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Diamond Hall - Ease Gill

Andrew N

Member
Does anyone know why the entrance to Diamond Hall in Ease Gill is taped off with conservation tape? Is there another way in here other than the climb up which the tape is “protecting”? It seems odd for a fairly sizeable section of a cave to be taped off, unless I am missing something.
 

hannahb

Active member
I asked this weekend - the tape is to help people stay on the "main route" through that part of the system. It's fine to step over it to visit Diamond Hall as long as the usual precautions are taken. Hope it's good!
 

Alex

Well-known member
I thought the point of tape is that you do not cross it?

Maybe when it's fine (sort of) to step over we should use a different colour tape like yellow for 'caution'?

"Cross the yellow line means pain, cross the red line is death" - Fortress, film
 
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andrewmcleod

Well-known member
I thought the point of tape is that you do not cross it?

Maybe when it's fine (sort of) to step over we should use a different colour tape like yellow for 'caution'?

"Cross the yellow line means pain, cross the red line is death" - Fortress, film
I'd agree - the rule is simple - don't cross conservation tape. Taping off bits that you can actually visit undermines the whole concept of conservation tape.
 
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