|Remhoogte, Magaliesberg

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: 061 461 8259 (15:00 – 18:00 weekdays) Email: admin@jhb.mcsa.org.za

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