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February 09 - February 15
  • 09

    Trad Clinic for Beginner Climbers

    All day

    Contact: Bennie de Wet on 082 850 0941 or email benniedewet@gmail.com

    Prerequisites: Participant musts be proficient in climbing sport routes at grade 17/18.

    The trad orientation clinic will take place in the Mageliesberg Cedarberg Kloof and will take one day. The clinic will focus on practical and safe gear placement, racking up, anchor building, route finding and climbing with the focus on staying safe. Numbers will be limited so subscribe early.Format and location:

    Costs:  Free for MCSA members;  R150 for non-menbers;  R40 parking fee.

    Climbing @ Mhlabatini

    All day

    9 February 2020 – Climbing @ Mhlabatini

    Meet leader: Allister Fenton tel 082 093 8562  / email: allister.fenton@gmail.com
    A beautiful steep and narrow kloof famous for its many crack climbs. Most of the routes in Mhlabatini are multi-pitch natural lines.  While grades vary from 5 to 27 there’s a large selection of higher grade climbs, making it a favourite for climbers wanting to push grades. Mhlabatini has about 140 trad climbs on excellent steep rock.  While there are easier climbs in the upper quarter (including plenty of 15s), the large number of climbs from grade 19 up make the kloof more suited to experienced climbers climbing higher grades.  There are no access or descent gullies in the climbing area apart from the top and bottom ends of the kloof.
    Parking is near the farmhouse of the farm adjacent to the MCSA property – cost is R40/car/day – pay at the farm, drop the cash into the Honesty Box close to the MCSA register which has to be signed. Do not arrive or leave in the dark! Please be quiet and courteous. And please don’t allow the farmer’s dogs follow you!
    Numbers will be limited so pre-booking with Allister is essential. Can we double up in cars, please?

    Hiking Castle Gorge POSTPONED

    All day

    This meet has been postponed till 1 March 2020

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  • 13

    Prospective Members Talk


    MCSA Office, CityRock
    @ 6pm

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  • 15

    Dome wetland pompom rescue / Grootkloof

    All day

    Contact:  Otti Neser  –  ocneser@gmail.com  /  cell phone 082 451 9582

    Very special double-date conservation weekend Dome wetland pompom rescue (a lot of pompoms had to be abandoned last week, too many to get out!) and Grootkloof pompom search party The new owner of the property directly west of Dome, Mr Mukesh, gave us permission to drive up to Dome top for conservation work.

    So we plan to do Dome Saturday, sleepover at Afrisun Camping at the start of the track up and go to Grootkloof on Sun. Special rate for us R50 pp for the night – own tents on grass, lapa for braai, ablution block, but no electricity. Need 4wds to go up… Volunteers please?  (this could be the opportunity for the new members who ticket Conservation box on their application forms, to get involved?)

    Please let OTTI know asap if you can help, as she would like to let Afrisun know how many people/tents. You are welcome to attend for only one day if not for the weekend.

    Bring the usual pompom ‘weeding’ gear: old clothes, water sandals or old boots for the wetland, a marked fork [to know which is yours] – a ladies’ fork works well – garden gloves and a plastic bag to carry out the flowers.