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Offline rhyst

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Swildons short round
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:22:45 pm »
Has anyone ever done the Swildon's short round in just pants? I'll allow wellies.

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 08:41:05 pm »
 I for one have never done the shot round.

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 09:20:50 pm »

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 11:52:33 pm »
I've done the squeeze like that......not pretty......not pretty at all 

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 08:26:39 am »
I've done the squeeze like that......not pretty......not pretty at all 

 :lol:  :lol: ..............snap  ;)

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 12:04:46 pm »
Has anyone ever done the Swildon's short round in just pants? I'll allow wellies.

In the late 70s Jeff Banbury ( now sadly long gone) of the Swindon and Shropshire clubs perfected the art of wearing  a thick black plastic refuse bag and  white Y fronts and certainly led trips into Swildons dressed like that. I think the most embarrassing when doing the tourist bit in Cheddar Gorge that weekend he saw a refuse truck and leapt onto the back of it shouting caving gear to the bemused public and fellow cavers

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 05:04:40 pm »
I've done the squeeze like that......not pretty......not pretty at all 

 :lol:  :lol: ..............snap  ;)

For once I'm not going to ask for photos  ;D

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 05:41:20 pm »
I know that waterwheel swallet was...

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 04:51:02 pm »
If you're referring to trouble series and sump one I would say definitely not.
If your talking about the short dry way in the entrance series then maybe ..? Possibly even going in the wet way.. with a support team of experienced cavers carrying spare kit and first aid!
If someone does it though, please take a GoPro or something and post it on Utube.
Could do with a laugh like that!  ;D  ;D

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 09:15:56 pm »
I have found that Warmbac 'paddling shorts' (neoprene pants) make excellent caving underwear, providing that little extra comfort where it matters. Probably the thing for this sort of trip.

Which reminds me, I need to get a new pair as mine now have a hole where it matters!  :o
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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2019, 08:41:54 pm »
I have found that Warmbac 'paddling shorts' (neoprene pants) make excellent caving underwear, providing that little extra comfort where it matters. Probably the thing for this sort of trip.

Which reminds me, I need to get a new pair as mine now have a hole where it matters!  :o

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2019, 09:57:59 am »
Reminds of a trip I did with Butch of the Shepton when I was an impressionable teenager. We followed him into Sidcot Swallet - he was wearing a helmet, nifecell, unnderpants and a pair of boots. Never forgot it! Members of SWCC used to regularly do fast trips up OFD streamway in shorts and perhaps still do.

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Re: Swildons short round
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2019, 12:17:13 am »
If anyone remembers Andy & Angi Caves wedding back in the 90's, I recall there were a number of cavers that woke up in Swildons in not much more than headgear and pants....