Photo of the week – March week #2: Table Mountain pinnacles and spires

Mar 12, 2013

One of the joys about hiking Table Mountain is the many sensational positions you can get yourself into with some ingenuity, and often times nerve, by scaling a pinnacle or some other salient rock feature. Table Mountain’s dramatic geology offers several vantage points that will exhilarate you. Blinkwater Needle is one of the best, reachable along a route that involves intermediate scrambling. Other vantage points include Bosch Kloof Needle, Llandudno Peak, the prow-like summit of Corridor Buttress, the promontory on the north side of upper Fir Tree Ravine and the rock rib at the top of Window Gorge. A sure way to add spice and variety to your Table Mountain walk is to include a unique rock feature that gives you the feeling of being suspended in space.