Author Topic: Surface Pitches  (Read 517 times)

Offline langcliffe

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Surface Pitches
« on: February 02, 2019, 07:23:25 pm »
I had a fairly cheap reminder to always follow best practice earlier today.

In desperate need of a cold shower a couple of us went down Hardrawkin, and conditions being icy we installed a ten metre rope from the fence into the stream and hence down the 3 metre climb as an aid. On exit I found the rope had been pulled up and was lying by the fence, probably by a passing walker. Fortunately the climb out was not problematic, but it did serve as a reminder for me to tie off the bottom of ropes on surface pitches. If it had been the wet entrance to Sell Gill, the outcome may have been very different.


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