Howzit folks. New member and all that.
I was there that day at strubens last october when the thread-starters car got stolen, and another broken into. In fact, I haven't been back since.
I certainly agree that it's a definite issue. Your car is the last thing you want to be worrying about while you're there.
While I've heard some tales of break-ins at Northcliff, luckily I haven't had any problems there. *touch wood* And there's often a guard there who appears to guard the water-tower. (On weekdays anyway.)
I gotta say though that this:
Every time I go to Strubens I pass the petrol station/mall on the right. There are always guys just hanging around, some car guarding, others begging, some of them hoping to get picked up to do some work. Initially the climbers will need to show these guys the opportunity at the Strubens parking lot, by giving one or two guys a lift there, but once the ball gets rolling I can assure you there will always be some guys to watch cars every weekend. where there is a window of opportunity, there will always be someone to fill it.
seems to be the most workable idea. Not the best, unless a club can get involved, but certainly the most easily accomplished. And while it might be said that it would be unreliable at best, isn't anything better than nothing?
As Guest said, all it'll take is a time or two and then there will be people to take advantage of the opportunity.
Ah well, eyes up and all that.
Be safe folks.