I will try and find out what is happening here. We have a right to access, but perhaps just need to work around the security arrangements for the residents.
That road is a pipe track, and under the jurisdiction of the Hout Bay waterworks people. Apparently they are fairly sympathetic to the residents' security problems. Those who know Hout Bay will be aware of the problems in the suburb; they have major crime issues, which is affecting all sorts of aspects of life in HB. Anyway, I don't want to go into that here (except to say that those idiots who voted for Them... oh, never mind...).
The road is a public road, and thus the public have a right to access. I will try and contact the relevant person in the South Pen Municipality, and try and resolve the issue.
If anyone has been to the crag lately, please contact me and let me know exactly where the fence is, what problems you experienced, and if there are alternative access and parking arrangements at the moment.