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Priorsdale/Boundary Shaft, Nent.
Posted: 07/08/2018 10:50:32
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Hi all.

Has anyone been down Boundary Shaft recently?
I’m curious as to what in-situ ropes are still in place.
Only the third and fourth pitches were rigged last time I was there, around 3 years ago.
Does anyone have any more up to date info?

Thanks.

Leif.
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Priorsdale/Boundary Shaft, Nent.
Posted: 07/08/2018 12:37:59
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Hi Leif,

We did it April last year.

The 1st pitch is 35m, it is possible to rig off the metal work in place (but is in shaft, so a bit more tricky to get on/off from), with a backup to angle iron in ground around the shaft top. 2nd pitch we installed a number of pegs and bolted the far side with ring hangers - left in. Tat rop on pegs,

3rd pitch - can't quite remember - there is lead in tat rope, and I think you will need rope for the pitch. 20m. Anchor is sling from 2 scaff pole - bring your own sling.

You may want another rope for the ab at the bottom of the rubble slope big pipe chamber to the rebar pegs if you don't fancy traversing them. Past Bog Shaft the rise to the HL is bolted and still had org rope in that we put in, but is now 11 years old.

see:

http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/throughtrips/perry_shaft_route_rigging_smallcleugh_010417/perry_shaft_route_rigging_smallcleugh_010417.htm

http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/throughtrips/surfaceshaft_to_smallcleugh_via_caplecleugh_flats_031015/surfaceshaft_to_smallcleugh_via_caplecleugh_flats_031015.htm



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Priorsdale/Boundary Shaft, Nent.
Posted: 07/08/2018 13:28:18
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Nice one, Mike.
Thanks for the swift reply.
That about answers my query.
Aiming to get some pics etc of the back side of that recent Smallcleugh fall, for Nick.

Thanks again.

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