Mini Hike Reports

31 Mar 2010 12:43 #1038 by MountainGoat
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2 friends & I will be going up the chain ladders heading for Cathedral Peak Hotel via Mlamboja pass.

Maybe we'll see some of you guys / gals in the berg B)

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01 Apr 2010 09:41 #1045 by Frosty Ice
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I'll be at keiths bush camp on the 2nd and and the 3rd (Doing champagne via grays) and then going over Cathkin/Monks neck and down to the hotel. What is the neck like?

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01 Apr 2010 12:55 #1048 by gollum
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I did the neck in 2002 from the Keith Bush, so my memory is a bit hazy, but as I remember the neck was a very nice hike. Very steep, but nothing scary. The scramble down the other side included a few almost hairy bits, and boulder-hopping at the bottom, but all in all it's a good route.

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01 Apr 2010 13:13 #1050 by tiska
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There's also Cowl Cave at the Neck to break the journey - well out of the way of any traffic usually. The cave looks straight on to the standard route on the Cowl.

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01 Apr 2010 13:53 #1052 by gollum
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Awesome! One day when I'm all big and grown up (and learnt how to compile a testament) I want to climb Barry's route - :silly:

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01 Apr 2010 19:36 #1054 by Frosty Ice
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Sweet thanks guys. Quite keen to check out the neck. Just hope the weather doesnt get too nasty up there this weekend. (Rain etc) My aim is actually to get a few passes and peaks done and then come back for a few winter accents.

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04 Apr 2010 06:58 #1059 by Serious tribe
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Hey Frosty Ice

Sorry i missed commenting on your plans for the weekend. I hope that you did cowl gully, it is really good, a bit of a slog but a lot of fun.

If not, here are two images from a trip we did nov 98, check the snow, and this in november.

Cheers
Karl

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04 Apr 2010 07:02 #1060 by Serious tribe
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And cowl cave

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06 Apr 2010 14:36 #1064 by Frosty Ice
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Some Pics

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07 Apr 2010 10:05 - 07 Apr 2010 10:22 #1078 by intrepid
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Wow, a lot of good discussion I need to catch up on, just checking in briefly here. Got back late last night from the Berg. We changed our route more than once but had an awesome time - the Dragon always enchants. The weather was not bad overall, except for some really heavy showers 2 nights and a bit of one of the days. Water is oozing and gushing everywhere. We even got flooded in Mponj Cave during an unexpected visit there on one of the nights (believe it or not)! More later.

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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