Report by Malcom Venter (see Forum thread)
Yesterday a climber was injured at the Lower Silvermine climbing area. During the walk out a large boulder dislodged from the wall and crushed the climbers leg. The injured climber is ok and recovering in hospital.
Please take care when walking/hiking/bouldering/climbing. After all of the heavy rain, rocks are more likely to slip.
Make sure that you are not on your own. This was an experienced climber who happened to pull on the wrong rock at the wrong time. It was very fortunate that he was not on his own, or this might have ended in tragedy.
Take care out there.
– 021 937 0300 (*Dial this number first for mountain rescue)
South Cape (Plettenberg Bay/Knysna/George):
Eastern Province (Port Elizabeth):
– 082 990 7626
Kwazulu Natal (Durban / Pietermartitzburg):
– 0800 005 133
Gauteng / Free State / North West / Limpopo / Mpumalanga:
Primary – 074 125 1385,
Secondary – 074 163 3952
Alternatively call Metro on – 011 315-0203