Every tourist visiting Cape Town wants to climb Table Mountain, but very few climb Devil's Peak which is right next to it. There is no cableway going up, so the only people on top will be real hikers.
There are a couple of routes going up, varying from easy walks that involve no climbing (I once walked up with a dislocated elbow in a sling) and take about 5-8 hours from the parking lots at the bottom to some reasonably challenging rock climbing. The vegetation is a forest to about 500m and fynbos (Cape Town shrubs) to the top(1000m) from there. The animals you might see on the slopes include Himalayan Tahrs, Fallow Deer, Rock Dassies and Sunbirds.
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||Don't know|
|First successful climber(s):||Don't know|
|Nearest major airport:||Cape Town|
|Convenient Center:||Cape Town|
Thanks to Jacek Stankiewicz for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 2 trip reports for Devil's Peak.
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- Log #13919 - by Russell Shaw on Oct 28, 2003A nice sundowner or sunrise walk, have done it over 20 times in the past 6 years and used it as excellent training for higher peaks.
- Log #13920 - by Ferdinando Giordano on Apr 01, 2003My walk started from Forest Hill Apartments (Mowbray) at 7 am and I reached the top at noon. From Mowbray I went to the Blockhouse just above the Rhodes Memorial. It is a pity that the many different...