• Photography Showcase

    A great selection of caving photographs to see!

    Many thanks to everyone who supports this ever popular thread. Why not join in if you have taken a shot you are pleased with? I'll pop some of my favourites up in notices from time to time - to cancel the notice, clck the X top right.

    Click here to see more stunning shots

Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc

NOZ

New member
There is a loose bolt on either Fall, Stake or Stop pot.
Sorry for the vagueness.
I was not there and am passing on a report from someone with a poor memory who did a Lancaster-WR trip last week.
 

dunc

New member
There was a report somewhere recently of a (non-CNCC) bolt loose/hanging out on the Fall Pot climb (halfway down if memory serves me right?) - was it that they were referring to?  EDIT: (oh yes, scrolls up the thread and sees it, oops!  ::) )
 
The boulder choke in Large Pot between end of the Necropolis as you emerge into the Eldon Extension (Rift Pot side) had a large boulder removed from it yesterday as it was about fall into the hole. Take great care in this area. 
 

undergroundHP

New member
wobbly/loose bolt,  Bull pot Kingsdale , pitch 4 , final Y hang for big pitch.

Has any one else come across this?

who should i inform at the CNCC?

be carefull out there boys and girls
 

Glenn

New member
undergroundHP said:
wobbly/loose bolt,  Bull pot Kingsdale , pitch 4 , final Y hang for big pitch.

Has any one else come across this?

who should i inform at the CNCC?

be carefull out there boys and girls

We tested this anchor yesterday. It held at 10kN, that is, even though it had slight rotational movement, it would not pull out of the wall with a load of 10kn applied to it. This was quite a tricky test as the rift was only slightly wider than the tester.

9385781798_23b02ea1f5_z.jpg

9385789310_1e49e1d4de_z.jpg

 

undergroundHP

New member
Bull pot of the witches on the 6/12/13
Fixed ropes going down to the sumps (hidden pot i think)
The rope if very frayed and damaged. I don't think it would support your weight.
We thought we should remove it but then decided not to as it was not our rope. I guess some one from the RRPC??

stay safe out there!
 

Alex

Active member
If anyone goes down Growling be aware of loose rock on the big pitch, even at the very top where it looks stable, it is not. A large flake of the wall came off at the Y-hang 6m down. Thankfully I was rigging at the time so all did was explode very loudly below. All I did was lean on the wall to thread my stop, well that wall is no longer there! I guess the best bet is to go up and down the whole thing one at a time but that will be a long wait at the bottom.

Its not the only incident there, on a previous trip down there a large chunck fell off from above, so I advise caution on that bugger.

 

hannahb

Member
undergroundHP said:
Bull pot of the witches on the 6/12/13
Fixed ropes going down to the sumps (hidden pot i think)
The rope if very frayed and damaged. I don't think it would support your weight.
We thought we should remove it but then decided not to as it was not our rope. I guess some one from the RRPC??

stay safe out there!

Thanks for the heads-up.
There's an Ease Gill clean up weekend approaching (http://cncc.org.uk/event_popup.php?id=3 everyone welcome :) ), so hopefully someone will get chance to remove or replace it.
 

caving_fox

Member
Aygill Caverns.

At the base of the 1st pitch (where you descend the slot towards the 2nd) there's a bunch of loose rock/cobbles mud upstream that's become unstable in recent floods. Take care! On returning don't follow the stream too high otherwise you'll disturb it further, although it is now physically possible to exit with the water.
 

Ian P

Member
Sell Gill Hole

Dry Route, second pitch, left hand traverse, last bolt completely missing. The hole is visable with some "break out" evident.  This was a useful bolt as it helps set the best position for the Y hang. (In my humble opinion obviously !!)
I have filled in the CNCC web form.

Ian
 

alastairgott

Active member
Traverse in Mud Hall, Gaping Gill.

On a trip this Saturday (11th Nov), we met another efficient group coming through the crawls back toward South East pot. They informed us that there had been a mud-fall in Mud Hall wiping out part of the Traverse line from Mud henslers etc-the main Chamber.
A contingent from another group we met coming back down into main Chamber from this section refuted the opinion about the collapse.

Our group made our way to Mud hall to have a look at it's muddy glory. On arrival two of the group went to investigate further, they concurred that the Traverse line indeed had been wiped out.

(edit: now reported on CNCC)
(edit 13.01 13/11/17: Main topic now at https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22735.0;topicseen )
 

DaveyDubz

New member
Just a heads up that the insitu rope going up the climb to the high level route in Heron Pot has a rather nasty rub point on it, allowing you to see the slightly mangled core of the rope. The rub point is about half a metre below the top bolt.
Take care folks.
 

Beardy

Member
The very long in-situ bit of rope on the deviation leaving the ledge half way down Dihedral Route (Jib Tunnel GG) is now showing quite a bit of core
We used it yesterday but it could do with replacing at some point in the near future - we didn't have a spare bit of tat yesterday (its about 8-10ft long)
Regards
Beardy
 

tras2

New member
DaveyDubz said:
Just a heads up that the insitu rope going up the climb to the high level route in Heron Pot has a rather nasty rub point on it, allowing you to see the slightly mangled core of the rope. The rub point is about half a metre below the top bolt.
Take care folks.

FYI I was in Heron last week and it looks like it's a been replaced by a difference piece of rope (there was a very new looking stainless-steel mallion on the P-bolt).

I can only guess that it's been replaced by persons unknown since you spotted it
 

Ian Ball

Well-known member
Beardy said:
The very long in-situ bit of rope on the deviation leaving the ledge half way down Dihedral Route (Jib Tunnel GG) is now showing quite a bit of core
We used it yesterday but it could do with replacing at some point in the near future - we didn't have a spare bit of tat yesterday (its about 8-10ft long)
Regards
Beardy

How easy is it to reach the attachment point if it's 10 foot long? 

Ian B.
 

Beardy

Member
Ian Ball said:
Beardy said:
The very long in-situ bit of rope on the deviation leaving the ledge half way down Dihedral Route (Jib Tunnel GG) is now showing quite a bit of core
We used it yesterday but it could do with replacing at some point in the near future - we didn't have a spare bit of tat yesterday (its about 8-10ft long)
Regards
Beardy

How easy is it to reach the attachment point if it's 10 foot long? 

Ian B.
It looks fun :)
But somebody got over there to drill the hole for the bolt.... [emoji57]

Sent from my LLD-L31 using Tapatalk

 
Top