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Activity Permit For Rock Climbing in the Table Mountain National Park

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With climbers starting to get harassed more these days by the Table Mountain National Park Rangers, the Mountain Club of South Africa have released a letter (below) to outline what the current rules regarding are rock climbing and activity permit use within the Table Mountain National Park.

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  1. Is this not going in cirlces? The Redhill moratorium was self imposed and then lifted. Why is this still included?

  2. Apologies, the self-imposed moratorium on Redhill has most definitely been lifted.
    Will update and re-post 🙂

    • All updated, sorry for that 🙂

      • I think you should change the contact info on the pdf to your details Cuan 😉

        • It’s OK dude, D is still on the committee/etc.

  3. Chatted to a ranger on Lion’s Head today whilst hiking up (wasn’t climbing). He said they had been told that you need an activity card for all climbing. I told him it was only for certain types of climbing. He interested to hear that and suggested that we contact the park management so that the management could inform them of the rules. I know that the MCSA has been trying on this front. Just wanted to share this as they ranger was friendly and was open to the fact that he might not have been correctly informed. Unfortunately I forgot to get his name. Certainly carrying the letter above would have been enough to convince him.

    • Hi Stewart, thanks for the heads up. Yes…we have been experiencing big issues regarding this as the rangers on the ground seem uninformed regarding the agreement/rules which have been conveyed to us, even though this issue has been raised on multiple occasions.

      So please everyone, carry the letter. It at the very least adds some sense of authority to your argument if you are ever stopped by one of them.

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