Drakensberg Sentinel Chain Ladder Overnight Safety

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DC72
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Drakensberg Sentinel Chain Ladder Overnight Safety

Post by DC72 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:15 am

Hi, I'm looking at over-nighting on the Mount-Aux-Sources plateau (via Sentinel car park and chain ladders). Are there any security concerns on this route - there will only be two of us.

Thanks

Viking
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Re: Drakensberg Sentinel Chain Ladder Overnight Safety

Post by Viking » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:35 pm


johan85
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Re: Drakensberg Sentinel Chain Ladder Overnight Safety

Post by johan85 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:21 am

Hi. Any reports of recent criminal activity in that region or the Sentinel plateau?

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Re: Drakensberg Sentinel Chain Ladder Overnight Safety

Post by Ghaznavid » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:18 pm

There was an attack about 30km south of there fairly recently. Go and have a look at the thread Viking posted, though. The latest updates are posted there.

Also be aware that the ladders are currently closed. I don't know what the latest is, they could be open again (or perhaps they still haven't started the work) - but maybe contact Witsieshoek and check up on the latest status.
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Re: Drakensberg Sentinel Chain Ladder Overnight Safety

Post by oubaas » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:45 pm

I was at witsieshoek fairy recently and they are apparently keeping one of the ladders open whilst changing the other so no worries about that. There is always the gulley if all else fails.

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Re: Drakensberg Sentinel Chain Ladder Overnight Safety

Post by JacovV » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:12 pm

When we climbed the Sentinel in 2014, we slept close to the plato in Crows Nest Cave.

In my experience the happenings in that area forced us to be vigilant for theft

I agree, check the posts for more recent activity and probability, but prepare logically as well.

And still enjoy!

All the best

Jaco
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