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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:30 am 
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Thank you to all climbers who attended.

As agreed upon last night and as per SANP's requirements, we will be doing an EMP for the bouldering for the whole of the Cape Peninsula, including Red Hill areas.

Without this EMP, Red Hill will remain closed indefinitely.

Red Hill's moratorium stands until the bouldering EMP has been finalised.

SANP will complete the EMP by end of August with the MCSA and bouldering community's assistance.
SANP will then give a presentation of the newly drafted EMP to the bouldering community at the MCSA Club House in Cape Town in early September, thereafter opening the EMP to the other mountain users through October.
At the end of October, the draft will be finalised and the EMP released.

Thank you again for all the assistance and support from the bouldering community. We are nearly there.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:07 am 
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Thank you to Delaney and all that was involved with the process. Sorry I couldnt be there but its a bit of a way to fly from London :wink:
It looks like this process will hopefully secure boulderings future in the Cape. I think this may also come with the need for a proper guide book to be published with all the access regulations and guidelines that will inevitably come with the EMP.
Again, many thanks to all involved
Nick


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:11 am 
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Thanks for the feedback and well done!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:31 am 
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Hi All

We are nearing the final stages of the Bouldering EMP. I am busy setting up a meeting this week with SANP to confirm boulder sites and which of these sites will require site inspections. As far as I have been told, the EMP document itself is nearly complete.

I will continue to keep all in the loop and once again, thank you for your patience and support.

Kind regards
Delaney and MCSA Rock SubCOM


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:28 pm 
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Thanks for keeping us updated! :D

Is anyone going out bouldering this week somewhere around CT by any chance (after like 4pm of course) ? :)
i need to get outside to climb :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:43 am 
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Hi All

Niel and I met with SANP yesterday evening and went through the first draft of the Bouldering EMP. Everything is looking very good and it was a great meeting. SANP has been very helpful to date.

The next phase will be the site visits which will hopefully take place this month so that the final draft can be completed and sent out to the bouldering community and other mountain users for comments.

This will be around the beginning of October so that at the end of October, all users' comments will be taken into account and added to the draft if valid so that the final approved Bouldering EMP will go live early November.

Redhill is to be included in the site visits so all is looking very promising.

We will keep you in the loop as things progress.

Thanks so much
Delaney from MCSA Rock Sub-Com


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:38 am 
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Have the site visits been done yet or are we waiting on them? :thumright

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:33 pm 
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Hi guys

SANP has been ducking my emails for the past 3 weeks or so but we are now back online and trying to decide on dates for each of the following areas:

CBD, Newlands and Cecilia Forests
Redhill and Blackhill
Topside

Niel and I have full time jobs so we need to negotiate time off work but SANP still need to propose dates for us to work with.

I will be posting updates on this forum when dates have been confirmed and once each site visit has been concluded.

Thank you again to all who have respected the moratorium at Redhill.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:17 am 
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Thanks for the update and your (and Niel's) time and effort :thumleft:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:03 pm 
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Hi All

The Site Visits are finally starting.

Monday 3rd December at 16H00: CBD boulders
Tuesday 4th December at 14H00/Friday 7th December at 14H00 (TBC): Redhill and Blackhill boulders

Topside and the Forests (Newlands and Cecilia) still need to be confirmed but Topside will be done over a weekend. As soon as I have more information, I will let you know.

Just to clarify in case there is any confusion, it is only Redhill (Grootkop, Coppermine and Easter Island) that is currently off limits to bouldering. All other areas are still open and are under review for the purpose of the EMP only. We will publish all areas that are off limits and those that aren't once the EMP has been finalised.

Thank you all again for your patience. We really appreciate it.

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MCSA Rock SubCom


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Thanks for the update... :thumleft:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:59 am 
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Thanks for all the missions people!!
Legend.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:02 am 
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Awesome News!

Big thanks to all involved for your time :thumleft:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:48 am 
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Hey guys, how'd the inspection go yesterday?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:12 am 
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Hi All

The site visit at CBD has been completed and it seems that, since most of the boulders have rocky/stoney bases, the biggest problem would be the unofficial paths in between them. Since the service path already exists, that will no doubt be the main path to the boulders and then a contour path will be established to access all the boulders.

We will only know once we see the final draft of the EMP.

We are now waiting on the site manager at Redhill to let us know when he/she is available for the site visit there.

Thanks again for your support and patience.

Kind regards
MCSA Rock SubCom


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:33 am 
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Hi All

The following site visits are being organised and I will confirm dates as soon as they have been set in stone:

• Thursday 13th December – Cecilia Forest @ +/-5pm
• Friday 14th December – Newlands Forest @ +/-5pm
• Saturday 15th December – Topside and Echo Valley
• Friday 21st December – Redhill and Blackhill @ +/-1pm

Thanks again for all your patience. We're hoping to send out the EMP draft to everyone at the end of January 2013 for comments and feedback.

