Gauteng

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This province is the smallest but also the most densely populated. Cities such as Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria are all situated here. There are several climbing related clubs in the area including the MCSA Johannesburg Section (+/- 750 members, http://http://mcsa.org.za/jhbjoom/), MCSA Magaliesberg Section (+/- 450 members, http://http://mag.mcsa.org.za/), the WITS University Mountain Club , the WITS Technikon Mountain Club, The RAU Mountain Club, Exploratio (the University of Pretoria climbing and hiking sports club) and a few others. There are also several climbing shops as well as hand full of climbing gyms and climbing walls in both Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The Magaliesberg mountain range across the northern part of Gauteng which is shared with the eastern part of the Northwest Province is the main mountainous feature of the province. There are a few small crags in the Johannesburg city areas (the long-forgotten Pretoria based ones are not in use any more) but most of the good climbing in Gauteng is in the Magaliesberg (Chosspile being the best general sport climbing crag and the Tonquani complex the best general trad area). The Bronkies crag is the most popular general sports crag.

The Johannesburg section of the Mountain Club of South Africa meets every Wednesday evening at 20h00 at their club house. Visitors are welcome to come along and meet other climbers and to get to know the local climbing scene. The address is Cnr Scott & Stirling Streets, Waverly, Johannesburg. The MCSA Magaliesberg/Pretoria Section meets 19:30 every second Tuesday at their club house.


Gauteng Climbing

Gauteng Bouldering