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Offline langcliffe

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Simpson Pot - Great Aven
« on: April 07, 2019, 10:19:32 am »
Last Saturday there was a (slightly short) rope dominating the bolts in Swinsto Great Aven. Does anyone know who left it, and whether it is intended that it be left there for very long?

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Re: Simpson Pot - Great Aven
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 09:09:51 pm »
This one still?
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=24764.0

If nobody has owned up to it for all this time, I'd be very tempted to just remove and put it to better use down a dig...
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Re: Simpson Pot - Great Aven
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 09:55:05 pm »
I don't think so, I understan Langcliffe to know the place well enough that saying Slit Pot and Swinsto Great Aven to mean the same location would be an unlikely confusion.

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Re: Simpson Pot - Great Aven
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 10:01:59 pm »
Is that the one that's been there for years? There has certainly been one rigged the last couple of times I've been down.

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Re: Simpson Pot - Great Aven
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 10:03:40 pm »
 
I don't think so, I understan Langcliffe to know the place well enough that saying Slit Pot and Swinsto Great Aven to mean the same location would be an unlikely confusion.

Oops, that's me not reading things properly on the phone :-[
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Re: Simpson Pot - Great Aven
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 10:31:28 pm »
The rope is on the standard Great Aven descent of Simpson, rather than the one going up into the Strike Series. I don't know how long it has been there. I think that it's about a year since I passed that way, and it wasn't there then.

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Re: Simpson Pot - Great Aven
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 09:53:23 pm »
I’ve been told it was rigged during eurospeleo a few years back. Last time I looked at it the maillons/Karabiners were quite rusted

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Re: Simpson Pot - Great Aven
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 09:09:54 am »
I’ve been told it was rigged during eurospeleo a few years back. Last time I looked at it the maillons/Karabiners were quite rusted

Thank you for that - I must be mistaken in not remembering the rope being there last year. Sounds like it needs tidying up.

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Re: Simpson Pot - Great Aven
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 12:42:59 pm »
Great aven was not rigged as part of eurospeleo, a rope was already there:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=20450.0

Although, seems it wasn't there in 2015:
https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=17613.0

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« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 12:51:54 pm by mikem »