Updated: More photos – River works in Montagu

The path to the Steeple is getting an overhaul.  This is due to the build-up of sand under the entrance bridge to Montagu from past floods.  Contractors are digging new canals and removing sand from the river area and under the bridge.

We have spoken to the operations manager who told us that the digging ‘should’ go a little way past The Steeple.  We explained our vested interested of the rock climbing area on the corner (The Steeple) and he said that they would stack rocks near the base and dig further left of the crag (if possible) so as to avoid having the base of the Steeple washed away.  They will also be making a rudimentary path from the parking area (by the palm trees) to the crag.

No ETA on when the job will be finished but its a welcome overhaul to the area.  Sadly these machines will not be going into Bad Kloof 🙁

The finished product

The completed work, looking down the kloof

Some photos below starting from Wednesday (13th of June 2012)

7 Responses to Updated: More photos – River works in Montagu

  1. Nic Le Maitre Jun 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Any chance you can persuade them to get rid of the thorn trees too?

  2. Justin Jun 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    I assume you are talking about the thorn trees on the first section of the walk-in? If so I’m happy to report that they are all gone 🙂

    Just took a walk over there now and have added a few more pics (see captions with today’s date).

  3. Nic Le Maitre Jun 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    I was talking about those and am very happy to hear that. Nothing quite like walking back from the Steeple in the dark without a headlamp and walking into one of those

  4. Justin Jun 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    After a friends daughter got a nasty scratch on her face (she was in a carrier) I went and cut most of them back a few months back.

    So far It’s a big improvement (plus the town won’t flood as badly when it does rain heavily) It is really amazing to see what they have done in such little time!

  5. Andy Davies Jun 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Can you ask them to keep driving up to Waterworld please?

  6. Justin Jun 18, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    I did… was told that the Bad Kloof is not on their list of things to do 🙁

  7. Andy Davies Jun 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Maybe a six pack under the drivers seat will help him reach Waterworld 🙂

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