|Fountain Gully, Magaliesberg

Brief summary of venue Fountain Gully is one of the few trad climbing areas on the escarpment of the Magaliesberg. It offers good exposure on the south-facing cliffs.
 Permit/ permission info Open to mountain club members. The Access gate is permanently locked. The key can be obtained from the MCSA or JHC. Contact the MCSA for directions and the latest access information. admin@jhb.mcsa.org.za
Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg One hour.
 Parking information Secure parking available.
 Info on walk in The walk in is first along the boundary fence on the right along a faint path. Traverse back into the gully just below the rock faces. The meet spot is in a cave to the right.
 Accommodation None, normally done as a day trip.
Availability of water for drinking None, so bring your own. There used to be a permanent spring (hence the name 'Fountain Gully'), but this water has basically dried up.
 Climbing route guide The route guide and some general information can be found at http://mcsajohannesburg.org/attachments/article/302/Dome,%20Fountain%20Gully%20RD.pdf
 Climbing information Fountain Gully's climbs are generally short (50m), but on good rock. There are three buttresses: West, East and Far East. East and Far East offer the best climbing.
 Child friendly No.
 Swimming No.
 Camp fires No.
 Other attractions Good exposure on escarpment rock
 Dangers None.
 Contacts MCSA Jhb Section - Contact admin@jhb.mcsa.org.za / 061 461 8259 (weekdays 3-6pm)

Message from our Chairman:

To all Mountain club members in Gauteng - please note that due to some attempted access to our properties during lockdown we would like to reiterate that access is suspended until relevant lockdown regulations deem it legal.  Currently, we suspect that this will only be in level 2 or 1 as both inter-provincial travels is required (Magaliesberg is largely in the North-West) and, more critically, hiking and climbing are not considered essential activities.

Your understanding is greatly appreciated.
Kind Regards
Stephen Hoffe

2 May 2020