Rocklands Conservation Day 2014

Rocklands conservation Day


Hi all,

The Mountain Club of SA and Cape Nature are pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting a ‘Rocklands Conservation Day’ – at Rocklands (Cederberg) on the 7 & 8 June 2014.  Rocklands has become a world famous bouldering area and we believe it would be prudent for us to put something back into this special and pristine area.

We intend:
1.  Planting 50 endangered Cedar trees.
The Clanwilliam Cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis) is listed as Critically Endangered* by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature).  It has been exploited in the past and has seen a considerable reduction in population size due to an increase in both the amount and intensity of fires in the recent past.  It is one of few fynbos species that is not adapted to fire, where many other species are specially adapted to reproduce after fires.

2. Fixing up some of the erosion at the Roadside boulders
It is sure to be a festive weekend, and there will be ample time and skin left for you to enjoy some climbing before /afterwards.

We hope that like the other Cedar planting days in the Cederberg, this will become an annual event.  We will provide more details closer to the time, but for now, please book the weekend.


Please email to get involved and to book your spot!  We need to provide names to Cape Nature well in advance of the day in order to get free accommodation and access for those people assisting us.


Kindly also bring a spade or pick axe to assist?

Kind regards,
Andy Davies
For MCSA Cape Town Rock Subcom


6 Responses to Rocklands Conservation Day 2014

  1. Stewart May 5, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Great initiative!

  2. scott noy May 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    well done on organizing the event!
    glad to see the community also getting involved in maintaining Rocklands 🙂

  3. NickT May 14, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    lets get a good turnout people 🙂 Hopefully we get this turned into a fun annual event!

  4. Cuan May 21, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    This is going to be a really awesome event. Come on climbers, come n join 🙂 Rocklands is not just for bouldering either! 😀

  5. Cuan May 21, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Oh, guys n girls, please try to bring a spade and/or pick axe or something. I don’t think we know whether these will be provided…

  6. NickT May 25, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    Was just in Rocklands over the last weekend….season is heating up and there was good interest from a few people in the camp at de Pakhuys 🙂 looks like it will be a good event…also please dont forget to let Andy know that you will be joining so he can give names (or number of people expected) to the powers that be at Cape Nature…otherwise you may have issues with the FREE CAMPING…looking forward to a good weekend!

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