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Swinsto 28/Sep/20 28 Sep 2020 22:48 #20027

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Those 27 years have gone far too quick since I last did this trip. With low water levels, it all seemed a little too enjoyable today. However, it is a cracking trip, for lots of good reasons for those that have not been through. Nice and simple pitch heads, nice streamways, enjoyable crawling ( well not the last part of Kingsdale Master Cave ) what is it with that section, a visit into the Kingsdale Master Cave and no SRT back up ( well 5ms to exit the master cave ) . Combined with only having to carry a few short ropes and about a 3 min walk back to the cars, what is there not to like ? Makes caving sound far too pleasant. Do not let the description of the long crawl put you off as it is quite straight forward, never too low and never tight. Ian Patrick ( Craven ) and myself.
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Swinsto 28/Sep/20 29 Sep 2020 10:25 #20028

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To be truthful, I prefer Simpson's Pot as it seems to be less busy and I thought you needed a fairly long rope for a Swinsto PT compared to Simpsons going through Slit Pitch (Don't think I could get through that anymore).

Did you not consider heading up Turbury Inlet for the connection to Turbury Pot?

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Swinsto 28/Sep/20 29 Sep 2020 18:21 #20032

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We used two 32 m ropes, one 9mm and one 8mm. From memory you require longer ropes in Simpsons ?? and again is not the tight eye hole in Simpsons ? If so then you can climb up above that and save the tight squeeze.

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Swinsto 28/Sep/20 30 Sep 2020 19:14 #20036

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I've been through Slit Pot in Simpsons using 2x24m ropes. That is the biggest pitch and is 70' I think.

To climb up and miss out Slit Pot you would need longer ropes, I have been that way but I can't remember the setup apart from abseiling off a less than perfect looking steel krab I think rather than p bolts. It's been tidied up now though.

8mm geez!

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Swinsto 28/Sep/20 30 Sep 2020 21:48 #20037

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8mm is just the pull line, would use 7mm if I had enough.

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Swinsto 28/Sep/20 01 Oct 2020 08:12 #20038

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iball wrote: 8mm geez!


They sell 8.5mm climbing ropes these days...
blog.weighmyrack.com/beal-opera-8-5mm-lightest-skinniest-single-rope/

And 7.3mm twin ropes...
blog.weighmyrack.com/beal-makes-the-lightest-thinnest-half-rope-in-2014/

People take long leader falls onto these.

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Swinsto 28/Sep/20 01 Oct 2020 09:23 #20039

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blimey glad I'm not a climber!

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