Waterworld base build

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Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:59 am

Due to the recent rain that we had, Bad Kloof is going to look a bit thrashed for a while and the base of Waterworld will probably not be there anymore (it was washed out a a couple of weeks before last weeks rain).
Pictures to follow soon.

:arrow: See this link for an updated map of crags and trails around the town of Montagu
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Re: Montagu Map

Postby Thermophage » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:49 pm

Noooooooooooo, not poor Waterworld again :(

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Re: Montagu Map + Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:50 pm

As below we walked up to Waterworld yesterday - its flooded over, the Gabions are still there and the base/sand level remains the same.
It shouldn't be hard to re-direct the river away from the crag again.

And so a work meet is called for!
The work should take 2-3 hours with 5 people.
If 5 people can commit to a date in December (the river will be a lot lower then) I'll meet you at the entrance to Bad Kloof with spades and sandbags (time to be confirmed later).

Let me know if you can make it - ideally respond in this thread - or email me on justin@climbing.co.za
Saturdays in December are:
- 7th
- 14th
- 21st

Once we have 5 confirmed people we'll set the date and if more people arrive then we'll get the job done faster and easier!
When we're finished we can go steal all the draws that someone littered on the crag :thumright

Nov 2012 (1 year ago when we fixed the base) Montagu: Waterworld is Climbable Again!

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Re: Montagu Map

Postby Thermophage » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:53 pm

Hey Justin,

Thanks for the update. Would dig to help, but unfortunately can't make any of those weekends :-(
If there are no takers then early Jan I'd be very keen to help!

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Re: Montagu Map

Postby tygereye » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:24 am

Hey, Justin! We might be able to come the 14th/21st. Keep us posted.

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Re: Montagu Map

Postby danglingdingle » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:43 pm

I can make 7th and 21st.

Very keen to help out.

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Re: Montagu Map

Postby Justin » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:06 pm

That's 3 people for the 21st so far :thumleft: (2 above and someone else Pm'ed me).
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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Cliff » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:12 pm

I will be able to make the 7 or 14th not sure about the 21st yet.

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Forket » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:59 pm

I just wanna say that this is one of my favourite crags in the country. Thanks for rebuilding it. :thumleft:

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby lelikegogga » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:20 pm

Hi Justin,
Can make the 14th.
Maybe the 21st, but not sure yet.

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Xenomorph » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:01 am

I would like to help, but only avail on the 7th

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby danglingdingle » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:01 pm

7th 7th 7th !!!!!

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby danglingdingle » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:55 pm

Any consensus on date yet?

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby danglingdingle » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:36 am

Bump

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:02 am

Ok, the Waterworld 'have fun in the river with spades and operating a mechanical destruction device' is on for the 7th 8)

Meet at De Bos at 09:00 and we'll go from there - any late comers can just meet us at the crag.

I'm in favour of doing this sooner than later - so even though we don't have a full quota of people we're going to go ahead and do this.
Big thanks to all the others who offered their help on other weekends.

At present we have the following people: (I am updating this list on the fly)
- Cliff
- Cormac
- Kevin +1
- Justin
- Riki
- Geoffrey +1

If more people arrive I'll hire a petrol cutter and we can clear reeds too (and clear a path to the Palace)
:cheers: To sweeten the deal, Stuart Brown of De Bos has kindly offered free camping and a case(s) of beer to those who come to help.

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby danglingdingle » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:12 am

Cool, Thanks for the update.

I've got another person to add to the list, will bring him along.

Kevin

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Geoffrey » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:10 am

Me +1

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:40 am

Great !!!
We have 8 people so far - I will hire the bush cutter for the weekend then.
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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby stuart » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:45 am

Great to hear Waterworld is being looked after. It is an on going process, but well worth it.
I was there in October and had the privilege of enjoying the routes there together with my friends from Switzerland. Enjoy the day and the crag once it is dry again.
I got tired of shoveling sand, so was very naughty and put a digger in to do the work and we were all happy again:-)
Lourens the creator of Arendsig, and note the IP at the base of My Route Down By the River, those were the days:-)
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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Geoffrey » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:48 pm

Is it feasible or even a good idea to construct the entire base with rocks and wire around it? Securing it in place, something the floods can't wash away and at worst we need to shovel some sand away?

Otherwise we can just do this every year :)

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:38 am

The answer is no.
There are not enough rocks in the area to use and there is nothing to secure the gabions in place. I did try something like you are suggesting in 2010.
One of the gabions we built (which much have been close to 2 ton in weight) was 'moved' by the flood water and covered with sand. The top of the one gabion can still be seen - the base of the crag gained some height from sand being dumped there.

Something to remember when you are crossing a river again is that a square meter of water is = to 1 ton of force!
You don't stop water :eye:

Yes, we will probably need to do this every 2nd year or so. It's actually not that much work (especially with many hands).

Below: The 2010 (pre rock rally) gabion installation (FYI: Filling sand bags are much easier that building gabions :thumright
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Below: Alan and Andy making the final touches to the new bridge at Waterworld
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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:33 pm

Just to reaffirm: The Waterworld 'have fun in the river with spades and operating a mechanical destruction device' is scheduled for:

Date: 7th December 2013
Meeting point: De Bos
Time: 09:00

We will leave from De Bos - any late comers can just meet us at the crag.

At present we have the following people:
- Cliff
- Cormac
- Kevin +1
- Justin
- Riki
- Geoffrey +1
- Dave (Rainbow Glen)
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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:19 am

As above it's all happening tomorrow :bom:
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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Xenomorph » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:41 pm

My GF will join to, should we bring spades, pick and saw?

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:23 pm

Tx Cormac, please bring a spade along, no need for a pick or saw.
I've got 30 sandbags (wondering if I should get more?) and I am picking up the bush cutter this afternoon + extra fuel :twisted:
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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:17 am

The Waterworld Base Build was a success - I'll have a report + pics up later today.
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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:30 pm

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:30 pm

We made the local paper :thumleft:

Geoffrey - they mispelt your name and we didn't get to proof it in time - sorry (but you look damn sexy with that big machine in your hands)!
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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Thermophage » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:35 pm

lol...I love the side note about the bolting fund not being one that takes off! :lol:

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Re: Waterworld base build

Postby Justin » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:08 pm

:) like I said... we didn't get to proof it in time!

FYI: The car getting vandalised... that was my car and is a story for a later date. I would not be concerned about parking at the Legoland parking area.

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