Lion's Head

Lion's Head, above Cape Town, has two standard scramble routes to the summit. The one involves climbing a set of chains and the other has a metal ladder in place. From the summit you have a wonderful 360 degree view of Cape Town, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Camp's Bay and Clifton. Excellent for a moonlight outing in Summer.

Elevation (feet): 2,198
Elevation (meters): 670
Continent: Africa
Country: South Africa
Range/Region: Cape Ranges
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Cape Town International
Convenient Center: Cape Town

Thanks to Walther Meyer for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There is one trip report for Lion's Head.

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  • Log #17443 - by Venture Club on Aug 26, 2001
    Current Venture Club speed record: 46 minutes from carpark up the chain route. 9 kids, 1 guide.