Author Topic: Slit Pot, Simpson's  (Read 487 times)

Offline langcliffe

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Slit Pot, Simpson's
« on: March 02, 2019, 02:48:42 pm »
A couple of months ago I reported that: "...there is a fairly new rope hanging down Slit Pot at the moment. The rigging is somewhat unorthodox , and it looks as if someone using two ropes had a problem with a pull-through and went back up to retrieve the pull-down rope, re-belayed the main rope, and then descended on it. It is NOT rigged for getting back through the Slot. The surplus at the bottom was being trashed in the stream bed, so we tied it up so that is now hanging half a metre above the floor."

That rope is still there, and still dominating the bolts. If someone doesn't claim it soon, it might just disappear.

Offline PeteHall

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Re: Slit Pot, Simpson's
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 01:57:28 pm »
We were down there on Friday and as you say, it is slightly unorthodox rigging and dominating the pull-through anchors.

Since our rope was a bit on the short side to rig from the anchors above, we opted to use the in-situ rope as it appeared in reasonable condition.

Probably time to get rid of it if no one has recovered it for a couple of months...
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