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Author Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
poosticker83

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Another Collapse at Rampgill
Posted: 14/06/2019 09:16:33
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Another one or has the recently reported fall ran some more Mark?

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Posted: 14/06/2019 09:22:28
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Completely different place, a lot closer to the entrance.

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Posted: 14/06/2019 09:38:55
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Bad news indeed Nick. Hope they aren't linked and that this is'nt the start of something bigger.

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Posted: 14/06/2019 09:43:07
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A long way between them so not related.

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Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Posted: 14/06/2019 18:40:52
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poosticker83 wrote:

Bad news indeed Nick. Hope they aren't linked and that this is'nt the start of something bigger.


I reckon if anything is going to let go, it'll be along Rampgill Vein (thru Norpex door) in the vicinity of Rampgill Shaft. There are multiple cracks in the limestone in the crosscut to the shaft which suggest (t me, at least) that a large block of the hangingwall is slowly peeling off into the understope; the horse level bypass level is so badly crushed as to be impassible, and even in VM days there was remediation work to repair crush damage owing to the shift. Have a look at the roof above the Plinth of Doom at the junction of Rampgill Shaft.

should keep future generations of explorers busy!

have a good weekend

MARK

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Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Posted: 14/06/2019 19:07:57
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Hattlebags wrote:

Reported that there has been another serious collapse blocking entry to or exit from Proud Flats. Please exercise great caution until this can be checked.

UPDATE : Seems that this might well be a false alarm as Pete reports today that the route through to the ladders up to Proud's is still open.


MORE UPDATE: I have visited the location this afternoon. No recent collapses - the route is open to Prouds flat ladder and beyond. I also walked up to Rampgill engine shaft - no change that way.
My best guess is that the reporter took the RH branch on Carrs Vein at the Hangingshaw -Smallcleugh vein junction.

PS: if the reader of this report is the same person who reports to the HSE, then you need to note that this is FAKE NEWS! Save yourself an email/phone call. Have a nice day.

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Posted: 14/06/2019 20:15:24
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Someone stirring it 'oop north?


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Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Posted: 15/06/2019 07:54:49
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Monty Stubble wrote:

Someone stirring it 'oop north?


Just an honest mistake I think from someone who hadn't been many times.

Saw the photo and wondered if might be up passage to the right, but couldn't find my photo of when I struggled up there many years ago.
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Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Posted: 17/06/2019 15:15:28
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PeteJ wrote:



PS: if the reader of this report is the same person who reports to the HSE, then you need to note that this is FAKE NEWS! Save yourself an email/phone call. Have a nice day.


The guy with the missing front teeth and ruptured spleen?
Sorry, reading tea leaves again
Laugh

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Posted: 17/06/2019 19:34:08
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There’s no new collapse.
Nick and I had a thorough check yesterday.
Well intentioned false alarm??

On another note, we are now out of scaff after the previous Hangingshaw dig - if anyone has any they can donate, it’d be much appreciated...?!

Leif.

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Posted: 17/06/2019 22:47:49
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There are dealers selling SH scaff round our way at a reasonable price, 75 pence a foot.
They on eBay, Wednesbury. I have their name on my wall for future projects.
Old motorway crash barrier has possibilities.

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Posted: 18/06/2019 12:31:31
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Cheers for the tip, Roy.
It’s appreciated.

Leif.

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Posted: 18/06/2019 13:55:27
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Wednesbury people. 4ft -£2.75 collect

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scaffolding-tube-4-lengths-only-used/323786481574?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D3fa611968f1c4e6b8991c650436e4701%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D323786481574%26itm%3D323786481574&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Afd834aa0-91c7-11e9-84b8-74dbd180f9ee%7Cparentrq%3A6aa5bb9a16b0aadad8a08dc3ffdcc634%7Ciid%3A1

Sorry about the long URL

They are everywhere on eBay, pick nearest to you.
Glad if I am of some help.
All I ever want to be.

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Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Posted: 19/06/2019 13:34:57
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Be care full it is not stolen. All sorts going round where I live.



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Posted: 19/06/2019 18:46:52
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I've got lots of scaff and connectors. How much you need Guvn'r ? IP: 185.69.145.46
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Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Posted: 19/06/2019 19:08:44
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About 3 medium sized housing estates?

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Another Collapse at Rampgill ?
Posted: 21/06/2019 09:47:36
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We certainly go through A LOT of scaff.
These inconsiderate mines, falling down all the time...

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