Are the foundry crags at Boven safe?

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Are the foundry crags at Boven safe?

Postby deSouzaFrank » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:09 pm

I've been reading some old post (2005-2006) of the foundry at Boven. Read about people getting mugged and even an armed robbery that took place there, and wrong doers being arrested.

I would love to have a go at a few of the routes there. Can any one, perhaps a local, say if crime is still a problem at the area.

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Re: Is The foundry crags at Boven safe?

Postby RockRay » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:37 pm

I would also like to know... is there any crags that still pose that type of risk in Boven :?:

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Re: Is The foundry crags at Boven safe?

Postby mokganjetsi » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:14 pm

Give Gustav, Alex or Jan a shout at RocnRope - they'll give you the lowdown.
http://rocrope.com/
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Re: Is The foundry crags at Boven safe?

Postby DiabolicDassie » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:45 pm

Hi guys

That is indeed a very old post and there has been no incidents since then. The routes at Triple Tier Crags are spectacular and definitely
worth a visit. These crags are also coming into season now, nice and sunny climbing for winter days.

@Raymond : I wish I could give you a guarantee that you will never be a victim of crime while enjoying the outdoors but alas this is not possible. As far as incidents go, we haven't had any problems for a while now but drop by the shop before heading to the Sport Valley crags and get the beta on the day.

Keep cranking!

Jan

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Re: Is The foundry crags at Boven safe?

Postby Gustav » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:32 pm

The guys who went to the Foundry on Saturday had an absolute blast!

There are so many gems in Sport valley, the Island, Restaurant, Waterfall & Triple Tier ... well done to the okes that (still) go there!!!

PS: I am writing this sitting in Jhb ... any areas here in the city that has been hit by crime in the last 5 years that I should avoid?
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Re: Is The foundry crags at Boven safe?

Postby Gadget » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:15 pm

Gustav wrote:PS: I am writing this sitting in Jhb ... any areas here in the city that has been hit by crime in the last 5 years that I should avoid?


The E-Toll is pretty criminal if you ask me, so stay away from the highways unless you want to be fleeced!

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Re: Is The foundry crags at Boven safe?

Postby Johanm » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:34 am

Valid question.

I live in Joburg and wont take my girlfriend out at night for a jog. No problem during the day. Same with Boven.

Will go to the foundry with my male buddies but won't go there alone with her.

My answer is; depends on your company.

Yes I'm the paranoid type.

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Re: Is The foundry crags at Boven safe?

Postby deSouzaFrank » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:42 pm

Happy to say that I took my wife to the foundry. Fooled around on some off route easy trad. Went home with no episodes or epics. Thanks Alex for rest assurance prior to our arrival.

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Re: Are the foundry crags at Boven safe?

Postby Gustav » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:16 pm

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Thulani Mazibuko on Vol libre (21) ... classic 'Boven climbing and a must do if you can climb 22!
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