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Offline Groundhog

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Gaping Gill winch meet
« on: May 25, 2019, 05:01:38 pm »
Just wondering if the forecast rain next week is likely to affect the winch meet.
I was thinking of coming on Wednesday.
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Re: Gaping Gill winch meet
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 05:04:36 pm »
Just wondering if the forecast rain next week is likely to affect the winch meet.

Not a lot of rain is forecast - it shouldn't make any difference.

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Re: Gaping Gill winch meet
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 05:26:50 pm »
Ok thanks  :)

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Re: Gaping Gill winch meet
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 07:36:23 pm »
Just want to say thanks to BPC for letting us stay at the club. And thanks to everyone for their hard work this weekend  :clap2:

On another note, did anyone struggle with the last pitch with 2 deviations on it on Sunday? We were unable to lock off our descenders because there wasn't enough slack in the rope. Not sure if it had shrunk or it was just too short?  :-\

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Re: Gaping Gill winch meet
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 07:48:45 pm »
On another note, did anyone struggle with the last pitch with 2 deviations on it on Sunday? We were unable to lock off our descenders because there wasn't enough slack in the rope.

To which cave are you referring?

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Re: Gaping Gill winch meet
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 07:55:46 pm »
Sorry forgot to mention this was stream pot passage

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Re: Gaping Gill winch meet
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 08:31:48 pm »
3rd pitch

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Re: Gaping Gill winch meet
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019, 08:56:26 am »
I seem to recall that the rope often gets stuck on a flake on that pitch, though I did not do that cave this weekend.
Anything I say is represents my own opinion and not that of a any club/organisation that I am a member of (unless its good of course)

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Re: Gaping Gill winch meet
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 02:06:12 pm »
On another note, did anyone struggle with the last pitch with 2 deviations on it on Sunday? We were unable to lock off our descenders because there wasn't enough slack in the rope. Not sure if it had shrunk or it was just too short?  :-\

I went to have a look this morning, and I think that someone must have already responded to your observation as the rope wasn't tied off at the bottom of the third pitch in Stream Passage Pot (hence no problem in locking off!). There certainly wasn't a lot of spare rope at the bottom, which may also explain why the further deviation wasn't used. Water levels were vaguely average today, so it wasn't needed.

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Re: Gaping Gill winch meet
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2019, 03:19:57 pm »
Thank you for checking  :)