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Toughest climbs in Cape Town?


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Hi fellas,

 

I run dailycrank.net and looking for inspirations for an article on the toughest road climbs in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Any thoughts?

 

I've got:

 

Kloof Nek

Ou Kaapse Weg

Chapppies

Suikerbossie

Constantia Nek (from Constantia)

Constantia Nek (from Hout Bay)

 

Are there any other climbs further outside of Cape Town, but ideally still in the Western Cape?

 

Cheers!

Grant

 

www.dailycrank.net - Pedal Like You Mean It™

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Go work out the longest and steepest - that should be the toughest! Use mapmyride.

 

But on the other hand, a smallish Suikerbossie can be tough if you race it at 30km/h whereas a longer Chappies can be ok if you do it 20km/h.

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And maybe you want to include real climbs/passes; e.g. du Toit's Kloof in Paarl, Bainskloof in Wellington. You can even throw in Taalmonument in Paarl. And Franschoek pass? Your missing all the good ones and all less than 100km from Cape Town.

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Your missing all the good ones and all less than 100km from Cape Town.

 

That's what I thought. Hell, at race speed Vissershok is murder :D

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That's what I thought. Hell, at race speed Vissershok is murder :D

 

Hell, I've done a roller on the R44 at race speed and my lungs were hopping on my tob tube :blink:

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Closest and toughest for me is Clifton to cable car via kloofweg (the windy one past roadshouse)

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Some more accurate data is probably what you need:

(do you need longest, shortest, steepest or what?)

 

In my backyard ... to the Steenbras waterworks from Gordonsbay ... short but steep:

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Franschoek pass:

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Ou Kaaps from Steenberg side:

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Ou Kaaps from Noordhoek side:

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