Bosch Kloof Indemnity & Code of Conduct
Climb ZA & Montagu Climbing acts as an agent on behalf of the owners for the purpose of the online permit purchasing system. Climb ZA / Montagu Climbing may issue me with a Bosch Kloof Climbing Permit when I submit my Bosch Kloof permit application and have paid the required daily entry fee and have read and agreed to this Indemnity and Code of Conduct.
The owners, managers and their families (together ” the owners”) of all of the Bosch Kloof property (“the land”) offers access to designated climbing areas (“the crags”) on this property for the purpose of rock climbing. The owners have made this land available to climbers subject to the following indemnities and undertakings which must be given by each individual. Guests entering Bosch Kloof are required to agree to the document indemnifying the owners against any claim, action, judgment, costs and/or expenses which may be made against the owners.
My access to the property is undertaken with due knowledge and appreciation of the risks inherent therein and I use the land entirely at my own risk.
I will bear the risk of any injury or loss to either myself or to any person resulting from my presence on the land. In particular, I hereby indemnify and hold harmless from all liability all persons, (including but not limited to the Bruwer Family, Goree trust any successor of any of the aforementioned, all members, agents, contractors and employees of the aforesaid persons and the owners, local authority or statutory body and any employees of the former, together hereafter referred to as “the indemnified persons”) in respect of any loss, damage or injury whatsoever which I may cause or suffer (including loss to or by my family members and dependents) arising from any reason whatsoever, nothing excluded.
My printed or digital permit together with my government issued ID is my access permit. I shall only enter Bosch Kloof when in possession of my permit and ID, and will show it to any owner or official if asked to do so.
I will only use the designated paths.
Intentional dislodgement of rocks off cliffs or down hillsides is dangerous and will not condoned.
Writing or graffiti is not permitted in any form on any rock, cliff face, tree or other natural surface.
I acknowledge that the land is privately owned and that drinking water collection and agricultural operations take precedence.
I will respect the owners’ staff and operational requirements, and conduct myself in a manner which interferes with owners’ operations in any way at all.
I acknowledge that all owners’ vehicles shall at all times have the right of way and that, if necessary, I will move off a path or road to permit vehicles to pass.
I will comply with notices, instructions and directions by the owners’ staff.
The owners may need to prohibit the use of certain areas for safety or operational reasons, and may do so without prior warning. I will politely and immediately adhere to notices, signs or instructions in this regard.
I will not bring any vehicle onto the land.
I will look after the land as if it were my own.
I will report trespassers (or unauthorised climbers & hikers) and suspicious activity to Climb ZA or the Montagu Information/Tourism Office.
Rock Climbing is an inherently dangerous sport. I acknowledge that the climbing routes may present a danger to rock climbers and hikers. I will therefore exercise reasonable caution at all times when climbing and do so at my own risk.
The wearing of a protective climbing helmet whilst at the crag is advised.
I will not litter at all – this includes finger tape, cigarette butts, waste such as orange peels and toilet paper or tissues.
Defecation shall be avoided in the kloof, but if absolutely necessary; any human waste is to be carried out. All persons shall carry a plastic ziplock bag at all times for such an event.
Fires may occur without the knowledge or control of land managers and burn in a dangerous, unpredictable and uncontrolled manner. All burning constitutes a serious danger and burning areas must be avoided;
Smoking and/or any open flame is disallowed due to the high potential for fires in fynbos vegetation and the severe consequences associated with fires.
No stoves are to be used on the property. (The means bring your tea in a flask.)
No overnighting / sleeping overnight on the property.
The land is inhabited by snakes and other wildlife. I acknowledge that these may pose a danger to me.
All animals including nesting and endangered birds should not be disturbed. Seasonal closure of Bosch Kloof Crags may be required if nesting birds are likely to be disturbed. The feeding or intentional disturbance of any animal is prohibited. By feeding any animal, you are potentially signing their death warrant as these animals become dependent, aggressive and dangerous, and my have to be exterminated.
No plant, animal, wildlife or any natural or cultural items may be removed from the property without permission.
To cut, damage, destroy or be in possession of any plant or part thereof, including dry wood or firewood is a serious offence.
My access to the property is undertaken with due knowledge and appreciation of the risks inherent therein.
Right of admission reserved.
I have read each and every clause in this indemnity and code of conduct and, by my application for a permit, I confirm that I am bound by all of the clauses in this document.