2nd May 2014
Notice to all climbers:
Mount Amanzi very kindly grant climbers access to Chosspile. It is one of our best crags so we don't want to jeopardize access. This is a reminder of the rules of access.
We are now in Winter Hours; between 1 May and 31 August so the closing time will be 4 pm which reflects that of the Mt Amanzi reception. The summer closing time is 5 pm.
Do not leave the property later than the closing time as it means the guard misses his lift home with Mt Amanzi staff. The closing time is the time you leave the property, not the time you should start walking down!
The guard will not wait so don't chance it.
Please respect the rules. We are not the landowners and the crag could easily be closed to us. This solution has come about from a lot of negotiation between the MCSA and Mt Amanzi. Be cool.
The other standard rules (unchanged) are as follows:
1. Every climber entering the property must report to the Mount Amanzi reception before climbing.
2. Entrance is R30 for full MCSA members or members of a University climbing club. Cards must be shown and must have a photo and sticker for year of membership.
3. A maximum of 2 guests are allowed with each cardholder. Entrance is R50 for the 1st and 2nd guests.
4. All climbers must sign the registry book and indemnity, and if they are the card-holder, must write their club membership number.
5. Opening hours are:- Winter time – 1 May till 31 August – from 08H00 – 16H00. Summer time – 1 September till 30 April – from 08H00 – 17H00. This reflects the hours the guards are paid and their transport home.
6. Officers at reception must ask for cards and check validity; it is in the interests of access that climbers remind the desk staff of this.
7. The guard at the gate must check the date and number of people indicated on the receipt, it is in the interests of access that climbers remind the guard of this.
8. Do NOT; drop litter, cigarette butts, light fires, leave toilet paper uncovered, urinate close to the cliff, camp overnight, drink alcohol on the property.
Mountain Club of South Africa