Books published by and available from Blue Mountain Publishers
Cape Peninsula Select – A guide to trad climbing in the Cape Peninsula
320 pages – full colour
148mm x 210mm – A5


AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN

978-0-620-57469-3

There can be very few places on Earth where such a variety of world class climbing lies within the boundaries of a huge city. The entire Peninsula is dominated by the majestic Table Mountain chain that starts in the north with the impressive front faces of Table Mountain overlooking the bustling city of Cape Town, and runs south along the backbone across 60 kilometres of unspoiled mountain crags, culminating in the wild and beautiful Cape Point Reserve on the extreme southern tip.
Climbing anywhere on the Peninsula, you are always rewarded with stupendous mountain scenery and glorious sweeping views of the mighty oceans that surrounds the boney Table Mountain chain.
If you are looking for wild exposed climbing in a high mountain setting then The Ledge on Table Mountain is where you want to be. This is the showcase of trad climbing on the Peninsula and here you will find excellent climbing on bullet-hard sandstone that will rival routes anywhere in the world.
Table Mountain Classics – A guide to walks, scrambles and moderate rock climbs
320 pages – full colour
148mm x 210mm – A5


AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-620-22668-4

INCLUDES

45 Extra Routes
Historical Features
Myths & Legends
Fauna & Flora

Table Mountain is undoubtedly one of the natural wonders of the world. It is a mountain that is endowed with a rich history and offers the explorer unsurpassed adventures almost always accompanied by wide breathtaking vistas.
This book describes some of the best walks, scrambles and moderate rock climbs Table Mountain has to offer and takes you to the most remarkable and memorable places. Scattered throughout the book are also many mythical and historical tales on the building of the reservoirs, early visitors, climbing history, fauna & flora, Van Hunks and the Devil and many more.
Whether you are a visitor to the beautiful Cape Peninsula seeking a once-off classic experience on Table Mountain, a local who wants to explore the best Table Mountain has to offer and yearns to tick off some of the great classics, or someone interested in the myths and legends and the rich history that surrounds this unique and special mountain, this is a book that should grace your bookshelf.
Western Cape Rock – A climbers guide to sport climbing in the Western Cape, South Africa
224 pages – black & white with lots of colour photos
148mm x 210mm – A5


AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-620-33272-7

A climbers guide to sport climbing in the Western Cape, South Africa.
All the information you need to get to and climb at the sport crags around the Western Cape. Includes great photo topos, detailed maps and where to stay. A must have for all local and visiting sport climbers.
Rooiberg - Southern Cederberg - A Climbers Guide
20 pages – full colour
148mm x 210mm – A5


AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-987-04032-9

At last we now have a fully comprehensive guidebook for Rooiberg. Over the last few years this area has gained tremendous popularity, due mainly to the sterling efforts of David Mercer and Craig Turvey, who have opened a huge selection of top quality multi-pitch trad routes. Scott Miller, among others, has also made his mark on the crag with an impressive selection of brilliant sport routes.
Rooiberg is probably one of the best destinations in the Cederberg for trad and sport at one venue: 22 multi- and single-pitch trad routes, 13 single-pitch sport routes and one four-pitch sport route.
The Rooiberg guidebook is a 20-page, A5, full-colour publication, describing all the routes in detail with top quality topo photos depicting all the lines.
It also includes all the normal information one needs, like how to get there, access and best time to go, etc. with a scattering of good climbing pics as well.
All in all, a must-have guidebook if you are heading out on a climbing trip to the Cederberg at any time.
Tafelberg & Spout - Central Cederberg, Western Cape - A Climbers Guide
112 pages – black & white with colour photos
130mm x 190mm


AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-620-40941-4

The Tafelberg Guide is packed with all the info you will need to get to and climb at this magical venue. It includes notes on flora and fauna, geology, climbing history, weather, environmental issues, access, water, descents, side attractions, emergency procedures, scaled maps and diagrams, B&W photo topos marking the climbs with detailed descriptions of all the routes and lots of glossy colour climbing pics. A must if you plan to climb at one of the Cederberg’s premier climbing areas.
Wolfberg Cracks - Southern Cederberg, - A Climbers Guide
128 pages – black & white with colour photos
130mm x 190mm


AUTHOR(S)
Tony Lourens

ISBN
978-0-620-4278-3

The Wolfberg Guide not only comprehensively covers the whole of the Wolfberg Cracks area, but also covers Sandrif Crag, the Pup, Maltese Cross, Truitjieskraal, Bobbejaanskop and the new Rooiberg sport and trad crag on Nuwerus farm. Like the Tafelberg guide it is jam-packed with all the info you will need to get to and climb at these beautiful and special places. It includes notes on flora and fauna, geology, climbing history, weather, environmental issues, access, water, descents, side attractions, emergency procedures, scaled maps and diagrams, B&W photo topos marking the climbs with detailed descriptions of all the routes and lots of glossy colour climbing pics. A must if you plan to climb at one of the Cederberg’s premier climbing areas.
Spitzkoppe & Pontoks, Namibia - A Climbers Paradise
144 pages – black & white with colour photos
140mm x 200mm

AUTHOR(S)

Eckhardt Haber

ISBN
978-0-620-47601-0

INCLUDES

Aussenkehr by Tony Lourens

The new edition of the Spitzkoppe and Pontoks guide is out. It has been nearly 10 years since the last edition and in that time the area has seen a lot of
development by local and foreign climbers alike. There are stacks more multi-pitch routes and single pitch climbs, making the Spitzkoppe area a veritable climber's paradise, with many trad, semi-bolted and sport routes living side by side.
Included in the back of the book is the relatively new climbing area in the King's Throne Canyon of Aussenkehr, which lies on the banks of the Orange River, approximately mid-way between Cape Town and Windhoek, making it a perfect stop over on your trip to Spitzkoppe, or indeed a trip on its own. The climbing here is unique and well worth the journey.
Paarl Rocks – A Climbers Guide
56 pages – black & white with colour photos
130mm x 190mm


AUTHOR(S)
SW & SG Noy

ISBN
0-620-33272-7

The definitive guide to climbing at Paarl Rocks. Trad and bolted routes at all levels