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The Mine

MuizenbergThe Mine

Largely responsible for the Cape's reputation as a powerful, overhanging climbing venue, The Mine was, arguably, the first "REAL" hard-mans crag in Cape Town.

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The Mine faces almost due North - however, in summer the sun is high enough above the horizon that it is unable to get under the overhangs (hence all-day shade), and in winter the sun's lower position means that it shines almost directly - ALL day - into the cave. On warmer winter days this can be uncomfortably hot. However, for the most part, The Mine offers a fantastic near-all-year venue.

The style is (very) steep and suited to intermediate to advanced climbers, with a number of classics. The climbing is adversely affected by persistent, strong South Easter wind which coats the rock in a salty-greasy-coating brought in from the ocean.

Park 100m before the guard-house to Silvermine Naval Base. Facing South, follow the jeep-track up the hill to the obvious cave-looking crag - the foot-path from the jeep-track breaks off at the highest hairpin bend in the jeep-track.

Approach:

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Sectors at

The Mine

Around the (left) corner of The Mine main section is a roof section offering two routes.
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Bouldering
Sport
Trad
Table Mountain 5 star
Big Wall
Alpine
Ice
30
min
to
or
hr
375
m ASL
All Day Shade
AM Shade
All Day Sun
PM Shade
1 Pitch
2 Pitch
3 Pitch
4 Pitch
5 Pitch
6 Pitch
6+ Pitch
Std Rack
Special Gear
50m
60m
70m
80m
Double Rope
Face
Overhang
Powerful
Slab
Steep
Technical
Vert
Featuring slightly less brutal roof-sections in general and offering a number of good routes which are marginally less sustained.
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Bouldering
Sport
Trad
Table Mountain 5 star
Big Wall
Alpine
Ice
30
min
to
or
hr
375
m ASL
All Day Shade
AM Shade
All Day Sun
PM Shade
1 Pitch
2 Pitch
3 Pitch
4 Pitch
5 Pitch
6 Pitch
6+ Pitch
Std Rack
Special Gear
50m
60m
70m
80m
Double Rope
Face
Overhang
Powerful
Slab
Steep
Technical
Vert
One of the two primary sectors, the nature of The Mine climbing is pronounced overhangs in this and the next sector - HOWEVER, a few warm-up routes do defy the general rule (and some are worth doing)
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Bouldering
Sport
Trad
Table Mountain 5 star
Big Wall
Alpine
Ice
30
min
to
or
hr
375
m ASL
All Day Shade
AM Shade
All Day Sun
PM Shade
1 Pitch
2 Pitch
3 Pitch
4 Pitch
5 Pitch
6 Pitch
6+ Pitch
Std Rack
Special Gear
50m
60m
70m
80m
Double Rope
Face
Overhang
Powerful
Slab
Steep
Technical
Vert
The classic Mine sector - bring your power and affinity for being inverted!
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Bouldering
Sport
Trad
Table Mountain 5 star
Big Wall
Alpine
Ice
30
min
to
or
hr
375
m ASL
All Day Shade
AM Shade
All Day Sun
PM Shade
1 Pitch
2 Pitch
3 Pitch
4 Pitch
5 Pitch
6 Pitch
6+ Pitch
Std Rack
Special Gear
50m
60m
70m
80m
Double Rope
Face
Overhang
Powerful
Slab
Steep
Technical
Vert
A prominent ledge splits The Gift of Wings Sector at c10m offering a selection of short, bouldery routes (some combining with Gift of Wings routes)
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Bouldering
Sport
Trad
Table Mountain 5 star
Big Wall
Alpine
Ice
30
min
to
or
hr
375
m ASL
All Day Shade
AM Shade
All Day Sun
PM Shade
1 Pitch
2 Pitch
3 Pitch
4 Pitch
5 Pitch
6 Pitch
6+ Pitch
Std Rack
Special Gear
50m
60m
70m
80m
Double Rope
Face
Overhang
Powerful
Slab
Steep
Technical
Vert

The Mine

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