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Offline MJenkinson

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Mud Hall Traverse - Bypass?
« on: July 10, 2020, 09:57:16 am »
Hi

Asides from Mud Henslers is there a way to bypass the traverse around Mud Hall if you wanted to head to Whitsun Series? Anyone know if there is an "up" rope on the other side if we dropped down "a la" traditional way??

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Offline PeteHall

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Re: Mud Hall Traverse - Bypass?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2020, 10:02:46 am »
If you drop down, it's just a muddy scramble up the other side, no need for an up rope  :thumbsup:
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Offline Ian P

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Re: Mud Hall Traverse - Bypass?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2020, 10:55:55 am »
Corkys ?

Offline Rachel

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Re: Mud Hall Traverse - Bypass?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2020, 01:57:39 pm »
Last May when I was down there, the side of the chamber nearest the chain was covered in a thigh deep layer of dust and was hellish to wade through.

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Re: Mud Hall Traverse - Bypass?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2020, 02:26:38 pm »
Thigh deep dust? That's weird, and it's even weirder if it hasn't always been there.
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Re: Mud Hall Traverse - Bypass?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 03:03:37 pm »
It's all a result of the recent collapses.

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Re: Mud Hall Traverse - Bypass?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2020, 09:26:49 am »
Yes, we went to have a look at what had changed after the initial collapse. Some of the large floor boulders in the middle had obvious score marks on them and a thin layer of mud dust around the middle of the chamber. The right hand side of the floor (from standing on the chamber floor looking up at the traverse) was completely covered in thick mud dust. We tried to scramble through it but gave up halfway as it was causing dust clouds. The scramble on the other side and the bottom bit where the mud sculptures are was as normal.

 

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