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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2013, 09:11:31 pm »
wobbly/loose bolt,   Bull pot Kingsdale , pitch 4 , final Y hang for big pitch.

Has any one else come across this?

who should i inform at the CNCC?

be carefull out there boys and girls

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2013, 04:28:09 pm »
wobbly/loose bolt,   Bull pot Kingsdale , pitch 4 , final Y hang for big pitch.

Has any one else come across this?

who should i inform at the CNCC?

be carefull out there boys and girls

We tested this anchor yesterday. It held at 10kN, that is, even though it had slight rotational movement, it would not pull out of the wall with a load of 10kn applied to it. This was quite a tricky test as the rift was only slightly wider than the tester.




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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2013, 05:56:11 pm »
Bull pot of the witches on the 6/12/13
Fixed ropes going down to the sumps (hidden pot i think)
The rope if very frayed and damaged. I don't think it would support your weight.
We thought we should remove it but then decided not to as it was not our rope. I guess some one from the RRPC??

stay safe out there!

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2015, 11:43:55 pm »
If anyone goes down Growling be aware of loose rock on the big pitch, even at the very top where it looks stable, it is not. A large flake of the wall came off at the Y-hang 6m down. Thankfully I was rigging at the time so all did was explode very loudly below. All I did was lean on the wall to thread my stop, well that wall is no longer there! I guess the best bet is to go up and down the whole thing one at a time but that will be a long wait at the bottom.

Its not the only incident there, on a previous trip down there a large chunck fell off from above, so I advise caution on that bugger.

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2015, 10:47:27 am »
Bull pot of the witches on the 6/12/13
Fixed ropes going down to the sumps (hidden pot i think)
The rope if very frayed and damaged. I don't think it would support your weight.
We thought we should remove it but then decided not to as it was not our rope. I guess some one from the RRPC??

stay safe out there!

Thanks for the heads-up.
There's an Ease Gill clean up weekend approaching (http://cncc.org.uk/event_popup.php?id=3 everyone welcome :) ), so hopefully someone will get chance to remove or replace it.

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2017, 04:01:19 pm »
old ing dive lines in poor condition. see new topic here

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22295.0

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2017, 09:02:47 am »
Aygill Caverns.

At the base of the 1st pitch (where you descend the slot towards the 2nd) there's a bunch of loose rock/cobbles mud upstream that's become unstable in recent floods. Take care! On returning don't follow the stream too high otherwise you'll disturb it further, although it is now physically possible to exit with the water.
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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2017, 08:21:27 pm »
Sell Gill Hole

Dry Route, second pitch, left hand traverse, last bolt completely missing. The hole is visable with some "break out" evident.  This was a useful bolt as it helps set the best position for the Y hang. (In my humble opinion obviously !!)
I have filled in the CNCC web form.

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2017, 12:32:54 pm »
Traverse in Mud Hall, Gaping Gill.

On a trip this Saturday (11th Nov), we met another efficient group coming through the crawls back toward South East pot. They informed us that there had been a mud-fall in Mud Hall wiping out part of the Traverse line from Mud henslers etc-the main Chamber.
 A contingent from another group we met coming back down into main Chamber from this section refuted the opinion about the collapse.

Our group made our way to Mud hall to have a look at it's muddy glory. On arrival two of the group went to investigate further, they concurred that the Traverse line indeed had been wiped out.

(edit: now reported on CNCC)
(edit 13.01 13/11/17: Main topic now at https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=22735.0;topicseen )
« Last Edit: November 13, 2017, 01:01:41 pm by alastairgott »

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2019, 11:33:05 am »
Just a heads up that the insitu rope going up the climb to the high level route in Heron Pot has a rather nasty rub point on it, allowing you to see the slightly mangled core of the rope. The rub point is about half a metre below the top bolt.
Take care folks.

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2019, 01:05:18 pm »
The very long in-situ bit of rope on the deviation leaving the ledge half way down Dihedral Route (Jib Tunnel GG) is now showing quite a bit of core
We used it yesterday but it could do with replacing at some point in the near future - we didn't have a spare bit of tat yesterday (its about 8-10ft long)
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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2019, 10:07:50 am »
Just a heads up that the insitu rope going up the climb to the high level route in Heron Pot has a rather nasty rub point on it, allowing you to see the slightly mangled core of the rope. The rub point is about half a metre below the top bolt.
Take care folks.

FYI I was in Heron last week and it looks like it's a been replaced by a difference piece of rope (there was a very new looking stainless-steel mallion on the P-bolt).

I can only guess that it's been replaced by persons unknown since you spotted it

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2019, 07:17:21 pm »
The very long in-situ bit of rope on the deviation leaving the ledge half way down Dihedral Route (Jib Tunnel GG) is now showing quite a bit of core
We used it yesterday but it could do with replacing at some point in the near future - we didn't have a spare bit of tat yesterday (its about 8-10ft long)
Regards
Beardy

How easy is it to reach the attachment point if it's 10 foot long? 

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2019, 08:11:33 pm »
The very long in-situ bit of rope on the deviation leaving the ledge half way down Dihedral Route (Jib Tunnel GG) is now showing quite a bit of core
We used it yesterday but it could do with replacing at some point in the near future - we didn't have a spare bit of tat yesterday (its about 8-10ft long)
Regards
Beardy

How easy is it to reach the attachment point if it's 10 foot long? 

Ian B.
It looks fun :-)
But somebody got over there to drill the hole for the bolt....

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2020, 02:52:00 pm »
Hi everyone.
While out walking the other day past BPOW I noticed that tree that the majority of people go down from into the open pot is an ash tree and it's not looking healthy. Not sure if people are aware ash trees are being attacked and dying off from ash dieback disease. Most ash trees in the dales have it now and are slowly and unfortunately dying.
I suspect at some point the tree at the open pot will start to drop branches and eventually fully go.

Also, I noticed the cliff face under the tree is starting to look loose and a couple of rocks have definitely come off in the last few months. ( not been for a while)
it's certainly worth keeping an eye on along with the tree.

stay safe out there people

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2020, 08:34:13 pm »
There is a national treasure on the climb into Butterfields Passage in County. Bolts look 40 years old and the rope lost a fight with a hungry goat.
Is it listed or something?

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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2020, 12:28:17 pm »
Box head/Lost Johns - Cresta run

I got a report from a friend, which I have not checked myself warning of the following:

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I was on a trip the other day from Its A Cracker to Lost Johns. At the start of what I think is the Cresta Run there is a climb down a tricky slot on a fixed handline. The point of this is that whilst going through the said slot from the Boxhead Its A Cracker side a large rock slice mud covered but big enough to hurt loosened and cracked off and is now perched over the rope and slot. It can be passed with care but if approaching from beneath it could be pulled into the slot blocking it and obviously injuring folk.
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Re: Bad air / pollution / bad bolts / etc
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2020, 04:32:36 pm »
Your friend was in touch with CNCC too..

https://cncc.org.uk/news/20200910-cresta-run-in-boxhead-pot

Thanks

 

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