Author Topic: Never in a million years…  (Read 72215 times)

Steph

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #175 on: January 01, 2017, 01:17:50 pm »
Don't think it's that committing. Depth of the crack/chimney suggests good placements inside, and it's sandstone so should be nice and rough.

Spoken as a long term gritstone climber, hardest route being a lead of Sundowner at Froggatt which really DOES require commitment!
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #176 on: January 02, 2017, 06:02:19 am »

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #177 on: January 02, 2017, 06:30:47 am »
Wales, eh?

http://www.valthorens.com/en/activities-and-entertainment/winter-activities/the-tyrolienne.644.html

I was looking at that a couple of days ago (not contemplating, I left that to Miss Ham & boyfriend, who ended up not doing it because  queues), it starts at almost 3,300m....

Andrij

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #178 on: January 02, 2017, 10:48:42 am »
https://youtu.be/35D7rpxjeqo  - no, thanks

*looks into organising trip to Wales...*
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Steph

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #179 on: January 02, 2017, 10:22:58 pm »
It's near Llanberis and runs over some superb climbing areas in the old slate quarries.
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #180 on: January 03, 2017, 12:58:11 pm »
Don't think it's that committing. Depth of the crack/chimney suggests good placements inside, and it's sandstone so should be nice and rough.

Spoken as a long term gritstone climber, hardest route being a lead of Sundowner at Froggatt which really DOES require commitment!
You'd need some big hexs for that crack . . .

But yeah, I agree. Those cracks look nice and snug.
<i>Marmite slave</i>

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #181 on: January 03, 2017, 03:30:11 pm »


Rock climbing in Moab, Utah, USA.
Dear god. There's not much protection in there.
Rust never sleeps

woollypigs

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #182 on: January 03, 2017, 03:38:25 pm »
Dear god. There's not much protection in there.
The ground and rock look nice and solid and stable, I don't think it will fall on you.
#bollockstobrexit

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #183 on: January 03, 2017, 03:40:48 pm »
Dear god. There's not much protection in there.
The ground and rock look nice and solid and stable, I don't think it will fall on you.
I'm talking about him having put any protection in, or not.
Rust never sleeps

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #184 on: January 03, 2017, 04:18:12 pm »
Dear god. There's not much protection in there.
The ground and rock look nice and solid and stable, I don't think it will fall on you.
I'm talking about him having put any protection in, or not.
I guess he (or she) would reach into the back of the chimney and put in one of those fancy modern camming things. Never had much time for them, meself, I was a hex and nut man.
<i>Marmite slave</i>

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #185 on: January 03, 2017, 04:27:18 pm »
Dear god. There's not much protection in there.
The ground and rock look nice and solid and stable, I don't think it will fall on you.
I'm talking about him having put any protection in, or not.
I guess he (or she) would reach into the back of the chimney and put in one of those fancy modern camming things. Never had much time for them, meself, I was a hex and nut man.
Yebbut. If you look at the rope dangling in the picture it looks to me that he has no protection in at all.
Rust never sleeps

woollypigs

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #186 on: January 03, 2017, 05:00:33 pm »
Hatler I'm sure that said rope is securely anchored to the rock down below.
#bollockstobrexit

Steph

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #187 on: January 03, 2017, 09:33:15 pm »
Hatler, I'll zoom in for a better look when I get home.
ETA: Managed it at work. He has gear in about fifteen feet below him (rope changes angle) and possibly just where he is, but I don't really think the latter.
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #188 on: January 03, 2017, 11:16:16 pm »
Phew!! That's a relief!

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #189 on: January 06, 2017, 09:15:25 am »

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #190 on: January 07, 2017, 02:48:03 am »
I'll invoke this quotation from Mr. Kollbek as I decline to repeat his feat: " it's not for everyone, so I strongly advise inexperienced riders against trying this line "  -- even though the cliff is not quite as vertical as the view posted would suggest.

My tires' air pressure doesn't go low enough


Andrij

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #192 on: January 20, 2017, 12:44:32 pm »
Scared of heights?  Look away now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1BgzIZRfT8
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #193 on: January 20, 2017, 04:34:30 pm »
The height of that TV tower is only a few feet taller than the World Trace Center. I was walking in the Lake District when the towers fell and as I looked down from about that height I wondered how long it would take to run down the staircase from the top to the bottom, all 105 stories. Probably too long.

Steph

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #194 on: January 21, 2017, 05:57:19 pm »
Wonderful!
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Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #196 on: February 09, 2017, 09:43:10 am »
^

I looked at that for about 3 seconds before coming off it. Death wish.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #197 on: February 10, 2017, 12:36:51 pm »
Duct tape is magic and should be worshipped

Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #198 on: February 13, 2017, 09:43:55 am »
And it's not done on the smoothest of surfaces either!!
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

woollypigs

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #199 on: June 26, 2017, 07:03:41 pm »
Have we had these two?

Climbs Europe's tallest chimney, 360m - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-85lyn17wxo

Spot of wild camping at 280'ish - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLlgUT_MyrM
#bollockstobrexit