1
62 Kirika
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23  
63 Fools Garden *
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6a+ **  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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