Author Topic: CHRISTMAS POT  (Read 2073 times)

Offline adamski555

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 29
CHRISTMAS POT
« on: December 03, 2007, 08:02:29 pm »
Does any one have any pitch rigging info and rope lengths for Christmas Pot ,thinking about doing a trip soon any info would
be great.adamski555
Caving, beats shopping!

Offline Trog

  • player
  • **
  • Posts: 109
Re: CHRISTMAS POT
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 08:18:06 pm »
I don't have any usefull information for you but look forward to reading your trip report as this is a trip I would love to do. It is just asking to be done on the 25th. Any takers?

Offline Hammy

  • obsessive maniac
  • ***
  • Posts: 357
Re: CHRISTMAS POT
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 08:55:06 pm »
I ticked it on a lovely crisp, snowy Boxing day three years ago. The entrance was in a shakehole adjacent to a shored up scaffolded hole - I'm not sure what this is, or indeed if it is still shored up and scaffolded!

My records show a 40m rope for the entrance pitches rigged from a stake to a succession of hangs requiring 7 krabs. A blocky wriggly crawl follows to the next drops which require a 30m rope starting with a thread and requiring 4 krabs. It is all eco bolted. This lands you in the lower parts of Grange Rigg next to some good formations. That was as far as I went.

Hope this info. is of use, and, more to the point, accurate! Make sure there is a knot in the end of your ropes, just in case!

Offline damian

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1500
  • Hades CC, YSS
    • Hades Caving Club
Re: CHRISTMAS POT
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 08:57:22 pm »
Once you've got to the end of Hammy's ropes, the rigging for Grange Rigg is in "Not the for Feint Hearted".

If you don't have a copy, I don't remember the pitches needing much more than a "normal" amount of rope for pitches i.e. two-and-a-bit times the stated pitch depth.

Online kay

  • Not a
  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2740
Re: CHRISTMAS POT
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 09:33:57 pm »
I ticked it on a lovely crisp, snowy Boxing day three years ago. The entrance was in a shakehole adjacent to a shored up scaffolded hole - I'm not sure what this is, or indeed if it is still shored up and scaffolded!


Is that Christmas Cracker?

Offline langcliffe

  • forum hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2699
    • Caving Routes in the Northern Dales
Re: CHRISTMAS POT
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 09:54:25 pm »
Does any one have any pitch rigging info and rope lengths for Christmas Pot

I've seen http://braemoor.co.uk/cavingtrip/christmas.shtml, but it's just the entrance pitch.

Offline Anon

  • Nobody
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 0
Re: CHRISTMAS POT
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007, 10:11:35 pm »
Quote from: kay
Is that Christmas Cracker?
More than likely going on the location..

As for Christmas Pot - did (part of) it a while back and we used about 40m for the entrance, just short of 30m for second and third. Then the fourth (Grange Riggs fifth) was climbed in two parts, the second part with the aid of a sling or two. Last pitch we had already used the rope on a previous pitch so had to turn back but you need about 12-15m for that.

All p-bolted with one or two naturals.
Nice little trip.

 

Main Menu

Forum Home Help Search
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal