Climbing @ Mhlabatini

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9 February 2020 – Climbing @ Mhlabatini

Meet leader: Allister Fenton tel 082 093 8562  / email:
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?

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