Right! Now that I have you attention. Bosch Kloof is not closed. It remains open, for now.
This article stems from activity in Bosch kloof, Montagu during the past week.
A person took their dog to Boschkloof, this person also did not have a permit. Along the way they met the owner of Die Tolhuis (the white house below the kloof).
I received an apology from the owner of the dog and they are very sorry and did not realise that dogs are not allowed. The person had not been there in ages and someone else was meant to buy a permit for them (in which case someone else should have told you not to bring your dog along, because they would have agreed to the T&C’s) – which leads me to assume that they did not have permits either 🙄
EDIT: The person did in fact have a permit
Please think of Montagu as ‘NO GO’ DOG AREA from now on – its just easier that way.
There is a group of us (mostly locals) that are trying to gain access and open up these closed crags.
When we approach new property owners (to open up their properties to climbers), we like to use other property owners where climbers are welcome as references.
ClimbZA pays and manages the permit system for Boschkloof – all the permit money goes to the land owner.
We put a lot of time/effort into getting the area open and maintaining things (after 3 years of closure) – the land owners also took time with us.
As per the first closure, and while the land owner wants people to enjoy themselves on his mountain… an analogy used was “if a car gives me trouble, I get rid of it“. This was in reference to climbers going onto his property.
If the area is closed again. I don’t know if we will be able to re-open it again – landowners talk among one another and Boschkloof is a good example of a permit system where things work well (until now).
It becomes difficult for me personally to make up excuses for other people.
Yes, you can sneak into Boschkloof (because I don’t have the time or money to police it). Do this and risk future access for all.
Don’t like anything of the above or disagree ???
Please pick one or all of the following: Mail me / comment here or just stay out of Bosch Kloof.
I’m happy for anything constructive.
p.s. Access is often a complicated and prickly affair
Bosch Kloof has 10 crags and 97 Routes. You may climb at Legoland without a permit (same owner as Bosch Kloof).
- All other areas require a permit which can be obtained at http://www.montaguclimbing.com/