Reminders 24 April 2017

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NOTICES and PRESENTATIONS

Prospective Members’ talk:  

Wednesdays 18:00  - MCSA Office CityROCK

MCSA CityROCK night

Mountain Club members will only enjoy the half price discount on Wednesday evenings when there is a slideshow or other activity on, and only between 5pm and 7pm, as thereafter the members should be participating in the event. MCSA children will still receive their discount on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm -5pm.

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MCSA Mapping Project

One of our members, Eras Gous, is making good progress on our mapping project.  He has asked that members who have GPS tracks of the paths and significant points on the various properties that we go to, to please send them through to him so that he can include these on the maps.  Please send to Eras on :  eras.gous@gmail.com 

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3 May 2017 - ICE CLIMBING IN GUILLESTRE, FRANCE

Join Toit Honiball (member, MCSA Magaliesberg Section) for this presentation.

Time:  19h15 for 19h30 at MCSA @ CityROCK

In February 2017 the French Alpine Club hosted a UIAA International Youth Ice Climbing Camp in the Hautes Alpes.The camp attracted participants from Japan, Slovenia, South Africa and France. The purpose of the camp was to equip the climbers with the skills necessary to climb safely, lead others (guide) and to pass on the knowledge learned. Toit will be giving feedback on the camp and sharing lessons learned.

10 May 2017 - Joint MCSA/CityROCK

Nutrition and Fitness - Reinhardt Korb (life coach)

Time:  19h15 for 19h30

“Always wondered what you should be eating together with your training and climbing?  Join Life coach Reinhard Corb for an informative talk on the correct nutrition for Training.

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17 May 2017 - ASIAN PERSUASION

Tiffany Wells and Kirsten Roberts

Time:  19h15 for 19h30

Winners of the SuperTramp Award in 2016, Tiffany and Kirsten spent time climbing in south-east Asia . . .  bound to be interesting!

MEETS

27 Apr - 1 May 2017 - Climbing in Blyde/ Goldrush/Manoutsa

Facebook event:

Sport, trad and bouldering for this weekend.

Contact: June Fabian on 082 785 3579 or june.fabian@mweb.co.za  for more information.

27 Apr - 1 May 2017 - Hiking in the Wolkberg

Facebook event:

Contact: Terry White on 082 573 3887 or t3rry.white@gmail.com 

The MCSA Jhb Section owns a small property and hut just within the 24,000 hectare Wolkberg Wilderness Area near Tzaneen. The hut is awesomely situated next to a stream with a small waterfall and pool and magnificent view of the so called Four Sisters, with Serala (2,050 metres), the Wolkberg’s highest peak dominating the horizon. Visitors can base themselves comfortably at the hut, from where you can set out on day hikes and climbing excursions.

NB:   THIS MEET IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

30 Apr 2017 - Trad orientation Hamerkop

Facebook event:

Contact: Wayne Potgieter on 082 853 6873 or wayne@digisky.co.za

Hamerkop Kloof is a long kloof, the lower part of which is owned by the Hamerkop Mountain Trust while the upper part is privately owned, so off limits unless you have a permit from the landowner.  The kloof is home to over 200 trad climbs along its length, of which most are grade 18 and below. Many of the routes are also one pitch long, making the area a safe and fun venue for people starting trad climbing.  Hamerkop has one of the shortest walk-ins of any of the Magaliesberg kloofs, making it a popular crag for families with young children.  

7 May 2017 - Climbing at Remhoogte

Contact: Andrew Porter on 082 853 1679 or andrew.nigel.porter@gmail.com

Remhoogte is one of the few trad climbing areas on the escarpment of the Magaliesberg.  It offers good exposure on the south facing cliffs.

