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Offline tdobson

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Caving Crew wetness P scale (suggested)
« on: October 09, 2020, 10:31:51 am »
P0: like a desert. No water. eg some parts of Alderley Edge West Mine.
P1-2: small amounts of optional water/puddles. eg Wapping Cumberland mine
P3-4: above wellie depth, mandatory water. eg Bagshawe Main series
P5-6: Maybe isolated significant wetness, but full immersion not required. Eg Bagshawe lower series
P7-8: Small areas of dryness but significantly soggy. Wetsuits recommended. eg Giants Round trip
P9: not one bit of dryness left on your body. eg Giants East Canal, probably
P10: monsoon like. Sporting. Wetsuits mandatory. Maybe you misread the weather forecast or freedived something. eg Swildons sump 1

The P scale is named after a trip to P8 with Dean, Alison, Judith and Matt that also was "a P8".

Offline A_Northerner

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Re: Caving Crew wetness P scale (suggested)
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 01:54:44 pm »
It really bothers me that this P scale doesn't apply commensurately with all the other Perryfoot caves.
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Offline langcliffe

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Re: Caving Crew wetness P scale (suggested)
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 02:33:53 pm »
Up in Yorkshire, we have nowt, damp and sporting.

Online shotlighter

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Re: Caving Crew wetness P scale (suggested)
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 04:16:02 pm »
I only know of 2 grades
1 Dry and dusty. - Anything up to neck deep.
2 Barely above ankle deep. - You'll be swimming.

Offline SqueezyPete

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Re: Caving Crew wetness P scale (suggested)
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 10:58:29 pm »
 How about adding a P0(xlow): Definitely a dry trip, until you get soaked through by intermittent dripping before remembering how wet the wet pitch actually is.

Offline Katie

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Re: Caving Crew wetness P scale (suggested)
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 08:58:48 am »
I'm with A_Northerner
Don't think I can cope with a P scale that doesn't correspond to the other P numbers! Gunna be really confusing if P3 (Gautries) is actually P8 and P12 (Giants) is really to be found somewhere between P7 and P9!

Offline mikem

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Re: Caving Crew wetness P scale (suggested)
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 09:23:45 am »
& I thought it was going to be related to the amount of beer your drank previous night...

Offline crickleymal

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Re: Caving Crew wetness P scale (suggested)
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 09:53:43 am »
Surely if it's a P scale there should be a warm and wet in there somewhere?
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Offline alastairgott

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Re: Caving Crew wetness P scale (suggested)
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 09:54:43 am »
I'm not so sure Mike, I thought that would be the PU scale as in Jrat's logbook: http://www.mcra.org.uk/logbooks/files/JRatVol1.pdf

 

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