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    The publication date for issue 289 is the 10th of December, meaning subscribers should receive their copies during the week leading up to that date. It is also available from caving suppliers such as Inglesport and Starless River, or from our new website

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Wilf Taylors rope climb

Went in Lancaster to look at the main drain via Wilf Taylors on the weekend. The rope on the second climb is very dubious and is frayed / cored in at least 3 places, one of which forms the anchor and can't be isolated. I'd suggest taking your own rope and using the P-Bolts a bit further along the passage. I don't know the rope lengths, but we had a 25m with us, which was more than enough for a pull through.