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7 May 2017 - Climbing orientation at Chosspile

Contact: Alan Watson on 082 459 3241 or corp-tech@iafrica.com   

(note new meet leader). Chosspile is a sport climbing area above the Hartbeespoort Dam, within an hour’s drive from Johannesburg.  It comprises of 3 climbing sectors with grades ranging between 11 and 32.  For beginners / children the Harry Potter sector (about 30 routes) is most suitable, while strong climbers will enjoy Lord of the Rings with its hard lines and futuristic projects.

7 May 2017 - Junior hiking at Hamerkop

Contact: William Tyson on 083 680 1137 or tysonw@iafrica.com

Hamerkop Kloof is a long kloof, the lower part of which is owned by the Hamerkop Mountain Trust while the upper part is privately owned, so off limits unless you have a permit from the landowner.  The kloof is home to over 200 trad climbs along its length, of which most are grade 18 and below. Many of the routes are also one pitch long, making the area a safe and fun venue for people starting trad climbing.  Hamerkop has one of the shortest walk-ins of any of the Magaliesberg kloofs, making it a popular crag for families with young children.

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14 May 2017 - Climbing at Trident 

Contact Chris Ziranek on 082 373 5605 - cziranek@global.co.za 

Trident is an attractive kloof whose proximity to Johannesburg makes for a pleasant day’s outing. While there is no swimming there is permanent water in the lower part and upper reaches of the kloof. Grades range from easy (7/9 - D/E1) to fairly difficult (23 /H), with plenty of routes in the moderate grades of 15 - 20 /G2).

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14 May 2017 - Kiepersol Kloof at Tonquani South

Contact Reuben Heydenrych on 083 450 0628 - reuben.heydenrych@gmail.com 

Conservation Meet, eradication of Crofton weed.

We appeal to MCSA Johannesburg members to join in on this - after all, the property is also our responsibility!

20-21 May 2017 - Sport climbing at Boven

Contact: Henk Apello on 083 480 9971 or slowlaner@gmail.com

With over 700 bolted routes, Waterval Boven/ The Restaurant is South Africa’s prime sport climbing destination. There are numerous crags, all within an 8 kilometre radius of town, which cater for a range of levels – from beginner (grades 9-14) to expert (above 30).  Ease of access to most crags makes Boven an ideal destination for both adults and children. Although there are some quality traditional climbs, the area is known for its high concentration of excellent single pitch (between 12 – 35 metre) sport routes.

20 May 2017 - Youth climbing in Boven

Contact: Guenther Bargon on 083 659 0850 or gjbargon@gmail.com

Cool crags, pool with overhanging bouldering “rock” at camp site. What could be better!

28 May 2017 - Climbing meet at Wilgepoort

Contact: Chris Ziranek on 082 373 5605 or cziranek@global.co.za

Wilgepoort is a trad climbing area just over two hours’ drive from Johannesburg, which was discovered and developed in the 1970’s.

The crag itself is in the picturesque Gouwsberg Valley on the banks of the Wilge River. Whilst appearing to be quite a small crag, it surprises one by having a significant number of high quality lines of up to 4 solid pitches. The crag is North facing and gets very hot in Summer, making it an excellent Winter crag.  

8 - 22 July 2017 - 98th July Camp at Cathedral Peak

This year July Camp will be held in the Northern Drakensberg in the Didima (Cathedral Peak) area, one of the best known parts of the Drakensberg (correctly called, the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site). Read more…… see attachment.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST INFORM THE MEET LEADER IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN A MEET.  PLEASE INFORM THE MEET LEADER BY FRIDAY 13h00 IF YOU WISH TO GO ON A MEET.


Club Contact Details:

Office Number:  011 067 0326  Office hours will be 3-6pm weekdays (For Permits, membership, standard enquiries)

Email: admin@jhb.mcsa.org.za

Website:  www.jhb.mcsa.org.za

Physical Address: 173 Republic Road, Randburg, (entrance in Fourth Avenue South)

Postal Address: MCSA Johannesburg Section, P.O. Box 1257 Fontainebleau 2032

JOHANNESBURG SECTION

Established 1931

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