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Author Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
PeteJ

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Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
Posted: 20/12/2014 15:25:37
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Last Sunday I crossed an item off my bucket list. A long barge pole ( rail) was inserted into the lower side of a choke in a hopper from Prouds Sump Flats to Rampgill Level. The choke promptly removed itself from the rise into the level. The artefacts in the debris included soft drinks cans of 20+ years ago, several sections of rope, and one knee pad (Blue, external type). The owner of the knee pad will be able to reclaim this item, once it has been catalogued and photographed.

The Safety Team plan to return to site in January, in order to clear the debris from the level.

Persons descending ropes from Smallcleugh Level to the Flats should note that the final descent into the flat now continues into Rampgill Level, and the installed rope does not reach the bottom of the rise.
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royfellows

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Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
Posted: 20/12/2014 18:05:25
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Some interesting comments Peter, food for thought.

Maybe my red Mazda should have been photographed and catalogued before it went to the scrap yard.
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Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
Posted: 20/12/2014 18:30:12
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royfellows wrote:

Some interesting comments Peter, food for thought.

Maybe my red Mazda should have been photographed and catalogued before it went to the scrap yard.
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Thot its subframe holds up a collapse in Scaleburn?Laugh
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gNick

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Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
Posted: 20/12/2014 21:37:54
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For the benefit of anyone who had stood or contemplated standing on the solid looking (from above) 'floor' of the sump, it turned out to only be about 2 feet thick.
In the same area the ropes on the rise into Proud's flats from Hangingshaw have just been noticed to be in less than perfect condition. Another job for the Safety Team...

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Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
Posted: 20/12/2014 21:51:42
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gNick wrote:

the Safety Team...

No fixed ropes = safe ropes. Roll Eyes
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Smallcleugh Cross Vein - Prouds Sump Flats
Posted: 20/12/2014 22:06:18
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RJV wrote:

gNick wrote:

the Safety Team...

No fixed ropes = safe ropes. Roll Eyes

There's no such thing as safe, only less dangerous Devil

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