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Arrangements concerning access to Ezemvelo bouldering as per thread located here: http://www.climb.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37927&t=7231
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== Ezemvelo Nature Reserve Bouldering ==
  
Thanks to the guys going to the trouble to organise this - please respect the access arrangements and adhere to it religiously as it is a private nature reserve and we are priveleged to be allowed to climb there.
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Ezemvelo is a private nature reserve that has kindly given us as a climbing community access to the boulders in their beautiful reserve. The crag consist of hundreds of sandstone boulders situated along the Wilger river "canyon".
  
At the moment the arrangement we have with the management is that all climbers must be escorted by one of the following people: Paul Bruyere, Dean Marias, Johnny Steenkamp or myself.
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Any rock climbers are welcome, no membership required.
The reason for this is that they don't want hundreds of people running around in their reserve and doing their own thing.
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It took us a years worth of negotiation with a board of directors to gain access for climbers to Ezemvelo and if we do not keep by the parrameters they set us they will close the area.
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Some of the conditions they set us is as follow.
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It is a nature reserve and the protection of the eco-system is priority, this meens all the rules of the reserve apllies to climbers entering the reserve.
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All climbers for the time being must be escorted by one of the above mentioned persons.
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At the moment we are arranging that access in the near future will work as follow:
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This is a crag for climbers by climbers, KEEP IT CLEAN and CIVILIZED.
- A South African Climbing Federation card must be presented at reseption.
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- A few copies of the route guide will be avialable at reseption, these copies will be avialable to any climbers visiting Ezemvelo. The route guide must then be returned to reseption on your departure. This will be a temporary arrangement till the route guide is done.
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- The indemnity forms must be sighned by every climber entering reserve.  
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I will post a notice on Climb Za and Wiki as soon as these arrangements are in place.
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More about Ezemvelo Nature Reserve at: Link;http://www.ezemvelo.co.za/
  
Over the last few years we have been taken more than 150 individauls to Ezemvelo and showing them around as arranged according to our entry arrangement. But as a few people know we don't mind people going climbing unescorted as long as they make arrangements with us first. We ask you to do this because they contact me every time someone shows up unescorted.
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=== Directions ===
  
We have put alot of effort and time in to Ezemvelo bouldering.
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Directions to Reserve
Some of these efforts are as follow:
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Compiling a comprehensive route guide, which will be available at numerous outlets as soon as its complted. A section of the route guide will also be publised in the new Gauteng route guide, this is being done by Neil Margets.
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We are busy building a campsite at the bouldering area which will be exclusively for climbers. This campsite will accomadate a maximum of 10 people as there will be only one tiolet (reserve regulations are that 1 tiolet serves a maximum of 10 people)
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We've also been laying ot hiking trails between bouldering areas.
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Enviromental studies has also been taking place. This is being done to calculate the impact we as climbers have on the eco-system.
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These are just a few examples of whats being done to open a bouldering area for Gauteng climbers.
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Link:http://www.ezemvelo.co.za/map.php
All these efforts are being made to open area where the land owners are happy and we will be able to enjoy the area for many years to come.
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Please don't hesitate to contact me for any future inquiries and if you are intrested in helping out with any thing, I will be more than happy to hear from you.
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Directions to the Crag.
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Link:https://27crags.com/crags/ezemvelo/map
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Please be aware to see the boulders you need to scroll down along the river and it helps to turn satellite view or terrain view on to get a better idea of the terrain.
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There is a map to the crag under the topo section at Link:https://27crags.com/crags/ezemvelo/topos/map-to-crag.
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Maps are also available at reception.
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=== Fees And Regulations ===
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Ezemvelo Nature Reserve hold no responsibility for any climbing being done on the premises.
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PLEASE make the receptionist aware that you are going climbing and sign the disclaimer agreement.
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==== Entrance Cost ====
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Ezemvelo Nature Reserve operate on a high and low season pricing.High season is typically in school holidays.
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Entrance per person on average from +/-R45 per day
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Car entrance on arrival +/-R25 per car
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Rock Climbers can purchase a 20 entry pass at reception at discounted rates. ASK at reception for more information.
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==== Accommodation ====
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There is a variety of accommodation from camping to private chalets.
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There is also climbers campsite located at the crag. This campsite has no water and no facilities.
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A maximum of ten people can camp there at a time.
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ASK at reception for more info.
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For more information visit Link: http://www.ezemvelo.co.za/accommodation/
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==== Regulations ====
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Please be aware that its a nature reserve where there is wild animals and other dangerous creatures.
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Therefore please abide by the rule and regulations of the nature reserve even when climbing.
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Please '''NO LITTERING!''' - We follow a policy of what you '''take in''' you '''TAKE OUT'''!
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Please Keep to the speed limit '''40km/h'''. Relax the boulders won't go anywhere.
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Please do not be destructive towards the environment. this include trees, plants, rocks, boulders ext...
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Bouldering is only allowed on the western side of the river. please abide by this.
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== The Bouldering ==
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'''Route Guide at'''
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'''LINK:'''''https://27crags.com/crags/ezemvelo''
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You can create your own profile at 27crags. comment on routes, log your climbs, and add more routes to any crag.
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Enjoy the bouldering.
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For more info, please don't hesitate to contact me.
  
