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MUGGING, WC crags

Postby Xenomorph » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:54 pm

Thread pertaining to mugging/s in Western Cape crags:

Date: Saturday, 20 June, 2015
Crag: Skoorsteen Kop, Hout Bay
Details: Climbers were mugged at the crag/ Base of climbs

'We were out there yesterday and had some truly amazing climbs until we were mugged by guys with knives.

Truly grateful there were four of us. H, R, S and G and Gizmo the dog. Nobody was hurt although things certainly got a bit heated.

We are definitely going back, the climbs are too good!
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Re: MUGGING, WC crags

Postby Old Smelly » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:50 pm

I am sure that this is not the first time that people have been mugged with knives in that area - I have heard of a few tales. Without proposing radical responses I think it is important to note that this is almost a guaranteed outcome and not a surprise. So, judging by the fact that the muggers are not afraid of groups and fairly active, anyone going there should be made aware and at least be knowledgeable that it is likely to happen.
Really, its not that bad...I think it's my shoes...

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Re: MUGGING, WC crags

Postby Thermophage » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:33 pm

Note to self...carry up my katana when going to Skoorsteenskop :thumright
Bloody bleak this kak is happening around there!

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Re: MUGGING, WC crags

Postby robertbreyer » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:49 pm

This is the first mugging at Skoorsteenskop as far as I know. One of the first at a crag in Cape Town.
I have spoken to one of the guys about this. He will write up a report and action plan soon..... Stay tuned for details.....
R

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Re: MUGGING, WC crags

Postby Justin » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:13 pm

robertbreyer wrote:This is the first mugging at Skoorsteenskop as far as I know. One of the first at a crag in Cape Town.


This really sucks.
It will be informative to hear what the report says.
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Re: MUGGING, WC crags

Postby Richard » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:23 pm

Fortunately Sanparks officials are hard at work elsewhere putting up barbed wire fences to keep us off the jeep tracks in Silvermine, and fining climbers using other completely undamaged and intact footpaths. :(
It's now easier for the muggers I guess, as we are all concentrated on a smaller number of crags. They don't have to spread their resources too thinly.
Can't wait to renew my Activity Card.

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Re: MUGGING, WC crags

Postby Wes » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:27 pm

So what did they take? Just cell phones and wallets or did they also take climbing gear?

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Re: MUGGING, WC crags

Postby proze » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:10 pm

Richard wrote:Can't wait to renew my Activity Card.

Your what...?

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Re: MUGGING, WC crags

Postby Justin » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:59 pm

Hi All,

I'm about to post a report about the Skoorsteenskop mugging. For various reasons I will be removing the names (of who most of you know). The names were mentioned in the top of this post.

:arrow: http://www.climbing.co.za/2015/06/anato ... n-mugging/

If you really need to know who got mugged, you can PM me.
Thank you.
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