It’s Crofton weed removal time again. Please join in and help to keep our kloofs free from these invasive plants. Flowering time is July to October and best eradication happens before flowering. These plants have profuse seed production. Seeds are dispersed by wind and water. Please bring along your gloves, a digging tool of some description – even a large screwdriver, hat, sunscreen – the usual stuff needed on a meet such as this.
Trident is an attractive kloof whose proximity to Johannesburg makes for a very pleasant day’s outing. Route finding is reasonable as one can orientate oneself without too much difficulty. Hiking is limited but pleasant with easy access up through the kloof to the upper reaches. While there is no swimming there is permanent water in the lower part and upper reaches of the kloof.There is good birding and some magnificent trees. There are a number of nettle bushes so one needs to keep one’s eyes open!
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Allister Fenton and Chris O’Donovan traveled to the States in May this year. They went on a trad climbing exchange. The exchange was part 2 of of a reciprocal trad exchange between the MCSA and the American Alpine Club. They climbed all over the place. Come see them talk about it.
Wilgepoort is a trad climbing area just over two hours’ drive from Johannesbburg, which was discovered and developed in the 1970s.
The crag itself is in the picturesque Gouwsberg Valley on the banks of the Wilge River. Whilst appearing to be quite a small crag, it surprises one by having a significant number of high quality lines of up to 4 solid pitches. The crag is north facing and gets very hot in summer, making it an excellent winter crag.
Arrive on Saturday afternoon so that you can attend the camp-fire that evening, and then climb or hike on Sunday.
Meet Leader: Som Morkel Contact the office for bookings and more details: firstname.lastname@example.org