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Posts by Steetleysurfer

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Topic: MOORE BOOKS.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/07/2018 10:27:46   Subject: MOORE BOOKS.
Update on the delivery:

My missing book turned up - it’d gone to the wrong address.
Contacted Mike, with the intention of posting it back.
He told me to keep it for a friend.
Topic: MOORE BOOKS.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/07/2018 12:02:16   Subject: MOORE BOOKS.
Just wanted to say a BIG THANKS to Mike Moore, from Moore Books.

I recently had an issue with an order not appearing.
Mike Moore, the owner really went out of his way to replace the mi
Topic: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/05/2018 16:08:21   Subject: Damage at Carrs Mine at Nenthead
Really saddened to hear this, Pete.
Knowing that the culprits haven’t damaged any doors and appear to have entered the mine by other means must make it all the more frustrating - that obviously p
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 23/04/2018 19:38:41   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level
I’m keen to shift it, but I’ll be restricted to my usual Thursday nights.
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/04/2018 23:26:10   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level
Travellers please be aware:

The shale falls near Caplecleugh incline are moving again.
There has been a SUBSTANTIAL fall at the very end of the shale section (inbye.) - not in the usua
Topic: Poor air in Scaleburn
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/10/2017 21:49:54   Subject: Poor air in Scaleburn
The oil drum isn't blocked.
Neither are the digs beyond it.
Was there just last week.
Zero air movement though.
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/10/2017 21:01:47   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Paint in Caplecleugh now removed also.
If I get chance before I return to work I'll search out the remaining graffiti.
May I politely suggest anyone finding anything similar in the future ju
Topic: Poor air in Scaleburn
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/10/2017 20:57:42   Subject: Poor air in Scaleburn
Thanks for sharing!
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/09/2017 21:11:24   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
They put them in Scaleburn the same reason they put them in Caplecleugh....
Because they're cretins!
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/09/2017 10:20:20   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Arrows in Scaleburn have now been removed.
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 04/09/2017 11:52:02   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Why would people need to spray way markers in Caplecleugh? It isn't exactly complicated.
If folk feel that they need to spray arrows, then perhaps they shouldn't be in there in the first place...
Topic: LOST!!!!
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/06/2017 12:08:22   Subject: LOST!!!!
Thanks!!!
There's a very relieved teenager owes you a pint.
Topic: LOST!!!!
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/06/2017 10:17:26   Subject: LOST!!!!
No worries gNick, thanks.
You spoke to them I believe, they were on their way back down from Smallcleugh.
Topic: LOST!!!!
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/06/2017 08:22:11   Subject: LOST!!!!
My friends daughter left a helmet at Nent car park yesterday.
The missing item is a blue Petzl helmet, with a black Fenix lamp attached.
There was also some gloves inside.
It's obviousl
Topic: smallcleugh
Steetleysurfer

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/06/2017 08:19:13   Subject: smallcleugh
A party of three friends passed through there yesterday.
They had to clear fresh fall from one of the crawls along Smallcleugh Cross Vein.
I think the first one, but I'd have to speak to the
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/05/2017 18:00:03   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
[quote="legendrider"]Leif, Nick, Roy, Heb :thumbup:

