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Offline Stuart Anderson

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« on: May 19, 2003, 10:09:03 pm »
went down nettle with the intention of doing the pull through section (the only bit i havent done). could i get the faffing rope to pull through the bolts!!? it was the first bit you come to (it may be the only bit! i didnt get any further!) after traversing out of suicide and through and over the boulders. i declined scrambling up solo cos there has to be a reason for the bolts!! isnt there? was it just me?
I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2003, 01:15:37 pm »
See my post under equipment/techincal - 'best knot for pull throughs'.

I ended up climbing up the first pitch - not too bad, and just as we were about to bag the second pitch the rope popped through. The system is appalling, I know there was talk about having a word with Ralph Johnson, who is the DCA representative, responsible for installing the pull throughs. (correct me if Im wrong anybody, apologies if so).

I think ralph has set them up so there are 2 completely separate systems. (which, I suppose, adhears to most all common advise about belays) However, the system doesnt function very well. There are commecially available systems. with wire and big rings. but these I think only rely on one point of contact (the ring). The one in eldon works fine. (this is a huge ring on a plate bolted directly to the wall.)

but the one in oxlow is the same as the one in nettle and we failed with that too   :x .

so its not just you.

PS the passage beyond freeze squeeze and into derbyshire hall is beautiful and relativly well preserved - if you do get in there - please do your upmost to avoid damage to the floor and walls  8)

Offline Stuart Anderson

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2003, 04:15:16 pm »
cheers SamT. now i know im not letting myself in for a whole world of pain i'll be back without lugging loads of unnecessary rope.
I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

 

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