The Cleanup Aftermath

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.

Batu pun kena sapu
Scouting out trad lines in the upper walls
Hazel’s tiled walkway project
The day ended with… you guessed it! actual climbing. 🙂

 

Save Nanyang and Roadshow Wall!!

Hey guys!!

Thought this deserved a little bit more promotion. Just in case none of you know whats going on, the awesome Ahmad Sunday and gang have organized for a much needed clean up session for Nanyang and Roadshow Wall in Batu Caves, one of the oldest crags we have here in Malaysia.

This is happening on the 20th off January, thats the Sunday in two weeks time, starting from 9 in the morning. For more info and to check up on the event drop by the Facebook event page at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/325207964259735/

Bring all the climbers you know, and we’ll have a great time meeting other awesome climbers, restore an awesome crag to pristine conditions again, and have tons of fun in the process.

Cya there! 🙂