Fountain Gully, Magaliesberg

Name of venue  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.
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