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Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« on: October 27, 2007, 01:14:47 pm »
I propose to do Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip, say in a few weeks time.
I have done this once before (as s.r.t., it worked well),
much less tiring than ladders, then do the rest of the cave.
Any Axbridge interested?

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007, 03:24:55 pm »
Not during the day time Mick - sorry.

Hughie and me have been seen in a cave or two recently, though we prefer ladders these days. (all that Templeton training.)
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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 06:30:19 am »
The lovely C.S.C.C. have recently agreed to "P" bolt September Rift.
It was actually done yesterday. :thumbsup:

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008, 11:01:39 pm »
Why SRT? All you need is a rope for the entrance shaft and self lifeline out. All the other climbs are avoidable or freeclimbable.

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008, 11:07:35 pm »
the other climbs are .... freeclimbable.

For you, perhaps; I can definitely state that there are people who would not be able/happy to free climb September Rift or the entrance shaft, either.

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 07:18:42 am »
Using a panteon on September Rift
makes ascending extremly easy.

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008, 09:24:37 am »
I failed to free climb SR and ended up having Les provide an assisted handline. I am not impressed at myself and should I return to MFS I would want to at least attempt to overcome the damn thing under my own steam without use of shiney things!!  >:(

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008, 06:57:39 am »
We hope to do Manor Farm Swallet as a
S.R.T. Trip this Saturday 09/02/2008
if you want to come meet at The M.C.G. Cottage about 10.45am
or a little latter at the cave.

The lovely C.S.C.C. have recently "P" bolted Septmber Rift, cheers.

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2008, 07:49:18 am »
So you're not attending the CSCC meeting then?

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008, 05:21:24 pm »
Whitelackington attend a C.S.C.C meeting, whatever next!! :o :o :o

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2008, 04:01:14 pm »
Five of us s.r.t.'d Manor Farm Swallet Saturday,
apart from me no Axbridge takers.

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2008, 04:11:02 pm »
I hope you all had a good trip - was the air approaching NHASA Gallery any good or was it noticed to be a bit crappy (pardon the pun!)?

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2008, 04:12:29 pm »
apart from me no Axbridge takers.

Well Axbridgecaver for one was representing your interests at the CSCC meeting. The MCG C&A Officer wasn't in attendance.
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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2008, 04:16:11 pm »
Just in case MCG Conservation chappie is interested, CSCC has 20 rolls of marker tape for when another gazillion yards of cave is unearthed in UFS by someone pushing a pebble to one side. Just give us a shout if you need some (LesW will have some stock and I hold the other half; 24hr free delivery service available for new discoveries!).  :thumbsup:

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2008, 04:58:55 pm »
I might be interested if I can't find the rolls of tape I think I have somewhere buried in one of my sheds. What sort of tape is it? Problem is I need to find it before Sunday.



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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2008, 05:40:00 pm »
I hope you all had a good trip - was the air approaching NHASA Gallery any good or was it noticed to be a bit crappy (pardon the pun!)?
In my very humble opinion the air was good for Manor Farm Swallet,
best I have known it for some years, actually.

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2008, 06:09:15 pm »
I might be interested if I can't find the rolls of tape I think I have somewhere buried in one of my sheds. What sort of tape is it? Problem is I need to find it before Sunday.




Flagging tape. Non-bleaching, high vis, plasticised fabric.

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2008, 06:57:45 pm »
I know this is way off topic and nothing to do with ACG, but

If I can't find the tape I am looking for, or

If I do find it but run out on Sunday, and

If you still have it the weekend after next,

Could I have a roll or two please?

To be used to tape off footprints and other sensitive archaeology in Surrey!

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Re: Manor Farm Swallet as an s.r.t. trip
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2008, 07:19:29 pm »
Yep. Although some remuneration may be required for stock replenishment, depending on how crispy my seaweed is on the particular day we meet.