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Access: COVID-19 lockdown Alert level 3

Adjusted Level 3 regulations as gazetted in Gazette 44044 of 29 December 2020, as amended by Gazette 44051 of 29 December 2020, Gazette 44066 of 11 January 2021 and Gazette 44130 of 1 February 2021.

http://www.gov.za/coronavirus/alert-level-3

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Description

Trident is an easy, short and pleasant walk in, taking about 35 minutes into a wooded kloof. The majority of routes are trad with only a very few bolts having been placed. Easy walk off descent is available for most of the climbs.

Access issues

Permission is for MCSA members and one guest per member only. The owner requires to be notified by Tuesday before the weekend one wants to visit. Contact MCSA JBH to organize access.

Access is restricted to Cavern Kloof only, the westernmost of the 3 kloof of Trident complex. Access to Middle and Kronkel kloofs (eastern two kloofs of the Trident Kloof complex) is not permitted.

For more information on routes, access and permits please see the following websites:

Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) http://www.mcsa.org.za/ Look at “Who we are” for the different sections of the MCSA

Mountain Club of South Africa – Johannesburg Section website https://mcsajohannesburg.org/ Click on “Access and Properties” for more information https://mcsajohannesburg.org/climbing-and-hiking-venues/nw/trident-magaliesberg/ Click on “Contact” to get in touch with the MCSA for more information.

ClimbZA website http://www.climbing.co.za/wiki/South_African_Climbing_Wiki Welcome to the largest & most comprehensive online database of Southern African climbing information.

http://www.climbing.co.za/forum/ A forum site to find climbing partners or to find out more about different climbing areas and climbs.

Approach

Trident is an easy, short and pleasant walk in, taking about 35 minutes. Travelling from the northern suburbs of Johannesburg is approximately 1 hour. Access is from the northern side of the range only. It is some 20 kilometres west of Hartbeespoort Dam.

Where to stay

Camping is not permitted.

Ethic

No fire allowed as per “No Fires in Magaliesberg Policy”. There is currently a moratorium on bolting in Magaliesberg.

Areas

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True Left cliff
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True Right cliff
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