Just out of interest, to what extent is the horse level and incline still railed? Got a couple of thought-experiments running in my hea
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2017 11:20:35   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
I'm well aware of who first gained access to the high level, and who we all have to thank for those ropes being in place. All due respect to them for their achievements.
It's not the first time I
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2017 09:58:30   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
[quote="Heb"]Can I add a word of caution about adding fixed ropes to this sump, creating a new so-called 'round trip'. Caplecleugh High Level and the North Vein workings are, at present, still in a n
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2017 09:45:22   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
We did look at the sump you mentioned, with a crawl over a mud mound?
We had planned to revisit and descend that one next.
This isn't the one we descended though.
Ours was right next to
Topic: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/04/2017 17:18:59   Subject: Caplecelugh High Level Link.
Hi all,
Some of you may have noted that I have been investigating a substantial air movement in the flats along Caplecleugh North Vein.
I am pleased to share that we have been able to link t
Topic: MINE WATER TREATMENT PROPOSALS NORTH PENNINES
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 18/03/2017 11:28:38   Subject: MINE WATER TREATMENT PROPOSALS NORTH PENNINES
Myself and my underground companion are frequently in Caplecleugh.
We'd be happy to report any change in flow for you.
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/03/2017 21:54:45   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Back in Caplecleugh today.
The collapse recently cleared at the site of the 2015 work has come down again.
My companion moved some blocks, but once again there is a crawl.
I didn't find
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/02/2017 21:53:53   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Good effort all.
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/02/2017 13:40:21   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
I've never been west on that level.
Sounds a delight.
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/02/2017 13:20:55   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
Not looking for an easier route up - the current route isn't that bad, in my opinion.
I was just curious as to the draught in North Vein Flats, and saw the high level as the only real option.
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/02/2017 12:08:57   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
Ok, no worries.
Is Ian Hebson often on this website?
It'd be nice to ask him what he thinks.
Personally, I'm convinced there's a connection between Fan/North Vein Flats and CCHL. Perhap
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/02/2017 11:56:22   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
Yep, or maybe just mad!
Either way, not something I'd fancy.
What is your take on those sumps Roy?
You must have an opinion on them.
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/02/2017 11:44:00   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
I did think those sumps were too far along the level.
It's hard to judge distance underground for me though.
We passed some on the left on the way in, a lot closer to the route up.
Perh
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/02/2017 10:26:33   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
We looked at three or four shafts.
All seemed to drop down a long way.
One was past that "square" sump, with a rather shaley top bit.
Another was along a short passage with a flat out c
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/02/2017 22:40:56   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
Certainly have.
Not 100% sure the sumps I mean have been looked at?
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/02/2017 21:49:45   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
That would be ideal.
I'm still half convinced the link to the North Vein comes from the High Level somewhere...
Topic: Caplecleugh High Level.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/02/2017 21:47:42   Subject: Caplecleugh High Level.
Anyone dropped down the shafts on the high level?
The ones I'm talking about are on the right hand side, if you are headed toward the portal/final fall/chalk graffiti.
Just wondered whether
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/02/2017 21:37:38   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Travelled through the falls today (twice, for my sins...).
At the end of the work done last year, there appears to have been a substantial amount come down. I recall a cantilevered block perched
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 07/02/2017 13:13:44   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
Has anyone been up for a look at the surface shafts previously mentioned?
Just curious if anyone has made any headway yet?
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/12/2016 16:05:47   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
[quote="Mr Mike"][quote="RAMPAGE"]Is there anything really that good on the other side?[/quote]

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Album/Photographs-Of-Capelcleugh_4068/[/quote]

Who could
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/12/2016 15:58:06   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
[quote="RAMPAGE"]Is there anything really that good on the other side?[/quote]

The traverse, The High Level via Archers Rise and the SRT trip to Smallcleugh via Bog Shaft are all top qualit
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/12/2016 12:43:43   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
[quote="Mr Mike"]See: http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Community/viewtopic.aspx?p=174665#msg174665[/quote]

Yep. Just seen that.
It's in a state isn't it.
It has looked different each time
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 05/12/2016 10:41:40   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
I didn't get down.
My other half had a sickness bug, so I had to take care of my young 'un.
How was the shale?
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/12/2016 23:34:09   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
Off for another look at the high level on Sunday.
I shall post on here the condition of the ropes etc...
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2016 12:12:33   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
[quote="PeteJ"][quote="RJV"]We got pulled up by a keeper when we were rigging a shaft somewhere NW of Perrys Dam a few years ago. Are there generally problems when you get up onto the moor? Would quit
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2016 10:42:22   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
I'd be keen for a look up. And yes, that moor can be bleak.
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 22:48:43   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
Has anyone been up on the moor for a look at these shafts?
Would anyone be keen to investigate further?
It appears I've opened up a very interesting can of worms with this thread!
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 17:05:07   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
So the consensus is there is an open surface shaft leading to "Fan" flats?
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 11:31:24   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
Mr Mike, if you're sure those surface shafts are flooded/filled, then the most likely candidate must be the high level somewhere.
I did the Archers Rise route this time last year. It was OK then.
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/11/2016 08:59:48   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
Mr Mike, in your opinion, what is more likely, a link to the high level somewhere or a link to the surface shaft you mentioned?
You wouldn't happen to have a grid reference to said surface shaft
Topic: Caplecleugh North Vein
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/11/2016 23:14:31   Subject: Caplecleugh North Vein
Anybody else been up the ladders by the vent fan?
I felt an incredible draught up there.
Does anyone know why?
Does it possibly link to the high level somewhere?
That's the nearest
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/11/2016 22:57:23   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Was in Caplecleugh again last week.
Looked like some had come down from the roof just past the little hole you crawl through toward the end of the fall, but it appeared to make the last section a
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 27/10/2016 13:40:04   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level, Nenthead
I've been through a couple of times within the last two months.
It is still passable, but as previously stated, not especially pleasant.
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/01/2016 20:06:24   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level.
Being a frequent visitor to the mines, and Caplecleugh in particular, I understand how loose some sections of it are.
The fall in question looks very different to what it was like in November.
Topic: Caplecleugh Low Level.
Steetleysurfer

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/12/2015 20:43:21   Subject: Caplecleugh Low Level.
Hi all,
Please note, the shale falls in Caplecleugh Horse Level have shifted again. Myself and a friend passed through them today, some sizeable slabs appear to have fallen, with more poised to m
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