The General Committee of the Mountain Club of South Africa (Cape Town Section) regrets to advise members of the increasing possible threats to their personal safety while hiking and climbing in and around the Table Mountain National Park, and elsewhere.
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This is a short 30 minute meeting to update climbers on the subject of permits, legalities, etc. on rock climbing and bouldering in the Table Mountain National Park.
Rock climbing, which includes traditional climbing, sport climbing and bouldering is one of the best ways to experience the Western Cape’s natural heritage, is fast becoming a popular recreational activity in the country.
We regrettably have to inform you that the MCSA’s access through the Mountain Sanctuary Park (MSP) office and their rest-camp has been terminated.
Please note that the perception with respect to activity permits for trad climbing in Table Mountain National Park is NOT correct.
Without any consultation with the MCSA or climbers, the park has unilaterally decided to include all trad climbing as an activity requiring a permit.
Please see the below latest news that the MCSA Rock Climbing Committee is working on and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any suggestions, information or offers to assist us with any of the below items.
The MCSA have released a letter to outline the current rules regarding rock climbing and activity permit use within the Table Mountain National Park.
The Mountain Club of South Africa would like to express its deepest sympathy to the Nepalese government and the people of Nepal in the wake of the disastrous earthquake
Search And Rescue – Over the long weekend 80 mm rain was recorded overnight in the Nelson Mandela Bay area on Sunday resulted in the MCSA EP Section SAR being involved in two separate rescues.