Rock climbing in Gauteng is set to be shutdown under new legislation that has been passed by the Green Hawks.
Unbeknownst to most, the scaling of cliffs in Mpumalanga has already been banned – last we heard is that Alex and Gustav from Roc ‘n Rope have abandoned Waterval Boven and moved to Melrose in Gauteng. Both are said to have corporate jobs lined up.
Essentially, the two areas make up the ‘Transfrontier Park’. They border each other across provincial boundaries where the primary focus is raptor conservation. Authorities responsible for the respective areas formally agreed during the morning meeting to stop any climbers from ever redpointing again.
And if you believe that, then you’ll believe almost anything. Although I almost didn’t believe the news last night that our fine president has to ‘pay back da money’ (did you just read that in Malema’s voice!?). On a serious note, please do respect the thing things around you when you’re out climbing, and thanks in advance for staying away from nesting birds.