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Posted: 16/10/2018 19:37:46
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Hi all

I'm planning to have a nosey around Bwlch Glas sometime soon. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there are decent anchors at the pitch head. I haven't seen a recent thread on Bwlch Glas here...
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Posted: 16/10/2018 20:05:39
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Usual caveat, "They were good when they were fitted."
You must make your own judgement when you check them.

By the way.
A short length of caving ladder will make getting back up over the lip much simpler. Smile
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Bwlch Glas
Posted: 16/10/2018 20:08:51
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rufenig wrote:

Usual caveat, "They were good when they were fitted."
You must make your own judgement when you check them.

By the way.
A short length of caving ladder will make getting back up over the lip much simpler. Smile


There should be a deviation at the head of the vertical. I used a short wire ladder when I originally did it. Great minds etc

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Posted: 16/10/2018 20:54:07
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Okay well if I find I have forty feet of slack rope above me when I'm halfway down I'll know I misjudged it!

Not having any caving ladders I'm going to have to make use of the deviation or my ox-like brute strength.. Roll Eyes
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Posted: 20/10/2018 11:32:09
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So for anyone wondering in future, there are currently bolts and hangers in situ, and the deviation is likely very useful when your number 2 doesn't fail to clip it back on to the rope GunsOops

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