Thank you
 
 
Schalk Erasmus
 
Schalk Erasmus
Tel: 073-744-3952
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Tel: 081 512 3294
 
Email: topoutclimbing@gmail.com
 
Email: topoutclimbing@gmail.com

Latest revision as of 14:54, 19 November 2014

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve Bouldering

Ezemvelo is a private nature reserve that has kindly given us as a climbing community access to the boulders in their beautiful reserve. The crag consist of hundreds of sandstone boulders situated along the Wilger river "canyon".

Any rock climbers are welcome, no membership required.

This is a crag for climbers by climbers, KEEP IT CLEAN and CIVILIZED.

More about Ezemvelo Nature Reserve at: Link;http://www.ezemvelo.co.za/

Directions

Directions to Reserve

Link:http://www.ezemvelo.co.za/map.php

Directions to the Crag.

Link:https://27crags.com/crags/ezemvelo/map

Please be aware to see the boulders you need to scroll down along the river and it helps to turn satellite view or terrain view on to get a better idea of the terrain.

There is a map to the crag under the topo section at Link:https://27crags.com/crags/ezemvelo/topos/map-to-crag.

Maps are also available at reception.

Fees And Regulations

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve hold no responsibility for any climbing being done on the premises.

PLEASE make the receptionist aware that you are going climbing and sign the disclaimer agreement.

Entrance Cost

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve operate on a high and low season pricing.High season is typically in school holidays.

Entrance per person on average from +/-R45 per day

Car entrance on arrival +/-R25 per car

Rock Climbers can purchase a 20 entry pass at reception at discounted rates. ASK at reception for more information.

Accommodation

There is a variety of accommodation from camping to private chalets.

There is also climbers campsite located at the crag. This campsite has no water and no facilities. A maximum of ten people can camp there at a time. ASK at reception for more info.

For more information visit Link: http://www.ezemvelo.co.za/accommodation/

Regulations

Please be aware that its a nature reserve where there is wild animals and other dangerous creatures. Therefore please abide by the rule and regulations of the nature reserve even when climbing.

Please NO LITTERING! - We follow a policy of what you take in you TAKE OUT!

Please Keep to the speed limit 40km/h. Relax the boulders won't go anywhere.

Please do not be destructive towards the environment. this include trees, plants, rocks, boulders ext...

Bouldering is only allowed on the western side of the river. please abide by this.

The Bouldering

Route Guide at

LINK:https://27crags.com/crags/ezemvelo

You can create your own profile at 27crags. comment on routes, log your climbs, and add more routes to any crag.

Enjoy the bouldering.

For more info, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Schalk Erasmus Tel: 081 512 3294 Email: topoutclimbing@gmail.com