http://www.e-dirt.co.za/newforum/forum_ ... 2484#82484
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I went climbing with some friends at Strubens Valley yesterday morning. Near 9:00 in the morning...we hear 2 tweelies at the bottom. Now if anyone has been climbing there, they will know its a bit of a walk up to the rock faces.
The Mountaineering Club of SA has spent a lot of money and sacrificed their personal time making those paths for climbers and hikers to get up to the rock faces, and even more time looking after the general area. Apparently it is a wildlife reserve of some sorts too...
Anyways...these 2 guys on their bikes decided to ride up this path, and in the process landed up destroying it! They ripped out the wooden poles, rocks and stones laid on the ground to makes steps up the paths! Its now completely ruined thanks to these 2 guys
Im not going into details...but all that time, money and effort spent in building these paths and footways for the climbers and hikers, is now completely stuffed! We are very keen on the idea of looking after that area and preserving it...you wont find one climber leaving rubbish behind like bottles or packets...so when something like this happens...it really, really pisses me off and the rest of the climbers.
Just wish I was quick enough to catch them! To whoever it was, use your head next time. That path was not created for your bikes! Have some compasion and common sense next time!
I for one feel thats this is totally unacceptable!