Remhoogte, Magaliesberg

Name of venue Remhoogte, Magaliesberg

Information courtesy of Andrew Porter

Brief summary of venue  Remhoogte 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. Contact the MCSA for directions and the latest access information.
Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg  One hour.
Parking information  Shady and secure parking available.
Info on walk in  The walk in is steep, and for sections without a path.  Expect a little bush bashing and wear long pants.
Accommodation  None, normally done as a day trip.
Availability of water for drinking  None, so bring your own.
Climbing route guide The MCSA Johannesburg Section has published a route guide, Rock Climbing Routes on the Magaliesberg Escarpment

Part 1: Commando Nek, Eureka Dome, Remhoogte, which is available from them or from Drifters.

Climbing information Remhoogte has 40 multi-pitch trad routes up to 80 metres long ranging between grades 10 and 22.  The rock is generally clean, and offers exhilarating exposure.  Descents are via gullies.

Climbers are asked to please avoid Halfway House buttress between April and October due to Black Eagles nesting.

Child friendly  No.
Swimming  No.
Camp fires  No.
Other attractions  Some of the best exposure available in the Magaliesberg.
Dangers  None.
Contacts  For access and route guide: MCSA Jhb Section, Tel: 011 067 0326 (8am-10am weekdays), Fax: 011 067 0326, Email: admin@jhb.mcsa.org.za