Author Topic: Yordas Bolts  (Read 315 times)

Offline grahams

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Yordas Bolts
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:49:00 pm »
Why have a couple of bolts been placed a few feet above the floor in the Main Chamber on the wall opposite the entrance? There is no sign of bolts higher on the wall and they are too far from the mud dig to be of use there.
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Re: Yordas Bolts
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 07:19:56 pm »
One of the original test beds I believe ... quite a few in that area if you look carefully.

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Re: Yordas Bolts
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 07:40:41 pm »
Thanks Damian. If they are for testing, shouldn't they be removed if no longer needed?
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Re: Yordas Bolts
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 07:50:53 pm »
See https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=12615.0 for rmore information on their purpose.
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Re: Yordas Bolts
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 08:06:03 pm »
Cheers Paul, thanks for the info. I hadn't read that thread.
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Re: Yordas Bolts
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 08:07:11 pm »
The 'Search' box at the top of the page is your friend!    ;)
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Re: Yordas Bolts
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 08:49:14 pm »
In these more enlightened times I doubt a test bed in such a location would be used - for conservation reasons.  More recent test beds have been far more discrete and carefully chosen.