Welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood Chris
. . . but much more gracefully retrieved it using a makeshift static rope fishing line and a hook made by cable-tying open the gate of a carabiner.
Guess he remembered that from when I retrieved his harness after he dropped it down the rift at the end of Roly Poly in Petersons – only I had to make do with loose threads from my oversuit to hold the krab open
No issues Alex – just couldn’t resist LOL
Just for completeness…
1. Mike led us straight to the cave with no faffing on the surface
2. Mike opted for the duck straight way
3. Alex found Mike laying on the ground at the bottom of the last pitch – having a rest whilst waiting for the others to turn up
He’s right – it’s been retrieved!
Awww – where the instruction sheet Chris???
Seeing as you know the whippersnapper, are you going to get him to return it to you?
Only other thing of note, is one of the crabs was well and truly jammed
You mean the one that one of those BPC whippersnappers managed to undo and send a picture of it, along with some instructions to Chris??
Please correct me if I’m wrong but I didn’t think Dihedral was a “pot” but merely a “route” down Gaping Gill
The deviation wasn’t that bad – was only the sheath gone – the core looked fine.
Looked a tad unnerving from above though Was only when you pulled yourself into it you could see the core was still relatively intact
Why were you called Dickfingers?
What about Tommy Dickfingers? Is the full team name but it costs too much to print on T-shirts hence the lite “Team Dickfingers” moniker lol.
Did they have Tommy on the team??
Well spotted Dunc
For those unaware, the name was taken from a classic series of out takes of Max and Paddy on Phoenix Nights
Good report Chris – plenty of mud and a good laugh along the way, with a fine meal to cap the day off.
Glad you enjoyed it
You forgot to mention how shitty it was Don 🤢
Wasn’t too bad where I was waiting
A fair representation Chris, but like to add Neil’s minor entanglement at the top of the main pitch, on his way out. A lesson in making sure you don’t have your hand jammer under the rope you have just changed over from – still, a few people would have panicked being perched on the little ledge, unable to get high enough to clip in, yet he still managed to lean out to untangle himself – a good effort
Is that the same Neil from a few years back Mike?
No – one of Chris Kelly’s climbing buds. Our Neil is far to busy being a rock star these days lol
Another alternative to the Whoop, which is by all accounts the least friendliest. (I don’t think it’s that bad!)
I guess you’ve never been caught dogging in the car park either Alex
Couple of amendments to Daz’s concise report:
1. Chris Sharman – not Chris Kelly
2. I never took you over the Crap Trap you would have passed it yourself on the way to Fall Pot unless you went back up the slope to the trade route
3. I rigged Chasm, Chris de-rigged
4. I quite like the Whoop – Barman has never done me any harm (that said, I’ve never been caught dogging in the car park through