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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:01 pm 
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just a heads up, was parked at main topside parking area this afternoon, 11-16.00. my car got broken into (smashed drivers window), and it looks like the car next door go the treatment as well. there was a carguard, who had mysteriously disapeared. It was not the old ballie that has been there in the past, but a younger guy that ive seen there the last month or 2. very, very, very certain that the carguard is in on the whole racket.

this is getting ridiculous, boulderers are getting stoped from climbing not 10min away, yet SANPARKS cannot maintain a safe parking area. SANPARKS needs a very public kicking up the arse, and i think its time the climbing community got up and made our voices heard.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Thanks for letting us know. Just to confirm you are referring to the gravel parking on the left hand side (if you are driving towards Noordhoek)?

I have posted this incident on the Table Mountain Watch site

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:03 pm 
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that's the one


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:44 pm 
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SANParks will tell you that bouldering is illegal anyway.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:17 am 
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@Robert

That clearly is not the point and you know it. We are all allowed to park there and walk around the park. I hope that SANParks investigates this incident and takes action against the guard if he was in any way involved. Personally I hope that Odneil returns to his post, he's a really nice person and has always been super friendly (and has an amazing family story if you take the time to chat to him).

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:35 pm 
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I went up there for an evening session right now. When I was about to leave the parking lot (my car was parked outside) a ranger stopped over and told me that they had three car break-ins in a row and I should be carefull. As I asked him if they know the guys are he said:" yes, it's 3 muslim guys in a silver honda ballade, a fast one...and they have false number plates too"

are the rangers actually entiteled to arrest sombody? and how hard can it be to trap the honda gang?

No word about my crash pad though :thumright


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