Climb up Table Mountain
underneath the cable car
It seems to have been a week of India Venster. Its funny how sometimes I may not do this route for a month, and then suddenly I do it four times in one week. This is the route that you sometimes see people on from the cable car as for much of the way the path is directly below the car. It is an exciting route with a little bit of scrambling but nothing really scary. The route takes its name from from the triangle of green you can see above you. This is India Ravine and viewed from below takes the outline of the map of India. The venster part of the name describes a window (venster) created by a fallen boulder.
You start off directly behind the cable car and head up the steep stairs to the contour path. From here you follow the small unsigned path that leads straight up the mountain. An important word of warning here. Don’t follow this path uness you are with someone who knows the route. There are other paths leading off to climbing routes the whole way up so you need to know where you are going.