Hi all, this is just a very vague question, after any indications of interest (no specific commitment/date) if any of you mine explorer types ever fancied at some undetermined point a "quick" look at Titan. "Just" down-up to have a look-see.
A pantin is a god send and I would say essential on pitches that size
I did it, in the down direction only (and exited via Peak Cavern). It is an excellent trip, but I did sh*t myself in Titan itself, even though I never looked up or down!I know that one 'feed-through' of rope on my stop is about 1meter, so I did that 70 times and then looked about to find myself at pretty much the event horizon. Other than that, eyes shut.Chris.
The 6mm tackle hauling strop decided to join the main 9mm rope in my pantin.I found it impossible to sort it out on my own, and my companion on the rope below had to come up just below me and push the bag up each time I took a step.
Titan, tandem ascent and Pantin. All mentioned.The 3rd (and last) time I tandemed Titan I was the lead climber and towing a full tackle bag.The 6mm tackle hauling strop decided to join the main 9mm rope in my pantin.I found it impossible to sort it out on my own, and my companion on the rope below had to come up just below me and push the bag up each time I took a step.It would have been a lot quicker if we had done the pitch one at a time!Cantclimbtom, I think you are into mining, so I am sure you will appreciate the repair work that was done on the entrance shaft a few years ago.Looking at it also provides a good reason for having a rest.
We took a 12 year-old down there in 2011 or so, and he went right through the system and out of Peak Cavern, if you need any reassurance. Though he did have his eyes shut for most of the drop, to be fair. But if you were planning to climb back up Titan, a short trip around the Far Sump series is essential first, otherwise it's all pain and no gain
Also worth bearing in mind it helps if you know the route to the Peak Cavern exit if you decide on a through trip going down Titan and out of Peak Cavern...
Quote from: paul on September 04, 2021, 02:19:05 pmAlso worth bearing in mind it helps if you know the route to the Peak Cavern exit if you decide on a through trip going down Titan and out of Peak Cavern...Yes a through trip is (in my opinion) the gold-standard for Jollies. You feel you've made a journey, you maybe see more.I'm very concerned that:1) I have zero knowledge of peak caves or the route (currently) 2) the 3rd pitch would need to pull-through for that to work and the second pitch rigged in a way the rope could be hauled up from the top of pitch2, that'd mean that only pitch 1 would need repeating and jugging. A quick look at YouTube videos it doesn't suitable as a pull-through route! At least not an obvious candidateHow have people done this in the past, was it as an exchange trip with others keen to jug up Titan (or did it depend on some of the party making an up-down for the benefit of the others?
...I know the route out, so you'd be fine if I was there...
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