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Posted: 02/07/2018 17:45:43
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I am pleased to be able to say that recent work in there is now completed.

The left branch passes through Childs Shaft where a collapse was dug by Simon Hughes in the 1970's who fitted an oil drum for continued access. This had corroded over recent years as well as material coming in. There was also a tight crawl beyond under a loose roof. This has now been opened up and the bad roof reinforced with concrete. The corroded two thirds of the oil drum has been cut out and falling material on the left held back with steelwork. It appeared a simple job, but was actually a difficult task working in cramped conditions.

Working inbye of the drum was not as bad once the place started to open up. Well its done now and will be there for long after I am gone.

Nice abseil pitch down Western Engine Shaft stopes beyond. Will be going down shortly and getting some pictures.

Anyway, here is the competed job.



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Posted: 02/07/2018 21:16:06
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Great work Roy. Hope to have a look again before too long. It will be nice not to have the oil drum crawl etc in future. IP: 86.180.202.52 Edited: 02/07/2018 21:17:46 by Owt
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Posted: 02/07/2018 22:03:24
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Looks as usual Roy, you have carried out a very good job,
Well done
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Posted: 02/07/2018 22:29:59
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Oh yes, I have also removed my spit anchors from 1996.
The threads are exposed for you to examine at your leisure
Shocked

Nice new 10mm through bolts now.

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Posted: 10/07/2018 12:13:27
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Are there any access restrictions to visit talybont? I still need to sort out some PLI, but really fancy a trip to Wales over the weekend to try some new locations (preferably easy grade with minimal SRT due to an almost fixed bout of tendinitis)

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Posted: 10/07/2018 12:42:06
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Praada wrote:

Are there any access restrictions to visit talybont? I still need to sort out some PLI, but really fancy a trip to Wales over the weekend to try some new locations (preferably easy grade with minimal SRT due to an almost fixed bout of tendinitis)


Cave Access Ltd. No gates or physical barriers but please go to website and get a permit. We put in a lot of effort to get our agreement with the Welsh Government for the benefit of all.

http://caveaccess.co.uk/mines/index.html


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Posted: 10/07/2018 14:12:08
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Of course, not a problem at all, really does make it a much better experience for us explorers, with the work you all volunteer so generously Smile Is there anything else around talybont which is of similar difficulty? Really not feeling any strenuous SRT until i get these damn achy joints treated Sad

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Posted: 10/07/2018 14:15:21
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Temple Mine and Henfwlch are both easy walk ins, both CAL remit and details on here.
Of course, a bit further south and the is good old Cwmystwyth and Frongoch.

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Posted: 10/07/2018 14:45:11
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Many thanks, I will look at planning a good long day in the welsh hills Smile

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