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Posted: 04/01/2017 23:37:58
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Hi all,

Found an impromptu knot pass on the second pitch in Croesor slate mine where the rope had been damaged by wear. For the sake of safety and ease of use (we had a novice in the group) I re-rigged the pitch with a newer rope.

We have a club trip going to North Wales at the start of March. If someone has chosen to replace the rope by then, let me know and I'll arrange for our rope to be removed. If not then we're of course happy to leave it in situ for future use. It's a 9.5mm rope so its service life with the bad rub will be shorter than the thicker rope used elsewhere. After some deliberation I left the shagged rope at the pitchhead in case the thinner rope ended up in a worse state but can likewise pull it out in March to keep the place looking tidy.


Otherwise the in situ rigging is looking good - thanks to those who have clearly put a lot of resources into it. I especially like the second zipline avoiding that awkward traverse.

Ta
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Posted: 05/01/2017 17:51:57
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Knot pass is a right pain on the in-situ 11mm down there, I was in a similar situation but a couple of french lads had caught up with us by that point, I rigged my own rope and asked if they would chuck it down (wasnt sure on length for pull through on second pitch and couldn't see bottom).

We also had an awesome trip and a big thanks to the guys who rigged it all out!
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Posted: 17/03/2017 19:47:08
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Hi guys,

In regards to the through trip, when you were in there what was the condition of the canoe and the pulley on the first zipline?

Cheers!
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Posted: 18/03/2017 10:54:27
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Bratchley wrote:

Hi guys,

In regards to the through trip, when you were in there what was the condition of the canoe and the pulley on the first zipline?

Cheers!


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Posted: 18/03/2017 10:57:01
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Canoe was good enough to get us across the lake dry, we used our own pulleys. There's a few tyroleans set up in there so makes sense to take one with you. IP: 82.132.243.113
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Posted: 18/03/2017 11:37:34
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J25GTi wrote:

Bratchley wrote:

Hi guys,

In regards to the through trip, when you were in there what was the condition of the canoe and the pulley on the first zipline?

Cheers!


JOSH?


And the award for imaginative forum name goes to!
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Posted: 18/03/2017 11:40:41
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danswift wrote:

Canoe was good enough to get us across the lake dry, we used our own pulleys. There's a few tyroleans set up in there so makes sense to take one with you.


Cheers!

Was just wondering if the big industrial pulley was around still. I was there a small while ago (say 6 months or more) and it was at the bottom of the bloody lake! It was reported as such by someone else though IIRC.
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Posted: 18/03/2017 14:22:12
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Sad to hear the pulley has been sunk Crying was a bloody heavy thing to lug up there!

It was only really in there to stop people having problems with small pulleys on the 14mm cable. My thinking was that no one would be daft enough to nick it as well Laugh

As the zip line has now been changed to a smaller cable then standard pulleys will be fine now Thumbs Up

If all else fails I do have a second one of the big pulleys somewhere

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Posted: 19/03/2017 11:17:13
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That it does....

Off topic but I tried ringing you the other day....
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Posted: 19/03/2017 11:41:47
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Bratchley wrote:

danswift wrote:

Canoe was good enough to get us across the lake dry, we used our own pulleys. There's a few tyroleans set up in there so makes sense to take one with you.


Cheers!

Was just wondering if the big industrial pulley was around still. I was there a small while ago (say 6 months or more) and it was at the bottom of the bloody lake! It was reported as such by someone else though IIRC.


Alas, the big pulley is not at the bottom of the flooded chamber...it is hidden away nice and safe so I hope that is a small comfort for you Ed Big GrinBig Grin When we changed the zip line there last year, we hid it and the old cable aswell, the pulley is safe and the old cable has been re used over the " we must not loose this old bridge support chamber" as a small zip, the traverse being kept in place so there are two options for crossing Thumbs Up

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