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Break-ins at Pierces Pass carpark (Blue Mountains)
9:22:35 PM
G'day folks,
I just wanted to pass on this warning to any climbers planning on parking at Pierces Pass (Blue Mountains) any time soon.
Last weekend multiple cars parked there had their windows smashed and goods taken. I've included an email below from one of the victims, who was with a group doing Yileen Canyon.
I've also uploaded a couple images of the damage to the OzCanyons facebook page:
Each to their own, but it may be worth considering parking on Bells Line, where there is more visibility, and enduring the extra 1.5km walk for the time being.

From: Dominic
Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2013 2:37 PM
Subject: FYI Car break-ins at Pierces Pass

For your reference, a group of Venturers and I had our equipment liberated from my car in the Pierces Pass carpark last weekend (common access to Yileen Canyon, various rock climbs). The car next to us was broken into as well. Maybe the best bet is to park with more visibility up on Bells line and face the walk next time?


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Dr Nick
10:38:50 PM
Any list of what to keep an eye out for? (as far as what was nicked that is - dodgy looking types hanging around the car park are probably just Rovers).

9:57:16 AM
I know its a tough ask for climbing at Pierces, but if you ever park somewhere and can take all your gear and valuables with you, I find that leaving your car unlocked with the empty glove box and center console open for theives to see normally works.
I used to go surfing around some shady south-coast carparks, and while other people have had windows smashed, my car was normally the only one intact.
10:30:37 AM
I'm not sure what particular items were taken, and I don't think any of the dodgy characters were seen. They could be locals or just some opportunists.
Zarb's points are good though. Macquarie Pass is another common place for these break-ins, and the technique of leaving nothing of value in the car, with the windows open, seems to work really well.

10:33:52 AM
On 21/02/2013 FatCanyoner wrote:
>and the technique of leaving nothing of value in the
>car, with the windows open, seems to work really well.

... so too does being an armed hunter in a NP.

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