So the cleanup happened as scheduled last Sunday on the 20th with an amazing bunch of volunteers from the local climbing community. The cleanup was a wonderful initiative by our dear friends Bird, Lartz, Azlishah and Mr Stoned towards reclaiming and maintaining one of the oldest climbing areas in Malaysia, Nanyang and Roadshow Wall.
The event was well attended by over 30 people. Lemme see if i can get the full list out:
Bird, Sunday, Lartz, Azlishah, Zita, Eva, Izu, Fauzi, Shawn, Shahril, Hazel, Thom, Azrul, Azwar, Dyce, Fizza, Awis, Shamsul, YK, Amy, Ah Thong, Bryant, Davis, Nik, Ate, Wan, Ayie, Kechik, Liyana, Lukman, and Sham.
There was lots to take care of including removing overgrown weeds and vines, putting all the extra wood and construction material aside as well as all the litter that has been left behind by people over the years.
We also had to do A LOT of negotiations with the old indian uncle that lives there regarding what we could throw away and what he really wanted to keep. We had to do abit of compromising in the end and leave some of his stuff around.
We also did a fair bit of gardening up on Roadshow Wall, all thats still needed is a proper re-bolting initiative to replace all the rusty bolts and worn-out anchors. Also a little bit more of rubbish clearing around the area.
The wonderful volunteers and organisers even prepared food and drinks for everyone!!
We put up some “Do Not Throw Rubbish Here” signs in hopes that that people who come here (climbers included) will at least notice the sign and remember to bring their rubbish out with them.
All in all it was a great day and an awesome effort by all the volunteers to keep our crags clean and to discourage littering and other such bad habits us Malaysians tend to have.