Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

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Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

Post by IvanaClimbalot » Thu May 22, 2014 2:51 pm

I was wondering if we are still allowed to climb the Maltese Cross. I heard rumours that it is not allowed anymore. Can someone please help if they know the answer.

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Re: Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

Post by proze » Thu May 22, 2014 3:11 pm

There's much bigger (better?) stuff to climb in that area. Why mess with it?

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Re: Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

Post by shorti » Thu May 22, 2014 4:51 pm

proze wrote:There's much bigger (better?) stuff to climb in that area. Why mess with it?
Yet you still get the Truitjieskraal fanboys. Some people just like to boulder

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Re: Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Thu May 22, 2014 5:40 pm

No idea if it's legal or not, but you can bet that no one is out there checking to make sure that you don't.

Why climb it? It's a classic route on a feature that just screams: "Climb me!"
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Re: Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

Post by henkg » Thu May 22, 2014 6:31 pm

Agreed with Nic, classic feature.
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Re: Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

Post by Justin » Thu May 22, 2014 8:40 pm

Nic Le Maitre wrote:No idea if it's legal or not, but you can bet that no one is out there checking to make sure that you don't.
And don't ask too many questions, keep your gear in your bag.
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Re: Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

Post by Ray » Thu May 22, 2014 8:52 pm

Is it not closed because the area was closed after the fire a year or two back?

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Re: Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

Post by IvanaClimbalot » Thu May 22, 2014 9:34 pm

Ok, thanks guys. Yes it is a classic feature that stands out in the midst of its 'bigger' and 'better' surrounding mountains but it is a beauty on its own, and why wouldn't anyone want to climb it. :thumleft:

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Re: Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

Post by johannlanz » Thu May 22, 2014 10:40 pm

Absolutely. Go and climb it for sure.

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Re: Is the Maltese Cross still legal to climb?

Post by Chris F » Fri May 23, 2014 10:33 am

Do everyone a favour, take a knife and get rid of any old ab tat and carry it out.

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