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  • Climbing @ Mhlabatini with Marianne Schwankhart
    All day
    2019.03.10

    Meet leader:  Marianne Schwankhart :  082 296 9657  – email : marianne@dragontree.co.za

    This is a beautiful steep and narrow kloof famous for its many crack climbs. Most of the 14 or so routes in Mhlabatini are multi-pitch, natural lines. Grades vary from 5 to 27, but there’s a large selection of high grade climbs too. The land is owned by the MCSA. Parking is near the farmhouse of the farm adjacent to the MCSA property – parking fee is R40/car/day.
    Contact Marianne to ensure space for your participation.

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  • NO PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS’ TALK
    18:00-19:00
    2019.03.13

    No additional details for this event.

  • AGM
    19:00-21:00
    2019.03.13

    NO PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS’ TALK

    MCSA Johannesburg Annual General Meeting

    Venue:  CityRock Gym

    Time:  19:30
    Refreshments will be served after the meeting
    Documentation: Notice plus Agenda; Minutes of Previous Meeting; Committee nomination form and Proxy form can be downloaded from our website    https://mcsajohannesburg.org/newsletters/

     

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  • 4 Kloofs or Alternative with Bennie de Wet
    All day
    2019.03.17

    Meet leader:  Bennie de Wet :  082 850 0941  – email : benniedewet@gmail.com

    The hike will start at the southern entrance to Upper Tonquani. We will meet early at the Askari Gate and park at the designated MCSA parking spot (Tonquani South access).
    The 4-kloofs hike this year is a  new route that will attempt to navigate the four main kloofs in the area, namely Junction Kloof (new), Tonquani Kloof, Boulder Kloof and Cedarberg Kloof. The hike will be mostly in the kloofs so expect to boulder hop, wade through water and scurry up or down gullies.
    The route will take us up the hill from the parking in the direction of Red Gully. From there we will traverse across the escarpment to the top of Junction Kloof.  This kloof is narrow and slightly overgrown, but makes for a great hike through ferns and beautiful undergrowth. This will eventually bring us to Tonquani Kloof which we will traverse from top to bottom. From there we cut back to Boulder Kloof and exit throuGh Cedarberg Kloof.
    This is a LONG hike and will be strenuous.
    A parking fee of R40/car will apply.  Non-members are welcome.   Please contact Bennie on 082 850 0941 for more details. . .

  • Conservation Meet – Boekenhout Kloof with Etienne Step
    All day
    2019.03.17

    Meet leader:  Etienne Step :  072 242 0864  – email : estep@lantic.net
    The onslaught on Lantana continues. Please do join this meet – it is important if we are to save our kloofs from getting overrun that these regular conservation meets take place.  Contact Etienne – more details about what to take with you. . . .

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  • Climbing and Hiking @ Blouberg with Allister Fenton and Ulrike Kiefer
    All day
    2019.03.21-2019.03.24

    Climbing Leader:  Allister Fenton  tel: 082 093 8562  email:  allister.fenton@gmail.com

    Hiking Leader:  Ulrike Kiefer   email:  ukiefer@icon.co.za    –  for those not feeling up to climbing Blouberg’s big walls, but rather for a hiking and exploring weekend.

    Blouberg forms part of a tribal trust owned by the Hananwa tribe.  Currently there is no permit system in place and the only payment required is for secure parking at Frans’ Kraal.
    Secure parking is in a rural village at the foothills of Blouberg at what has become known as Frans’ kraal, see GPS co-ordinates in Hector Pringle’s online route guide.  Please note that either Isaac is the only person to speak to regarding where to park and parking fee of R40/night  will apply.
    Many climbers have had the unenviable experience of enduring the long drive to Blouberg only to spend the weekend getting lost in a maze of mountain-slope foot paths.  To avoid a similar fate make sure you are accompanied by someone who knows the right paths.  Even so, the hiking is tough and steep and will take an average of 4-5 hours.

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  • Climbing and Hiking @ Blouberg with Allister Fenton and Ulrike Kiefer
    All day
    2019.03.22

    Climbing Leader:  Allister Fenton  tel: 082 093 8562  email:  allister.fenton@gmail.com

    Hiking Leader:  Ulrike Kiefer   email:  ukiefer@icon.co.za    –  for those not feeling up to climbing Blouberg’s big walls, but rather for a hiking and exploring weekend.

    Blouberg forms part of a tribal trust owned by the Hananwa tribe.  Currently there is no permit system in place and the only payment required is for secure parking at Frans’ Kraal.
    Secure parking is in a rural village at the foothills of Blouberg at what has become known as Frans’ kraal, see GPS co-ordinates in Hector Pringle’s online route guide.  Please note that either Isaac is the only person to speak to regarding where to park and parking fee of R40/night  will apply.
    Many climbers have had the unenviable experience of enduring the long drive to Blouberg only to spend the weekend getting lost in a maze of mountain-slope foot paths.  To avoid a similar fate make sure you are accompanied by someone who knows the right paths.  Even so, the hiking is tough and steep and will take an average of 4-5 hours.

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  • Climbing and Hiking @ Blouberg with Allister Fenton and Ulrike Kiefer
    All day
    2019.03.23

    Climbing Leader:  Allister Fenton  tel: 082 093 8562  email:  allister.fenton@gmail.com

    Hiking Leader:  Ulrike Kiefer   email:  ukiefer@icon.co.za    –  for those not feeling up to climbing Blouberg’s big walls, but rather for a hiking and exploring weekend.

    Blouberg forms part of a tribal trust owned by the Hananwa tribe.  Currently there is no permit system in place and the only payment required is for secure parking at Frans’ Kraal.
    Secure parking is in a rural village at the foothills of Blouberg at what has become known as Frans’ kraal, see GPS co-ordinates in Hector Pringle’s online route guide.  Please note that either Isaac is the only person to speak to regarding where to park and parking fee of R40/night  will apply.
    Many climbers have had the unenviable experience of enduring the long drive to Blouberg only to spend the weekend getting lost in a maze of mountain-slope foot paths.  To avoid a similar fate make sure you are accompanied by someone who knows the right paths.  Even so, the hiking is tough and steep and will take an average of 4-5 hours.

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  • Climbing and Hiking @ Blouberg with Allister Fenton and Ulrike Kiefer
    All day
    2019.03.24

    Climbing Leader:  Allister Fenton  tel: 082 093 8562  email:  allister.fenton@gmail.com

    Hiking Leader:  Ulrike Kiefer   email:  ukiefer@icon.co.za    –  for those not feeling up to climbing Blouberg’s big walls, but rather for a hiking and exploring weekend.

    Blouberg forms part of a tribal trust owned by the Hananwa tribe.  Currently there is no permit system in place and the only payment required is for secure parking at Frans’ Kraal.
    Secure parking is in a rural village at the foothills of Blouberg at what has become known as Frans’ kraal, see GPS co-ordinates in Hector Pringle’s online route guide.  Please note that either Isaac is the only person to speak to regarding where to park and parking fee of R40/night  will apply.
    Many climbers have had the unenviable experience of enduring the long drive to Blouberg only to spend the weekend getting lost in a maze of mountain-slope foot paths.  To avoid a similar fate make sure you are accompanied by someone who knows the right paths.  Even so, the hiking is tough and steep and will take an average of 4-5 hours.

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