Captain Haddock wrote:
Magaliesberg does not need this kind of exposure. It is a pristine environment which already has too much traffic, both by legitimate hikers and climbers and people who tresspass there via the various resorts. A commercial venture of this sort would do more harm than good. Film crews are also notorious for not leaving locations in the same condition that they found them in. Bronkhorstspruit is one of the sacraficial sport crags that seems to fit in with the others mentioned above and may offer the kind of visuals this project seems to want. I would also suggest contacting the MCSA before doing a project of this sort.
Ja, I'd also suggest contacting the MSCA if looking for access to crags on their land, but I think you're blowing my suggestion a bit out of proportion. What next, ban photography in the Magalies kloofs???
I agree some film crews have been notorious for spoiling some locations .....but those are the crews that set-dress a location and have teams of PA's and art dept folks running around doing their set creating thing, not to mention the mess tents and catering waste. I doubt very much that these guys have a crew of that size, and also doubt that they'll do anything to change or destroy the environment.
A couple of conscientious climber-types dangling off ropes, with a few digi-cams and a microphone or two, aren't going to do any more 'damage' than the same number of climbers climbing.
Personally I'd rather watch a vid of some good trad sends than sport climbing on 10m high urban crags, and was merely adding my 2cents worth. But hey, some people may enjoy a vid of Strubens, Mellville Koppies, and 14 Ave bouldering - Mmm, the cutting edge core of the climbing scene up north!! Great scenery!!! Blockbuster Vid!!
Again, just a suggestion, lose or use it (but if you do, contact the MCSA first).