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Offline paull

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new astra hangers
« on: July 08, 2011, 12:04:32 am »
ive been scanning some slides onto digital format for some members of the club and came across this one  :-\

made me giggle so thought i would share it with you all


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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 12:25:31 am »
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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 08:20:40 pm »
Wezzit?
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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 08:43:41 pm »
 Slovenia i think  :-\
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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 10:06:13 pm »
One way to stop anyone nicking your car when you go caving.

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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 10:34:02 pm »
Puts me in mind of this corker taken by Ed Waters of a well known caving instructor who appears mildly underwhelmed by an arguably shonky rigging belay....


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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 10:35:21 pm »
One way to stop anyone nicking your car when you go caving.

... or to save you the effort of prusiking if they do !

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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 02:29:50 am »
i have no objection to trying ropes to cars , been there done that  :o- but the steering wheel ???????????????  :wall: FFS use the tow points

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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 08:56:26 am »
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Puts me in mind of this corker taken by Ed Waters of a well known caving instructor who appears mildly underwhelmed by an arguably shonky rigging belay....

What you might call 'jerry rigging'.

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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2011, 11:23:57 am »
i have no objection to trying ropes to cars , been there done that  :o- but the steering wheel ???????????????  :wall: FFS use the tow points

Nah.  If you fasten the rope to somewhere like the chassis or the towing bracket, a thief might drive off without noticing, and leave you down the hole without a rope.

If you tie it to the steering wheel, they're bound to see it: then they'll probably untie it and toss it down the hole to you before they drive off.
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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2011, 01:44:17 pm »
Clearly he had to use the car - since there were no trees to belay off.  :shrug:

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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2011, 06:29:05 pm »
Clearly he had to use the car - since there were no trees to belay off.  :shrug:

What are you talking about? Belay? I thought it was the latest in steering wheel locks...
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Re: new astra hangers
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2011, 03:15:56 pm »
I remember I was once down Stream Entrance in GG coming up when I met two Polish cavers who were caving whilst working her for a few months.  They had all brand new kit,clothing, srt, rope everything bought for the occasion.  The one who could speak English said it was to feel safe on the airy7 Yorkshire ground holes, then his mate rigged the second pitch with one fig 8, dropped his rope down and set off!  Queue lots of fast talking Polish, he zoomed back up and they then re rigged it to match identically the CPC rope that was already there!

I've always wondered if I hadn't been there would they have changed it.   :shrug: