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Offline Trig Gledhill

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Daren Cilau Fixed Aids.
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:22:26 pm »
Apologies if this has been asked before,

What fixed aids are in place at the pitch up on it Higher Things and into the Time Machine?

I understand there's a ladder but am I right in thinking there's rope there for lifeline also.


And what's time scale for a reasonably fit, sausage roll fuelled caver

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Re: Daren Cilau Fixed Aids.
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 08:32:46 pm »
 There is a rope (possibly a kit hauling rope) that we used as a lifeline. It runs in a loop through a pulley so you can belay from either end. The ropes seemed in good condition.

I found the ladder surprisingly strenuous and moving from the lower to upper ladder was unnerving doing it for the first time without a lifeline...

I also found that the ladders cut into your feet quite a bit, so best wear a decent pair of wellies.

If I remember rightly, it took us about 6 hours for a return trip to Bonsai Streamway, but maxf might correct that.
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Re: Daren Cilau Fixed Aids.
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 10:31:55 pm »
This is not on of my best videos but will give you some idea of what the ladder pitch is like.


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Re: Daren Cilau Fixed Aids.
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 05:06:07 pm »
There are two ropes on the 65. A haul rope and a lifeline.
The haul rope goes to a different location at the top so its a bugger if you use it by mistake.
The lifeline hangs closer to the ladder, just make sure its not around the ladder before you start.

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Re: Daren Cilau Fixed Aids.
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 07:38:07 pm »
This is not on of my best videos but will give you some idea of what the ladder pitch is like.


Cheers Keith,  I did watch this video the other night which my whet my appetite and forced me to ask the question of what aids are still in there.

Looks a bit fun but worth it!

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Re: Daren Cilau Fixed Aids.
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 07:38:52 pm »
There are two ropes on the 65. A haul rope and a lifeline.
The haul rope goes to a different location at the top so its a bugger if you use it by mistake.
The lifeline hangs closer to the ladder, just make sure its not around the ladder before you start.
Awesome cheers John, good to know.


Standby for trip report guys

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