New route bolted in Bull Pot Kingsdale?

alanw

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I had a sudden thought: perhaps I ought to take a record of the page. Too late - it's gone (from public view at least)
It was here: https://www.facebook.com/gareth.williams.5201254

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Alex

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Looks like good rigging practice place if you are bored, it's a pity it's not resin anchored as the bolts will likely fail after 10 years?

Now the microwave has started. ;) But it's not like he bolted gritstone lol.
 

georgenorth

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A via Ferrata out of alum via the bridge route and out of dolly tubs would probably be an improvement. Diccan pull through anyone? 😆
I attempted a Diccan pull through a few years ago. If anyone’s interested in trying then I don’t recommend it! It was extremely wet and there was too much drag to pull the rope through. I’m sure it could be done, but would probably require quite a bit of faffing around.
 

JoshW

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Why? It's a new route down a known pot. Happens all the time. And has happened many times historically.
I guess there’s many arguments both ways..
I’m surprised that they didn’t consider getting cncc to install bolts on this route. P bolts have a longer lifespan (as I understand it), plus there is then a pre-existing system/body to monitor and replace the bolts as necessary giving me/other users a bit more confidence to use them.

*awaits being shot down for not being experienced/hard enough to be able to just judge the bolts as I go.. when this is clearly not what I’m saying*
 

cavemanmike

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I attempted a Diccan pull through a few years ago. If anyone’s interested in trying then I don’t recommend it! It was extremely wet and there was too much drag to pull the rope through. I’m sure it could be done, but would probably require quite a bit of faffing around.
Just do an exchange trip
 
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