NORTH CAPE AREA


This area has several smaller crags plus the excellent North Cape, with its long wall pitches and central cave - home to Inshallah, one of the island's better-known testpieces. Despite some great routes, North Cape has never been that popular mainly because it gets the sun early and is often too hot in the climbing season. If you do make the effort, you are likely to find it quiet. The smaller walls of Apollo, Peter and Little Italy have a few decent routes, but nothing of any real quality.

Routes

82 sport routes (4a...8c+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Apollo
A mediocre venue; the short approach and sunny setting are its main virtues. Some of the routes are...
15
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

2 mins

sheltered
Peter
Another indifferent venue with a poor set of routes on mediocre rock. If they were cleaned...
9
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Little Italy
A crag with a small selection of easier routes above North Cape. The approach is arduous and, at...
10
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

30 mins

North Cape
An impressive-looking crag that doesn't quite deliver all that it promises. There are plenty of...
48
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For NORTH CAPE AREA

    Nirvana
    "powerful tufa climbing - few smaller holds in the end" 12/Dec

    Grazie
    "The best of the three, we thought, with some good climbing on rugosities. All th..." 17/May

    Funatiker
    "OK for the grade. Go for the onsight!" 21/Apr

    Scanner
    "these routes are excellent and worth a visit" 11/Apr

    Nirvana
    "1st part in which you can find hundreds of toe and heel hooks, but the hardest i..." 01/Oct

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