Thanks again
MCSA Rock SubCom


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:22 am 
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Hi All

With Niel going on leave this week, we are short someone to take SANP to view the boulders at Newlands Forest, Cecilia Forest and Topside & Echo Valley this week.

Please can anyone keen and able to assist contact me directly so that I can put you in touch with SANP to organise the site visits.

I would go but I unfortunately don't know any of these areas well enough to take SANP to them.

I hope some of you will be able to assist us.

Thank you so much
MCSA Rock SubCom
delaney@rockchicks.co.za


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:23 pm 
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Hi All

The Redhill and Blackhill site visit has been confirmed for 21st December from 2pm.

Topside will have to wait until next year as we don't have anyone to take SANP to the boulders but I am hoping we can get the forests done this weekend.

Thank you so much
Delaney


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:12 pm 
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Delaney, you ROCK!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:44 pm 
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Hi All

The following site visits have now been completed:

CBD Boulders
Blackhill Boulders
Redhill - Coppermine Boulders
Redhill - Vanilla Sky

Unfortunately, I completely forgot how to get to Vajra and Mushroom areas :-( The result of not visiting Redhill in a while.

It's sad to say that on some of the boulders at Redhill, Leighan and I found fresh chalk marks on the rock. For those of you who have adhered to the moratorium, thank you very much. For those who haven't, please can you not climb at Redhill again until the EMP has been finalised.

Site Visits still to take place are the following:

Redhill - Vajra and Mushroom
Cecilia Forest
Newlands Forest
Echo Valley
Topside

If anyone is able to assist us with any of the above site visits, please can you get in touch with me on delaney@rockchicks.co.za? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much
Delaney


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:08 pm 
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Hi All

SANP has the following days and times available for the site visits:

Vajra and Mushroom Areas (Redhill):
Monday 21st January (1pm onwards)
Tuesday 22nd January (1pm onwards)
Wednesday 23rd January (1pm onwards)
Friday 25th January (1pm onwards)

Topside and Echo Valley:
Saturday and Sunday 26th and 27th January

So far, I have no offers from the bouldering community to assist with these site visits. If I knew where these areas are, I would go myself :-(

Is there really no one in the whole bouldering community who can help Niel out with the above?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:19 pm 
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Perhaps it would be better to talk through Cutloose?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:35 pm 
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Nobody seems to be able to access Cutloose lately :(
I'd like to offer, but I have work in the week and am going to Mali on Friday next week for work as well. I also don't knwo any of the areas very well


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Thanks Cuan. I appreciate you replying.

I will see if Calvin can assist us through his email group.

Thanks again
Delaney


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Hi Delaney

I can Assist with visiting Newlands Forrest and Cecilia Forrest, I know the areas very well and would be very keen to help out although I have school till 3:00 during the week but my weekends are usually free.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:55 am 
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Hi Sheldon

This is great, thank you!

I will notify SANP and see if they can possibly do a 5pm during the week or a weekend.

Once we know, I'll brief you on how the process works.

Thank you again. I can't tell you how much we appreciate this.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:35 am 
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Hi All

Thank you so much to those who contacted me and who are able to assist with the final site visits. This will move things along nicely.

We have tentative dates in place for the remaining Redhill and Topside/Echo Valley visits and are waiting on SANP to confirm for us.

SANP still needs to get back to us regarding the forest visits with Sheldon.

I'll keep you all updated and thank you again. I can't emphasise how much I appreciate your help.

Tx
Delaney


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:05 am 
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Hi All

Thank you again to everyone who responded to assist with the site visits.

Update is as follows:

Thursday 24th January from 2pm: Alan will show SANP Vajra and Mushroom at Redhill (Confirmed)
Saturday 26th January from 9am: Adam will show SANP Echo Valley, Amazon and Bonnydoon (TBC)
Saturday 2nd February from 9am: Niel will show SANP Silvermine Boulder and Shady Nook (TBC)

We are still waiting on SANP to get back to us on available times for site visits with Sheldon for Cecilia and Newlands Forests.

Thank you again for all your assistance.

Delaney


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:34 am 
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Hi All

An update on the site visits for the EMP:

    Huge thanks to Alan Hills for showing Leighan from SANP Vajra and Mushroom. Redhill site visits are now all done.
    CBD site visits are all done.
    Blackhill site visit is done.
    Huge thanks to Adam Ludford for showing Leighan from SANP Amazon, Echo Valley and Bonnydoon.

The only outstanding site visits are:
    Silvermine Boulders and Shady Nook (Niel Mostert is liaising with Leighan from SANP for a suitable date and time - I will let you know once this has been confirmed.)
    Cecilia and Newlands Forests (I am still waiting on Jannie from SANP to let us know his availability for these visits - I will let you know once this has been confirmed.)

Thank you all for your patience and your support. Nearly there :-)

Tx
Delaney


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:04 pm 
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Hi All

Shady Nook and Silvermine Boulder site visits have been done.

All that's left are the forests (Cecilia and Newlands). Sheldon is on this and we'll keep you updated as soon as the site visits have been done.

Thanks so much
Delaney


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