- Climbing @ Hamerkop with Mike Byrd
Meet leader: Mike Byrd – 083 625 6294 – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamerkop Kloof is a long kloof, the lower part of which is owned by the Hamerkop Mountain Trust while the upper part is privately owned, so off limits unless you have a permit from the landowner. The kloof is home to over 200 trad climbs along its length, of which most are grade 18 and below. Many of the routes are also one pitch long, making the area a safe and fun venue for people starting trad climbing. Hamerkop has one of the shortest walk-ins of any of the Magaliesberg kloofs, making it a popular crag for families with young children.
- NO prospective members’ talk tonight
COME TO THE MANASLU PRESENTATION INSTEAD!
- Presentation: SUCCESS ON MANASLU – Jeannette McGill
City ROCK Johannesburg
City ROCK Johannesburg
Venue: CityROCK presentation area
Time: 19h15 for 19h30
Jeannette first went to Manaslu in 2015, but the team had to abort the climb due to bad weather. Determined to finish what she had started, Jeannette went back in 2018 and this time was successful! Don’t miss this one, and her fascinating story
- Climbing @ Grootkloof with Guenther Bargon
Meet leader: Guenther Bargon – 083 659 0850 – email email@example.com
Grootkloof is a shady, attractive kloof with a running stream, clear pools and unique rock formations, including a huge suspended chock stone with trees growing on it straddling the whole kloof midway between Sonderbroek and Trumpet. The rock, which in places reaches 60 metres in height, is generally excellent, and the kloof has a good selection of climbs of all grades.
Meet at Grootkloof parking area between 08:15 and 08:30
- 16-17 February 2019 Weeding @ Grootkloof with Theo
Meet leader: Theo Odendaal – email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Our quest to rid the Magaliesberg of alien vegetation continues and is on-going. In this kloof we’re tackling Pompom and Senna.
JHB members : this is an ideal opportunity for you to get to know our Kloofs, help with the ongoing work to keep them clear of allien vegetation, and have a great deal of fun getting to know fellow MCSA members. Contact Theo to find out what you need to bring apart from yourself.
- Climbing @ Kransberg weekend with Chris Ziranek CANCELLED due to weather
Meet leader: Chris Ziranek – email: email@example.com
Kransberg offers good quality multi-pitch climbing at moderate grades. With routes of between 3 and 6 pitches long and grades from 11 to 22 it is a great place to hone your multi-pitch skills before heading off to Blouberg. The exposure is excellent, and the birdlife unrivalled. Car camping. Bring your own water for the camp-site.
The walk in is steep, and for most sections without a path. Expect a little bush bashing and wear long pants. The hike to the base of the cliffs takes about an hour. You must contact Chris if you wish to participate!
- Trad Orientation with Bennie
Meet leader: Bennie de Wet : 082 850 0941 – email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: To introduce existing indoor and sport climbers to traditional climbing. This is a practical introduction to traditional climbing.
Prerequisites: Participant must not have done any traditional climbing in the past and be proficient in climbing sport routes at grade 18.
Format and location: The trad orientation will be structured around the participants and will typically take one day in the Magaliesberg Tonquani Kloof. The day will focus on practical gear placement, route finding and climbing (lead and/or follow).
- Prospective Members’ Talk
@ 6 pm for about one hour, in MCSA Offices, CityRock Gym Complex
- Climbing @ Bronkies with Tina
Meet leader: Tina Culwick : 083 458 3543 – email : email@example.com
The Bronkies crag and parking are on private property and the owners reserve the right of admission. The MCSA has negotiated access to the area for members over weekends and public holidays. Upon arrival visitors must pay the entrance fee and sign the visitors’ book, which has an MCSA logo sticker on the cover.
Entrance fees are R 40 for adults, R 20 for children between 13-18 years, and R 10 for children aged 12 and below.
More details can be obtained from Tina.
- Hiking: EASTER KLOOF with Margie Owen-Smith
Meet Leader: Margie Owen-Smith NOTE: NUMBERS WILL BE LIMITED
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 011 646 3070 and 072 279 2862
Easterkloof is a beautiful hiking venue in the Magaliesberg. The initial walk up the stream bed is not steep and ends at some wonderful swimming pools. We’ll then head cross-country to view the waterfall, leaving those who want to stay at the pools behind with a sub-leader.
Meet at Calabash, Junod’s farm in the designated parking area near the staff quarters at 08:30.
Sign the MCSA register – at the cottage close to the parking area. Her name is Nosilens.
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